Barron, Rachel Stiffler

Lise Meitner: Discoverer of Nuclear Fission

(3) YA Great Scientists series. This biography details the physicist's struggles against sexism as a woman scientist, her flight from Germany during World War II, and her frustration when the scientific community never fully acknowledged her accomplishments in discovering nuclear fission. Illustrated with black-and-white photos, the book competently describes Meitner's life, capably explains scientific concepts, and fills a gap in juvenile biographies. Bib., glos., ind.


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