Read online or download a free book: Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories Of Women In Science
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (2 Aug. 2007)
By: Patricia Fara(Author)
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Why, when girls outstrip boys in exams, are there still so few women in the top levels of science? Why have women been excluded and is there still discrimination? Acclaimed science writer and children's author Patricia Fara investigates science past and present to find the answers. She examines women scientists' struggle against unequal opportunities, and shows how they have succeeded despite the obstacles stacked against them. The renowned names are here ? Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Rosalind Franklin ? but Scientists Anonymous also reveals the forgotten contributions of many other dedicated and brilliant women. Combining history, science and biography, Fara presents the stories of female explorers, mathematicians, astronomers and chemists from all over the world.
'Fara is an exhaustive, encyclopaedic guide to the achievements, both celebrated and unsung, of women in science, scrupulous about setting these in their historical and cultural contexts, explanatory without being didactic and immensely readable.' Jan Mark, Guardian
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