Women In Science
From the ancient Greek physician Agamede to physicist and chemist Marie Curie, in descriptions ranging from a single paragraph to several pages, Women in Science profiles 186 women who as patronesses, translators, popularizers, collectors, illustrators, inventors, and active researchers, made significant contributions to science before 1910. It adds a new dimension to the history of science by rescuing from obscurity the many women who overcame significant cultural barriers to pursue scientific objectives.
About the Author
Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie is a historian of science who teaches at Oklahoma Baptist University.
"The result is not just a compilation of facts and figures or a biographical dictionary, but an intriguing, detailed overview."
—Diane C. Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"What comes across is the great love of doing science that many women have shared with men. What is also apparent are the formidable barriers that have been thrown up against them."
—Chet Raymo, Boston Globe