Item #889 Harriet Brooks, Pioneer Nuclear Scientist. Marelene F. Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. Rayner-Canham.

Harriet Brooks, Pioneer Nuclear Scientist

Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, (1992). 0773508813. 8vo. Red cloth covered boards. 168 pp. including index. Book in fine condition / Jacket also fine. Item #889
ISBN: 0773508813

In 1904, Brooks left Canada to work as a tutor in physics at Barnard College in New York City. It was not easy for a woman graduate in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century to find employment, especially in Canada. Even after she had secured a position at Barnard, she had to fight to establish her right to continue as a member of the faculty. The authors follow Brooks across the Atlantic, where she travelled to Italy with Maxim Gorky and his entourage, and on to Paris, where she worked for a short while with Marie Curie.

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