Seduced by Logic: Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution

By Arianrhod, Robyn

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9780199931613
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Oxford Univ.


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Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Science and Technology

As Arianrhod (honorary research associate, Sch. of Mathematical Sciences, Monash Univ., Melbourne; Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World through the Language of Mathematics) tells it, women throughout history have found ways around patriarchal society's limitations in order to pursue knowledge, and several have made notable contributions to science in the process. Among these are 18th-century Frenchwoman Émilie du Châtelet and 19th-century Scot Mary Somerville, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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