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Mary Somerville : Science, Illumination, and the Female Mind.

Author: Kathryn A Neeley; Mary Somerville; Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; David Knight; ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, Nov. 2001.
Series: Science Biographies Ser.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn A Neeley; Mary Somerville; Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; David Knight; ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 9780521622998 0521622999
OCLC Number: 842684186
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (280 p.) : ill.
Contents: Author's preface; Prologue; Perceiving what others do not perceive: the 'peculiar illumination' of the female mind; 1. Head among the stars, feet firm upon the earth: the problem of categorizing Mary Somerville; 2. Creating a room of her own in the world of science: how Mary Fairfax became the famous Mrs Somerville; 3. Science as exact calculation and elevated meditation: Mechanism of the Heavens (1931), Preliminary Dissertation (1832), and On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences (1834); 4. The earth, the sea, the air, and their inhabitants: Physical Geography (1848) and On Molecular and Microscopic Science (1869); 5. Personal Recollections (1973): Mary Somerville on Mary Somerville; 6. Memory and Mary Somerville: in the public eye and historical memory; Epilogue: science, voice, and vision.
Series Title: Science Biographies Ser.
Other Titles: Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection.

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

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'Kathryn Neeley explores Somerville's unique position: she was accepted as an eminent scientist, but also celebrated for the way she conformed to Victorian norms of womanly behaviour.' The Lancet Read more...

 
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