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Kevles, Bettyann

Overview
Works: 11 works in 57 publications in 3 languages and 6,034 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RC78.7.D53, 616.07540904
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Most widely held works by Bettyann Kevles
Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond medicine, Kevles describes how X-rays and the newer technologies have become part of the texture of modern life and culture. They helped undermine Victorian sexual sensibilities, gave courts new forensic tools, provided plots for novels and movies, and offered artists from Picasso to Warhol new ways to depict the human form
Almost heaven : the story of women in space by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,159 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 499 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 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lu gu by Bettyann Kevles( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries 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

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

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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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

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Almost heaven : the story of women in space