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The Girl's Guide to a Life in Science


Inspiring, informative, twenty-five of India’s most celebrated female scientists. From astrophysics to zoology, learn what it takes to make a career in science.

Who were they encouraged by? What did they struggle against? What motivated them to choose their particular field? What are the key questions at the cutting edge of modern research? 

What are the Big Questions that they are striving to find answers for?

And why chose a life in science at all? 

For young women considering a career in science, this guide will challenge and encourage, and it will illustrate what it takes to be a scientist, and the rewards of this exciting field.

Each of the women in this essential guide gives a short overview of her life and career. The profiles are accompanied by “Know-it-ology”—a brief introduction to their particular field of research. Including: Sudha Bhattacharya (biochemistry), Renee M Borges (tropical biology) Priya Davidar (ecology), Shobhana Narasimhan (physics), Rama Govindarajan (fluid mechanics), Sulabha Pathak (microbiology), Manju Sharma (botany), Joyanti Chutia (plasma physics), Sulochana Gadgil (meteorology), Priyadarshini Karve (energy studies), and many more...


Editor: Ram Ramaswamy, Rohini Godbole and Mandakini Dubey
Year: 2011
Price: Rs. 195
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 201
Dimensions: 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Publisher: Zubaan Books
ISBN 13: 9789381017111

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