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Mary Somerville: Science, Illumination, and the Female Mind

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In an era when science was perceived as a male domain, Mary Somerville (1780-1872) became both the leading woman scientist of her day and an integral part of the British scientific community. Her scientific writings contributed to one of the most important cultural projects of Victorian Britain: establishing science as a distinct, integral, and unifying element of culture. ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Cambridge University Press (first published October 22nd 2001)
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Apr 30, 2011 Mscout rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fascinating biography of one of science's forgotten voices, the woman for whom the word 'scientist' was invented.
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