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The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel

Author: Gabriella Bernardi
Publisher: Cham ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking inspiration from Siv Cedering's poem in the form of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to 'my long, lost sisters, forgotten in the books that record our science', this book tells the lives of twenty-five female scientists, with specific attention to astronomers and mathematicians. Each of the presented biographies is organized as a kind of 'personal file' which sets the biographee's life  Read more...
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Bernardi, Gabriella.
Unforgotten sisters.
Cham ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Publishing, [2016]
(DLC) 2016932888
(OCoLC)922910993
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriella Bernardi
ISBN: 9783319261270 3319261274
OCLC Number: 944920062
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 179 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Enheduanna (XXIV BC) --
2. Aganice (XX BC) --
3. Theano (sixth century BC) --
4. Aglaonike (V BC or 200 BC) --
5. Hypatia of Alexandria (355 or 370 ca. to 415) --
6. Sonduk (?-647) --
7. Fátima of Madrid (tenth century) --
8. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) --
9. Sophie Brahe (1556-1643) --
10. Maria Cunitz (1610-1664) --
11. Elisabetha Catherina Koopman Hevelius (1647-1693) --
12. Jeanne Dumée (1660-1706) --
13. Maria Margarethe Winkelmann-Kirch (1670-1720) --
14. Maddalena (1673-1744) and Teresa (1679-1767) Manfredi --
15. Maria Clara Eimmart (1676-1707) --
16. Christine (1696-1782) and Margaretha (1703-1744) Kirch --
17. Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) --
18. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) --
19. Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute (1723-1788) --
20. Louise Elisabeth Félicité Pourra de la Madeleine Du Piérry (1746-?) --
21. Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) --
22. Margaret Bryan (1760?-1816) --
23. Wang Zhenyi (1768-1797) --
24. Marie-Jeanne Amélie Harlay Lefrancais de Lalande (1768-1832) --
25. Mary Fairfax-Somerville (1780-1872) --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: Gabriella Bernardi.

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