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Pandora's breeches : women, science and power in the Enlightenment

Author: Patricia Fara
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2004.
Series: Pimlico (Series), 637.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pandora's Breeches explores how women of the 17th and 18th centuries engaged in scientific activity and contributed to its rapid growth. It sets out a new and compelling version of science's past. --Publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fara, Patricia.
Pandora's breeches.
London : Pimlico, 2004
(OCoLC)988941714
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Fara
ISBN: 1844130827 9781844130825
OCLC Number: 53822763
Description: xi, 274 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pandora/Eve/Minerva. Women/science --
Lady philosophy/Francis Bacon --
In the shadows of giants. Elisabeth of Bohemia/René Descartes --
Anne Conway/Gottfried Leibniz --
Émilie du Châtelet/Isaac Newton --
Domestic science. Jane Dee/John Dee --
Elisabetha Hevelius/Johannes Hevelius --
Caroline Herschel/William Herschel --
Marie Paulze Lavoisier/Antoine Lavoisier --
Under science's banner. Priscilla Wakefield/Carl Linnaeus --
Mary Shelley/Victor Frankenstein.
Series Title: Pimlico (Series), 637.
Responsibility: Patricia Fara.
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