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Rayner-Canham, Marelene F.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 7,438 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QD20, 540.82
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Most widely held works by Marelene F Rayner-Canham
A devotion to their science : pioneer women of radioactivity by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 2,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 17 full biographies and 6 briefer accounts of most of the early women pioneers in the study of radioactivity
Creating complicated lives : women and science at English-Canadian universities, 1880-1980 by Marianne Gosztonyi Ainley( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ainley argues that we must look at the lives of women scientists through a new historical lens that takes into account both the advances of science and concurrent debates about the advancement of women. Rather than having linear career trajectories, many women shifted fields, coped with discrimination, and endeavoured to find niches in which they could make significant contributions."--Pub. desc
Harriet Brooks : pioneer nuclear scientist by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry was their life : pioneer British women chemists, 1880-1949 by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British chemistry has traditionally been depicted as a solely male endeavour. However, this perspective is untrue: the allure of chemistry has attracted women since the earliest times. Despite the barriers placed in their path, women studied academic chemistry from the 1880s onwards and made interesting or significant contributions to their fields, yet they are virtually absent from historical records." "Comprising a unique set of biographies of 141 of the 896 known women chemists from 1880 to 1949, this work attempts to address the imbalance by showcasing the determination of these women to survive and flourish in an environment dominated by men. Individual biographical accounts interspersed with contemporary quotes describe how women overcame the barriers of secondary and tertiary education, and of admission to professional societies. Although these women are lost to historical records, they are brought together here for the first time to show that a vibrant culture of female chemists did indeed exist in Britain during the late 19th and early 20th centuries."--Jacket
Women in chemistry : their changing roles from alchemical times to the mid-twentieth century by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eilhard Mitscherlich (1794-1863) holds an important position among the chemists who created the basis of postLavoisier chemistry. His discoveries of iso- and polymorphism; his pioneering work on catalysis; and his research on benzene and benzene derivatives, the formation of ethers, and alchoholic fermentation belong to the truly fundamental achievements of classical chemistry. In 1822, at the instigation of his mentor Berzelius, Mitscherlich became the successor of Klaproth both as member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences and as full professor at the Friedrich-Wilhelm University. Despite his long quarrels with Liebig, the most influential chemist in Germany, Mitscherlich remained the most eminent representative of chemistry in Prussia. When he died, an epoch of chemistry in Berlin drew to an end
A chemical passion : the forgotten story of chemistry at British independent girls' schools, 1820s-1930s by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors reveal that from the 1820s to the 1930s chemistry teaching flourished in girls' independent schools in Britain. The fruit of years of research in the archives of dozens of schools, this account reveals the hidden history of a landmark achievement in the education of women
Harietto burukkusu no shōgai : Matai kōka to josei kagakusha( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rutherford, the "true discoverer of radon by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

British women chemists and the First World War by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rise and fall of domestic chemistry in higher education in England during the early 20th century by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Gretna garrison (article from Chemistry in Britain, March 1996) by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

British women and chemistry from the 16th to the mid-19th century by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chemistry Was Their Life: Pioneering British Women Chemists, 1880-1949 (World Scientific EBooks) by Geoffrey Rayner-Canham( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chemistry in English academic girl's schools, 1880-1930 by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early practical chemistry at British private girls' schools by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women's contributions to chemistry : an historical perspective and women at the forefront : 76th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 1, 1993 by Canadian Society for Chemistry( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stefanie Horovitz, Ellen Gleditsch, Ada Hitchins, and the discovery of isotopes by Marelene F Rayner-Canham( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Women in chemistry : their changing roles from alchemical times to the mid-twentieth century
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Alternative Names
Canham, Marelene F. 1942-

Canham Marelene F. Rayner-

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Canham, Marlene F. Rayner- 1942-

Rayner-Canham, Marelene.

Rayner-Canham, Marelene 1942-

Rayner-Canham, Marelene F.

Rayner-Canham, Marlene F.

Languages
English (101)

Japanese (2)