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The Sleepless Reader The search for the book that'll keep me awake at night. Home About reads Past reviews Events Subscribe to feed. Instead, history and all other narratives should reflect the real variety of women out there: In well-intentioned pastiches of the past, scientific women emerge as cardboard cutouts — the selfless helpmate, the source of inspiration, the dedicated assistant who sacrifices everything for the sake of her man and the cause of science.

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October 7, at pm nomadreader. Wow: this book sounds so fascinating!

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October 7, at pm MJ. This sounds great! I love the premise. October 8, at pm Nymeth. October 9, at am Tiina. October 9, at am Violet.

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Nymeth: I think it would be right up your alley! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required. Post to Cancel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Women are also discussed in their role as patrons of scholars but not to the extent that they get their own chapter.

The book is great at debunking heroic versions of scientific history, which annoy me as I see science as such a collaborative effort at its core. Society was markedly different in the odd years described and more unapologetically patriarchal from what it is today. But I was wondering whether there is still something to learn from these women that is recognizable today? Both Elisabetha Hevelius and Marie Paulze Lavoisier appear to have determined their own destinies, by choosing established scientists as spouses and carving out their own niches alongside them.

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As well as collaborating in home-based research, women corresponded with internationally-renowned scholars, hired tutors, published their own books and translated and simplified important texts, such as Newton's book on gravity. They played essential roles in work frequently attributed solely to their husbands, fathers or friends.

Pandora's Breeches Writing in , Bathsua Makin was one of the first women to insist that girls should receive a scientific education. Despite the efforts of Makin and her successors, women were excluded from universities until the end of the nineteenth century. Taking a fresh look at history, this book investigates how women contributed to scientific progress. Full description. Fascinating in its details, Pandora's Breeches is also groundbreaking in the way it reframes the history of science" Guardian "This illustrates different ways in which women have contributed powerfully to the growth of science Convert currency.

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