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Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices: Radium Research in Early 20th Century Vienna (Gutenberg-e) Hardcover – January 7, 2009
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[A] valuable and fascinating book.(Dr. Ivelin Kuleff Chemistry)
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A splendid achievement, accessible and innovative in form and content. Highly recommended.(Jeff Hughes Physics in Perspective)
the rich picture of the working life of a significant scientific center presented here remains a significant achievement.(Richard H. Beyler H-German)
Rentetzi provides a unique look at a chapter of radium research and particle and nuclear physics that deserves to be better known.(Joel O. Lubenau Journal of Health Physics)
A valuable contribution to the radium story and to women scientists of the early 20th century(Dr. Richard F. Mould NOWOTWORY: Journal of Oncology)
...this monograph is a welcome addition to gender studies and the history of early twentieth-century physical sciences.(A.A. Fisher Austrian Studies Newsletter)
With this book Rentezi has provided an important and insightful contribution to the study of twentieth century experimental practices, the history of radioactivity, and women in science.(Annette Lykknes Centaurus)
Rentetzi provides a unique look at a chapter of radium research and particle and nuclear physics that deserves to be better known.(Joel O. Lubenau Health Physics)
In conclusion, this book is a valuable contribution to the radium story and to women scientists of the early 20th century...(Dr. Richard F. Mould Nowotwory)
The result of this ambitious project is a book that makes an important contribution to the history of radioactivity.(Spontaneous Generations)
an equally innovative, stimulating, and carefully researched study that brings together urban transformation, politics, gender studies, a study of disciplinary material culture, and a history of a scientific discipline.(Tatjana Buklijas H-Habsburg)
Fundamentally, this work is a valuable contribution to the history of radioactivity and should be of interest to historians of science and gender historians alike.(Laura Kelly Gender and History)
About the Author
Maria Rentetzi is an assistant professor at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. She teaches science and technology studies, and her articles have appeared in journals such as Isis, the British Journal for History of Science, Centauraus, Endeavour, and Nuncius. Her forthcoming book deals with the development of nuclear science and technology in Greece after the Second World War.
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