Eminent Take 2 – Annotated Bibliography

Byers, Nina, and Gary Williams. Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

This book is where I first discovered Lise Meitner and her life story.  This book was super helpful because it first had a short summary to quickly read through before you had to decide if you wanted to keep reading.  It also had a bunch of other interesting female scientist to learn about.


This website was really helpful to catch my interest because it had a nice summary to capture my interest.  It was great starter because from this website I knew that I wanted to choose Lise Meitner as my eminent person.

McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch. Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries. Joseph Henry Press, 2006.

Yes it is another book.  I found this book tremendously helpful because it went more deeper into her life story.  It explained with quite a lot of detail about her work: what she did and why she wasn’t recognized for it.


This is a link to the online version of a book.  I couldn’t find the book in the library so I read of the online version.  This book was my main source of information because it contained everything Lise Meitner went through, all the way from her childhood to the last bit of her years.  This book was so helpful in so many ways.  It was also a very interesting read.

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