Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787693944
  • ISBN-13: 9780787693947
  • DDC: 920.72
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 2572 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released September 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Gale and Yorkin Publications broke new ground with the publication of the Dartmouth Medal-winning set, Women in World History. Now, with the release of Dictionary of Women Worldwide, Gale is again teaming with Yorkin Publications to offer something similarly extraordinary.

Unlike other women-focused dictionaries, most of which focus on a small number of famous women, this two-volume dictionary contains 25,000 brief biographical entries. In addition, Dictionary of Women Worldwide provides thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures, another unique characteristic. Includes an occupation index, ethnicity/nationality index and a chronological index.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787675857 | ISBN-13: 9780787675851


"...this dictionary will be a very valuable addition for both academic and large public libraries. Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers." --Choice, September 2007

— Choice

"The editors of the Dictionary of Women Worldwide (DWW) felt it was necessary to publish a resource that serves as a ready-reference tool devoted solely to women since most of the biographical dictionaries that are available tend to give more text space to males --sometimes as much as 95 percent more...the Dictionary serves as a valuable resource for academic and public libraries, especially for those that cannot afford the more expensive and older Women in World History, Volumes 1-3: A Biographical Encyclopedia that the editors have also published."


"...serves as a valuable resource for academic and public libraries." --ARBA, 2008