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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. She achieved this status through careful management of her gender identity and by creating rich, readable, and authoritative accounts of science that were rhetorically compelling, aesthetically satisfying, and valuable to the scientific community in the UK and abroad. This 2001 biography offers…



Mary Somerville

ISBN 10 : 0521626722
ISBN 13 : 9780521626729

A 2001 biography of the leading woman of science in Great Britain during the nineteenth century...


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