Thursday, April 21, 2016
A new student review of Remarkable Minds: 16 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine by Pendred Noyce
Cyrus252 posted a new student review of Remarkable Minds: 16 More Pioneering Women in Science and Medicine by Pendred Noyce. See the full review.
I liked that Pendred Noyce took on the responsibility to record the ideas of these women and to show that not only men can be scientists. I like to think that in a few hundred years people will look at this book and know that there were women who made remarkable scientific discoveries.
One thing I would have liked to see more of was the emphasis that men stole these women’s ideas and got full credit for them (some even won Nobel Prizes they didn’t deserve). It is really important when talking about this kind of thing to make sure that is clear. In the book I feel like that could have been a little more emphasized, because that is the main reason that we don’t know who these women are.
The book may be a little technical for some readers but Pendred Noyce's writing is beautifully coherent and to the point. Anyone who likes science or even enjoys a little heavier reading would deeply appreciate this book, I love science and it was an excellent complement to my previous knowledge about scientists.