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History of women in the sciences : readings from Isis

Author: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why is it that some women have created successful careers in science, when historically there have been so many barriers that exclude women from engaging in scientific work? Here is a comparative history that illuminates some of the patterns that have emerged in the history of women in science." "This book features some of the most influential and pioneering studies of women in the sciences, with a special focus on  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
ISBN: 0226450694 9780226450698 0226450708 9780226450704
OCLC Number: 40996020
Description: 379 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt. --
Isis' consciousness raised / Carolyn Merchant. --
Managing an experimental household: the Dees of Mortlake and the practice of natural philosophy / Deborah E. Harkness. --
Maria Winkelman at the Berlin Academy: a turning point for women in science / Londa Schiebinger. --
Science as a career in enlightenment Italy: the strategies of Laura Bassi / Paula Findlen. --
Botany for gentlemen: Erasmus Darwin and the loves of the plants / Janet Browne. --
Goethe's botany: lessons of a feminine science / Lisbet Koerner. --
The American career of Jane Marcet's conversations on chemistry, 1806-1853 / M. Susan Lindee. --
Parlors, primers, and public schooling: education for science in nineteenth-century America / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt. --
Science education for women in Antebellum America / Deborah Jean Warner. --
Science, women, and the Russian intelligentsia: the generation of the 1860s / Ann Hibner Koblitz. --
Women astronomers in Britain, 1780-1930 / Peggy Aldrich Kidwell. --
"A lab of one's own" : the Balfour Biological Laboratory for Women at Cambridge University, 1884-1914 / Marsha L. Richmond. --
Race and gender : the role of analogy in science / Nancy Leys Stepan. --
"Women's work" in science, 1880-1910 / Margaret W. Rossiter. --
Physiology in American women's colleges: the rise and decline of a female subculture / Toby A. Appel. --
Nettie M. Stevens and the discovery of sex determination by chromosomes / Stephen G. Brush. --
Marcella O'Grady Boveri (1863-1950): her three careers in biology / Margaret R. Wright.
Other Titles: Isis.
Responsibility: edited by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt.
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