Women of Science: Righting the Record
Gabriele Kass-Simon, Patricia Farnes, Deborah Nash
Indiana University Press, 1993 - Science - 398 pages
Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The women who have written these essays are, for the most part, not professional historians, but rather scientific professionals who felt the necessity of researching the contributions women have made to the devlopment of their fields.
The essays are unique, not only because they recover lost women who made significant contributions to their disciplines, but also because they are written with a depth of understanding that only a scientist working in a specific area can have.
The essays will be of interest not only to students (especially women students) of science who may be unaware of the many contributions women have made, but also to readers of the history of science whoses texts more often than not fail to include the work of most women scientists.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yapete - LibraryThing
Powerful and riveting account of the remarkable contributions women have made to science, often against overwhelming odds. Should be read by everybody who is in the science field. Written by science practioners who also have a deep knowledge of their respective fields. Well researched. Read full review
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