WorldCat Identities

Kevles, Bettyann

Works: 11 works in 53 publications in 3 languages and 6,023 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC78.7.D53, 616.07540904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bettyann Kevles
Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the late 1960s, the computer and television were linked to produce medical images that were as startling as Roentgen's original X-rays. Computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic reasonance imaging (MRI) made it possible to picture soft tissues invisible to ordinary X-rays. Ultrasound allowed expectant parents to see their unborn children. Positron emission tomography (PET) enabled neuroscientists to map the brain. In this lively history of medical imaging, the first to cover the full scope of the field from X-rays to MRI-assisted surgery, Bettyann Kevles explores the consequences of these developments for medicine and society. Through lucid prose, vivid anecdotes, and more than seventy striking illustrations, she shows how medical imaging has transformed the practice of medicine - from pediatrics to dentistry, neurosurgery to geriatrics, gynecology to oncology
Almost heaven : the story of women in space by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bettyann Kevles delivers the first authoritative account of women in space, from the thirteen women who tried in vain to become America's first female astronauts to Kalpana Chawla and Laurel Clark's final flight on the space shuttle Columbia. Through intensive interviews and meticulous research, Kevles crafts a riveting - at times inspirational - story of women who had "the right stuff," but had to struggle to prove it." "In bringing these women to life, Kevle probes the nature of their ambition, pinpointing where they were ahead of the curve - gaining access to professions formerly closed to them - and where they benefited from the efforts of others. She also lifts the veil on astronaut selection and explores the personal tensions among the women in the corps. She even addresses the taboo subject of sex in space." "More importantly, though, Kevles traces the impact of Cold War competition and the American women's movement on the world's most exclusive men's club. In the early 1960s - when the Apollo astronauts were preparing to go to the moon - American women were fighting for their own place in space. But they didn't have a chance. Institutions had to change and laws had to be passed and then implemented for women to become the pilots, scientists, engineers and physicians NASA needed. Over the next two decades, American women pushed open one door after another."--Jacket
Females of the species : sex and survival in the animal kingdom by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watching the wild apes : the primate studies of Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the field work of three female primatologists and what their studies have revealed about the behavioral patterns of chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans in their natural habitat
Thinking gorillas : testing and teaching the greatest ape by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of individual animals tested and even taught by dedicated, enthusiastic researchers
Lu gu by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DNA truth, beauty and the double helix : artists celebrate 50 years of the DNA revolution with works as mesmerizing as the stuff of life by Bettyann Kevles( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looking through women : the development of ultrasound and mammography by Bettyann Kevles( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Listening in by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.11 for Naked to t ... to 0.98 for Looking th ...)

Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Holtzmann Kevles, Bettyann 1938-

Kevles, Bettyann

Kevles, Bettyann 1938-

Kevles, Bettyann H.

Kevles Bettyann Holtzmann

Almost heaven : the story of women in space