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The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society - Springer Biographies (Hardback)
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The Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society - Springer Biographies (Hardback)

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Hardback 102 Pages / Published: 01/12/2016
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This biography traces the life and work of Mary Fairfax Somerville, whose extraordinary mathematical talent only came to light through fortuitous circumstances. Barely taught to read and write as a child, all the science she learned and mastered was self taught. In this delightful narrative the author takes up the challenge of discovering how Somerville came to be one of the most outstanding British women scientists and, furthermore, a popular writer. Particular attention is paid to the gender aspects of Somerville's success in what was, to put it mildly, a predominantly male domain.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319491929
Number of pages: 102
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 8 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016


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"Mary Fairfax Somerville, a British woman also called `the Queen of Science,' was the last representative of a category of scholars with a wide range of interests. ... in this biography the author, the mathematician Elisabetta Strickland, emphasizes above all her familial and professional relationships. ... This book is a pleasant and sliding reading, suitable especially for those who have no scientific basis." (Gabriella Bernardi, Astrocom et al., astrocometal.blogspot.de, July, 2017)

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