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Creative Couples in the Sciences (Lives of Women in Science) Paperback – March 1, 1996

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Product Details

  • Series: Lives of Women in Science
  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813521882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813521886
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,636,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This unique collection of essays about the collaborative work of married scientists is of great interest on several fronts: it enriches the history of science by analyzing the crucial role collaborations play in modern science; it increases our awareness of the work of women scientists; and, in a broader social context, it illuminates issues relating to gender roles, the meshing of public and private lives, and the flexibility or restrictions of marriage. These fascinating profiles of some two dozen couples fall into five clusters. The first focuses on three couples who won the Nobel Prize: Marie and Pierre Curie, Irene and Frederic Joliot-Curie, and Carl and Gerty Cori. Another section portrays the marriages between wife-students and husband-instructors, challenging relationships to say the least. Failure can be just as instructive as success, so the essays on capsized collaborative relationships, such as the marriage of Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric, are just as compelling as those with happier endings. As each articulate and perceptive contributing author discovered, "creative adaptability" was a key factor in maintaining these complicated partnerships. Donna Seaman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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