The Remarkable Life And Career Of Ellen Swallow Richards. Pioneer In Science And Technology

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This biography highlights the achievements of America's first professional degreed female scientist, Ellen Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

Richards paved the way for women to enter numerous fields of science previously believed to be the domain of men

The book takes the reader from Richards's childhood on a Massachusetts farm where she was schooled at home, to her internationally renowned successes in multiple branches of science

Currently there is much emphasis on nutrition Richards pioneered in this field, teaching the American public about fats, carbohydrates, proteins and calories at a time when scarcely anyone knew of their importance

Ellen Swallow Richards pioneered multiple fields of science and technology, opening doors for women to become chemists, biologists, geologists, ecologists, nutritionists, dietitians, science teachers, professors, and home economists

Richards began the ecology movement, particularly relevant in today's world as more and more attention is being paid to the health of our planet.

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