The first book of its kind to provide a full and comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science.
Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940The Johns Hopkins University Press #ad - This remarkable history recounts women's efforts to establish themselves as members of the scientific community and examines the forces that inhibited their active and visible participation in the sciences. In volume one of this landmark study, focusing on developments up to 1940, biologists, Margaret Rossiter describes the activities and personalities of the numerous women scientistsÑastronomers, chemists, and psychologistsÑwho overcame extraordinary obstacles to contribute to the growth of American science.
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The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science Women Writing ScienceThe Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - Used book in Good Condition. With lively anecdotes and vivid detail, used different methods, come up with different explanations for phenomena in the natural world, The Madame Curie Complex reveals how women scientists have often asked different questions, and how they have forever transformed a scientist's role.
Used book in Good Condition. Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations—limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men—to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences.
The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science Women Writing Science #ad - Exploring the lives of jane goodall, barbara mcclintock, robert oppenheimer, enrico fermi—to demonstrate how the gendered culture of science molds the methods, and the women of the Manhattan Project, Rosalyn Yalow, Julie Des Jardins considers their personal and professional stories in relation to their male counterparts—Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Rosalind Franklin, structure, and experience of the work.
Scientific Revolution: A Very Short IntroductionOxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the "Scientific Revolution. New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, and could do, telescopes and microscopes, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed by ships and scalpels, knew, experimentation and contemplation.
Explanatory systems were made, galileo, discarded, and remade by some of the best-known names in the entire history of science--Copernicus, Newton--and by many others less recognized but no less important. The story is told from the perspective of the historical characters themselves, and motivations, reasoning, emphasizing their background, context, and dispelling well-worn myths about the history of science.
Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Principe explores the exciting developments in the sciences of the stars astronomy, physics, astrology, the sciences of matter and motion alchemy, the sciences of earth geography, geology, and cosmology, hydraulics, pneumatics, biology, zoology, the sciences of life medicine, kinematics, anatomy, chemistry, and much more.
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Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of WomanhoodHarvard University Press #ad - These men were not necessarily misogynists. The spectacle presented, amusing, in cynthia russett's splendid book, an evolutionary buffer between men and animals-is by turns appalling, along with "savages" and "idiots", of nineteenth-century white male scientists and thinkers earnestly trying to prove women inferior to men-thereby providing, and saddening.
One scarcely knows whether to laugh or cry. Unfortunately, as russett demonstrates, in victorian sexual science, empiricism tangled with prior belief, and scientists' delineation of the mental and physical differences between men and women was directed to show how and why women were inferior to men. Used book in Good Condition.
Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood #ad - At the turn of the century science was successfully challenging the social authority of religion; scientists wielded a power no other group commanded. Used book in Good Condition. Erudite enough for scholars in the history of science, intellectual history, and the history of women, this book with its stylish presentation will also attract a large nonspecialist audience.
This was an unsettling time, racial and industrial conflict, fierce economic competition, crime, and the failure of society to ameliorate poverty, vice, when the social order was threatened by wars, illnesses. Just when men needed the psychic lift an adoring dependent woman could give, higher education, and the opportunity to become a wage earner! No other work has treated this provocative topic so completely, she was demanding the vote, nor have the various scientific theories used to marshal evidence of women's inferiority been so thoroughly delineated and debunked.
Surveying the work of real scientists as well as the products of more dubious minds, Russett has produced a learned yet immensely enjoyable chapter in the annals of human folly. Used book in Good Condition.
Science Secrets: The Truth about Darwin's Finches, Einstein's Wife, and Other MythsUniversity of Pittsburgh Press #ad - Was darwin really inspired by galápagos finches? did einstein’s wife secretly contribute to his theories? Did Franklin fly a kite in a thunderstorm? Did a falling apple lead Newton to universal gravity? Did Galileo drop objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did Einstein really believe in God? Science Secrets answers these questions and many others.
Alberto A. Moreover, he shows why opinions that were once secret and seemingly impossible are now scientifically compelling. Energetically narrated, science Secrets pits famous myths against extensive research from primary sources in order to accurately portray important episodes in the sciences. Used book in Good Condition.
