Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science (Hardback)
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Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 04/05/2021
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From the ancient world to the present women have been critical to the progress of science, yet their importance is overlooked, their stories lost, distorted, or actively suppressed. Forces of Nature sets the record straight and charts the fascinating history of women's discoveries in science.

In the ancient and medieval world, women served as royal physicians and nurses, taught mathematics, studied the stars, and practiced midwifery. As natural philosophers, physicists, anatomists, and botanists, they were central to the great intellectual flourishing of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. More recently women have been crucially involved in the Manhattan Project, pioneering space missions and much more. Despite their record of illustrious achievements, even today very few women win Nobel Prizes in science.

In this thoroughly researched, authoritative work, you will discover how women have navigated a male-dominated scientific culture - showing themselves to be pioneers and trailblazers, often without any recognition at all. Included in the book are the stories of: Hypatia of Alexandria, one of the earliest recorded female mathematiciansMaria Cunitz who corrected errors in Kepler's workEmmy Noether who discovered fundamental laws of physicsVera Rubin one of the most influential astronomers of the twentieth centuryJocelyn Bell Burnell who helped discover pulsars

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711248977
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The authors cover an impressive amount of ground, and the condensed profiles peppered throughout keep things moving. Full of eye-opening information, this unique perspective on women's history will enthrall history buffs, science enthusiasts, and feminists. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *
Moving from the ancient world to the modern era, Anna Reser and Leila McNeill's Forces of Nature examines women's unsung contributions to various scientific fields. -- Lauren Sharkey and K.W. Colyard * Forces of Nature *

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