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Somerville, Mary 1780-1872

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Works: 168 works in 505 publications in 3 languages and 6,808 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Honoree
Classifications: Q143.S7, 500.2092
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Mary Somerville science, illumination, and the female mind by Kathryn A Neeley ( )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 biography offers detailed analysis of the underlying patterns, themes, and rhetorical strategies of her major works and argues that Somerville employed a transcendent feminine style that retained the advantages but transcended the limitations usually associated with women's ways of knowing. The book advocates a new narrative for women's participation in science and demonstrates the many ways that gender relates to science and science functions in culture
On the connexion of the physical sciences by Mary Somerville ( Book )
66 editions published between 1834 and 2009 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On molecular and microscopic science by Mary Somerville ( Book )
14 editions published between 1869 and 2004 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The connexion of the physical sciences by Mary Somerville ( Book )
19 editions published between 1834 and 1877 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical geography by Mary Somerville ( Book )
23 editions published between 1848 and 2000 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical geography by Mary Somerville ( Book )
39 editions published between 1848 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Somerville (1780-1872) would have been a remarkable woman in any age, but as an acknowledged leading mathematician and astronomer at a time when the education of most women was extremely restricted, her achievement was extraordinary. Laplace famously told her that 'There have been only three women who have understood me. These are yourself, Mrs Somerville, Caroline Herschel and a Mrs Greig of whom I know nothing.' Mary Somerville was in fact Mrs Greig. After (as she herself said) translating Laplace's work 'from algebra into common language', she wrote On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences (1834), also reissued in this series. Her next book, the two-volume Physical Geography (1848), was a synthesis of geography, geology, botany, astronomy and zoology, drawing on the most recent discoveries in all these fields to present an overview of current understanding of the natural world and the Earth's place in the universe
Mechanism of the heavens by Mary Somerville ( Book )
10 editions published between 1831 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal recollections, from early life to old age, of Mary Somerville : with selections from her correspondence by Mary Somerville ( Book )
29 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physical geography. By Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville ( Book )
3 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected works of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A preliminary dissertation on the mechanism of the heavens by Mary Somerville ( Book )
4 editions published between 1831 and 1832 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One with a shepherd : the tears and triumphs of a ministry marriage by Mary Somerville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the magnetising power of the more refrangible rays of light by Mary Somerville ( Book )
1 edition published in 1826 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueberblick der physikalischen wissenschaften in ihrem zusammenhange by Mary Somerville ( Book )
8 editions published in 1835 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancing with change by Dancing with change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program considers the library as knowledge creator and publisher. Asks what technology can do for librarianship and how libraries can benefit. Looks at trends for the electronic library with its expanding capabilities to distribute network information
Physische Geographie by Mary Somerville ( Book )
2 editions published in 1851 in Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physische Geographie by Mary Somerville ( Book )
3 editions published in 1851 in Undetermined and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroes of fiction by J. C Stobart ( Book )
2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fairfax, Mary
Fairfax Mary 1780-1872
Fairfax, Mary 1780-1872 Frueherer Name
Greig, Mary
Greig, Mary 1780-1872
Mary Somerville
Somerville, Maria 1780-1872
Somerville, Mary
Somerville, Mary, 1780-1872
Somerville, Mary Fairfax.
Somerville, Mary Fairfax, 1780-1872
Somerville, Mrs. (Mary), 1780-1872
Sommerville, Maria, 1780-1872
Languages
English (320)
German (11)
French (4)
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