Science Secrets: The Truth about Darwin's Finches, Einstein's Wife, and Other Myths #ad - The book includes new findings related to the Copernican revolution, young Einstein, Pythagoras, alchemy, and other events and figures in the history of science. Martínez analyzes how such myths grow and rescues neglected facts that are more captivating than famous fictions. Some tales are partly true, others are mostly false, yet all illuminate the tension between the need to fairly describe the past and the natural desire to fill in the blanks.
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Women in Science: Then and NowThe Feminist Press at CUNY #ad - Her new interviews, with some of the same women she spoke to twenty-five years ago, provide a fresh description of the hard times and great successes these women have experienced. Used book in Good Condition. In their hyphenated identity is captured the pain and excitement of a culture struggling to mature.
The washington postin this newly revised twenty-fifth anniversary edition, although not much has changed in the world of science, acclaimed writer and journalist Vivian Gornick interviews famous and lesser-known scientists, and shows that, compares their experiences then and now, what is different is women’s expectations that they can and will succeed.
Women in Science: Then and Now #ad - Everything from the disparaging comments by Harvard’s then-president to government reports and media coverage has focused on the ways in which women supposedly can’t do science. Gornick’s original interviews show how deep and severe discrimination against women was back then in all scientific fields.
Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Gornick’s portraits demonstrate the driving force behind science. The philadelphia InquirerWomen in science stir the contemporary imagination.
Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking BoundariesOxford University Press #ad - The final section focuses on women scientists involved with science administration and leadership. The compilation, based on sixty conversations, examines unique challenges that women with serious scientific aspirations face. Used book in Good Condition. The second section is a comprehensive exploration of the struggles and triumphs of "women at the top.
Hargittai introduces women from countries where relatively little has been written about female scientists. Used book in Good Condition. The book is divided into three sections: "Husband and Wife Teams, " "Women at the Top, " and "In High Positions. Hargittai uses her own experience to introduce her first section on the lives of prominent scientific couples and addresses the joys and disadvantages of husband and wife teams.
Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries #ad - Magdolna hargittai uses over fifteen years of in-depth conversation with female physicists, biomedical researchers, chemists, and other scientists to form cohesive ideas on the state of the modern female scientist. In addition to addressing challenges and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of women at the higher levels of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced approach by discussing how some of the most successful of these women have managed to obtain professional success and personal happiness.
Women scientists portrays scientists from different backgrounds, different geographical regions-eighteen countries from four continents-and leaders from a variety of professional backgrounds, including eight Nobel laureate women. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition.
Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of MathematicsRace Point Publishing #ad - You'll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, women like the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia, and rocket scientist Annie Easley. Power in numbers: the rebel women of Mathematics is an affirmation of female genius and a celebration of the boundless applications of mathematics.
Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics #ad - Prepare to be inspired. See their stories! Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Power in numbers: the rebel women of mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia.
The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific RevolutionHarper Perennial #ad - Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The invention of science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen.
Here are the brilliant iconoclasts—galileo, Newton, Brahe, Copernicus, and many more curious minds from across Europe—whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, and the concept of the fact, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, movable type printing, perspective painting, the laws of nature, Wotton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge.
Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. Ultimately, he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization—and the birth of the modern world we know. Wootton argues that the scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview.
The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A companion to such acclaimed works as the age of wonder, the scientific Revolution, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, A Clockwork Universe, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery.
Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in ScienceCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Got one? Now name a famous physicist. Name a famous scientist. Stumped? in blazing the trail: essays by leading women in Science, engineers, their passion for discovery, 35 highly successful physicists, and chemists share their personal histories, and their secrets for success with the next generation.
Here’s how. Oxford university Press USA. Used book in Good Condition. Ok, now name a famous living female physicist. Ok, now name a famous female physicist. The combination of personal stories and advice sends a powerful message to all young women considering scientific careers: I did it, so can you. Used book in Good Condition.
Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in Science #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Essayists candidly recount their experiences – both positive and negative – with an uplifting tone, focusing on lessons learned along the way. Harper Perennial.