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: 01/09/2020
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Although women have been central to the study of the natural world at all times and places in history, their stories have been lost, distorted, or actively suppressed. 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, women were also central to the great intellectual flourishing of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.

Spanning the ancient period to the present day, this richly illustrated book seeks to redress the balance, with over 20 essays exploring how women have created space for themselves in science, technology, medicine, mathematics, theology and more.

Including feature biographies on both famous women in the history of science and lesser-known figures, this book investigates the ways that women from different backgrounds and time periods have navigated a male-dominated scientific culture - showing themselves to be pioneers and trailblazers, often without any recognition at all.

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

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