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Author Reser, Anna, author.

Title Forces of nature : the women who changed science / Anna Reser & Leila McNeill.

Publication Info. London, UK : Frances Lincoln, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    920 RES    Available
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Description 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-271) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Section I: Antiquity to the Middle Ages -- Section II: The renaissance & the enlightenment -- Section III: The long nineteenth century -- Section IV: The twentieth century, pre-world war II -- Section V: the twentieth century, post-World War II -- Afterword.
Summary From the ancient world to the present women have been critical to the progress of science, yet their importance is overlooked, their stories lost, distorted, or actively suppressed. Forces of Nature sets the record straight and charts the fascinating history of women's discoveries in science. In the ancient and medieval world, women served as royal physicians and nurses, taught mathematics, studied the stars, and practiced midwifery. As natural philosophers, physicists, anatomists, and botanists, they were central to the great intellectual flourishing of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. More recently women have been crucially involved in the Manhattan Project, pioneering space missions and much more. Despite their record of illustrious achievements, even today very few women win Nobel Prizes in science.
Subject Women scientists -- Biography.
Scientists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author McNeill, Leila, author.
Added Title Women who changed science
ISBN 9780711248977 hardcover
0711248974 hardcover

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