Women in the sciences by Rebecca Kennedy

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Published by Science Reference Section, Science and Technology Division, Library of Congress in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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  • Women in science -- Bibliography,
  • Women scientists -- Bibliography

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Statementcompiled by Rebecca Kennedy and Michelle Cadoree
SeriesLC science tracer bullet -- TB 90-6
ContributionsCadoree, Michelle, Library of Congress. Science and Technology Division. Reference Section
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. ;
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13613136M

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