Women and Science

Women and Science

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From Maria Winkelman's discovery of the comet of 1702 to the Nobel Prize-winning work of twentieth-century scientist Barbara McClintock, women have played a central role in modern science. Their successes have not come easily, nor have they been consistently recognized. This book examines the challenges and barriers women scientists have faced and chronicles their achievements as they struggled to attain recognition for their work in the male-dominated world of modern science.Essay. Any account of gender and women in the history of science in the early modern period must make reference to Carolyn ... Merchanta#39;s work, however, not only brings about a rethinking of this assessment of the seventeenth century but prompts the reader to ask whether a ... However, it is worth noting that Fox Keller tempers her arguments in this vein by the admission that Bacona#39;s metaphors shift anbsp;...

Title:Women and Science
Author:Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2004


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