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Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  25 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The big names are here - Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Rosalind Franklin - alongside stories of brilliant women who have been forgotten, in a fascinating blend of history, science and biography.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 20th 2002 by Totem Books
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Lisa Kucharski
Dec 17, 2016 rated it liked it
The subject of the book, finding out about women who broke into the world of science well before being thought of as fully equal to man, was of interest to me. (Though I don't know if we are still considered by all men to equal to them at this time.)

The first part of the book contained what I thought was a good start, but once in I found it to be oddly laid out. You had an overview of a period and area then you basically got individual bio sections of each of the women just covered, semi-repeati
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Melissa Dwyer
Originally rated A by Dale Bizub
This 200 page “paperback” book chronicles scores of women of science thoughout the world from the 17th to the 21st century. Many have been forgotten or were never given credit for their accomplishments. The descriptions are short, biographical and include information on their socioeconomic backgrounds. The book spends a lot of print pointing out the injustices perpetuated on women. It’s hard to tell if the author’s main objective is about remembering and celebrati
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Deirdre
Nov 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting look at some of the women who worked in science. Fara does point out that many of them may be uncredited and unknown but the few that are known had to fight to be, even partially, recognised. In a few instances when they managed to get by authorities the men in charge blocked further inroads.

It's a good read for teenage girls, if only to make sure they understand that they have to stop slippage of their rights.
Meg
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Great topic, poor execution.
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Patricia Fara is a historian of science at the University of Cambridge. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford and did her PhD at the University of London. She is a former Fellow of Darwin College and is currently a Fellow of Clare College where she is Senior Tutor and Tutor for graduate students. Fara is also a research associate and lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of ...more
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