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Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

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Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

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Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of books about the history of science and scientific discoveries.

 

Her highly praised history of Bayesian probability — The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines & Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy — is published by Yale University Press. Her first book — Nobel Prize Women in Science, biographies of 15 leading women scientists — has been in print for 28 years and is published by the National Academy of Sciences.  Her most recent book, written with former director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell, is published by Simon & Schuster.

 

McGrrayne is a former newspaper reporter and a graduate of Swarthmore College. She lives in Seattle. Her webpage is at McGrayne.com.