Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century

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Beacon Press, 1986 - Social Science - 230 pages
Portrays the lives and recovers the scientific contributions of women whose names have been left out of history books
 

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A look at the history of women in science. It is a bit too scholarly to be of general interest; for those with an interest in either the history of science or gender studies, it has a lot of good ... Read full review

Hypatia's heritage: a history of women in science from antiquity through the nineteenth century

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This book grew out of research for a class given by the author, who combines graduate study in science with research and teaching in women's studies. Against the background of the received wisdom ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
11
Women In Prehistory
12
Women and Science in the Ancient World
20
From the Alexandrians to the Arabs
35
Women and Experimental
50
The Sibyl of the Rhine
62
The Rise of the Scientific Lady
77
Chemists and
95
The Women Astronomers
119
The Philosophers of the Scientific Revolution
135
The NineteenthCentury Mathematicians
148
The Popularisation and Professionalisation of Science
174
Queen of NineteenthCentury Science
181
Epilogue
191
Bibliography
210
Index
225

The New Naturalists
108

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