Women of Science: Righting the Record

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Indiana University Press, 1993 - Science - 398 pages
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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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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

Contents

Women in Geology
42
Intellectual Contributions of Women to Physics
188
Biology Is Destiny
215
G KASSSIMON
268
Women in Chemistry
300
Women in Crystallography
335
Afterword
385
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About the author (1993)

Deborah Nash, who lives in London, spent ten months traveling in China on a British Council scholarship and collecting papercuts and folk art. Made in China is her first book.

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