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Hypatia's heritage : a history of women in science from antiquity through the nineteenth century

Author: Margaret Alic
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1986.
Series: Beacon paperbacks, 720.
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Genre/Form: History
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Alic, Margaret.
Hypatia's heritage.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)682230130
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Alic
ISBN: 0807067318 9780807067314 080706730X 9780807067307
OCLC Number: 13947403
Description: ix, 230 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Goddesses and gatherers : women in prehistory. The first women scientists ; Goddesses and heroines --
Women and science in the ancient world. The first written records ; The women Pythagoreans ; Women philosophers of the Golden Age of Greece ; The medical women of classical Greece ; The Roman matrons --
From the Alexandrians to the Arabs. The Alexandrian alchemists ; Hypatia of Alexandria ; The survival of science --
Medicine and alchemy : women and experimental science in the Middle Ages. Trotula and the 'Ladies of Salerno' ; Women and medicine in the later Middle Ages ; Women scientists of the Italian Renaissance ; Mediaeval alchemy --
'The Sibyl of the Rhine' --
The rise of the scientific lady. Women and the 'selling' of science ; 'Mad Madge', the Duchess of Newcastle ; Lady Mary Montagu, scientist and feminist ; The scientific lady satirized --
From alchemy and herbs : chemists and physicians of the Scientific Revolution. The new chemists ; Alchemical and herbal medicine ; Medicine becomes a science ; Women invade the profession --
The new naturalists. Natural history during the Scientific Revolution ; Botany, the female science ; The women geologists ; Women naturalists become biologists --
The women astronomers. The Coperincan Revolution ; Caroline Herschel and her comet sweepers --
The philosophers of the Scientific Revolution . The women philosophers of Italy ; The Marquise du Châtelet --
The nineteenth-century mathematicians. The mathematical contributions of Sophie Germain ; Ada Lovelace and the beginnings of computer science ; The mathematical mind : the story of Sóphia Kovalévsky --
The popularisation and professionalisation of science. Jane Marcet's Conversations ; The universities and the scientific societies ; Mary Somerville : 'the queen of nineteenth-century science.'
Series Title: Beacon paperbacks, 720.
Responsibility: Margaret Alic.
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