Women of Science

Women of Science

Righting the Record
Edited by G. Kass-Simon and Patricia Farnes
Associate Editor Deborah Nash
Distribution: World
Publication date: 3/1/1990
Format: paper 0 pages, 61 b&w photos
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-20813-2
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Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics. The women who have written these essays are, for the most part, not professional historians, but rather scientific professionals who felt the necessity of researching the contributions women have made to the devlopment of their fields.

The essays are unique, not only because they recover lost women who made significant contributions to their disciplines, but also because they are written with a depth of understanding that only a scientist working in a specific area can have.

The essays will be of interest not only to students (especially women students) of science who may be unaware of the many contributions women have made, but also to readers of the history of science whoses texts more often than not fail to include the work of most women scientists.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction, by G. Kass-Simon
Women in the Field: The Role of Women in Archaeology before 1960
Cynthia Irwin-Williams
Women in Geology
Michele L. Aldrich
Straying from Their Orbits: Women in Astronomy in America
Pamela E. Mack
Contributors to American Mathematics: An Overview and Selection
Judy Green and Jeanne Laduke
Women in the Intellectual Development of Engineering: A Study in Persistence and Systems of Thought
Martha Moore Trescott
Intellectual Contributions of Women to Physics
L.M.Jones
Biology Is Destiny
G. Kass-Simon
Women in Medical Science
Partricia Farnes
Women in Chemistry
Jane A. Miller
Women in Crystallography
Maureen M. Julian
Afterword
Patricia Farnes
Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index