Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century (Paperback)Margaret Alic (author)
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/12/2001
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This work reaffirms women's substantial contributions to scientific knowledge throughout the ages, revisiting names such as Hypatia of Alexandra, astrologer and philosopher Hildegaard of Bingen, Lady Mary Montegu - who developed inoculation against smallpox, the chemist Marie Levoissier, Caroline Hershel - a renowned astrologer, Ada Lovelace - whose work contributed to the beginnings of computer science, Mary Somerville "the queen of 19th-century science" and, of course, Marie Curie. In doing so she both reinforces women's contributions to history and outlines the precedents for women making great strides in contemporary science.
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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