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Hardcover | $11.75 Short | £8.95 | ISBN: 9780262133692 | 304 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 2000
Paperback | $5.75 Trade | £4.99 | ISBN: 9780262632461 | 304 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 2001

Women Becoming Mathematicians

Creating a Professional Identity in Post-World War II America

About the Author

Margaret A. M. Murray, formerly Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Tech, is Lecturer in Rhetoric and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Iowa.


“A sophisticated, scholarly, and readable study— this is without a doubt the best book yet written on American women mathematicians. It is a 'mustread' for women (and men) of the mathematical community, as well as forspecialists in history of science, sociology of the professions, andwomen's studies."”
Ann Hibner Koblitz, Women's Studies Program, Arizona State University
“This book is not only an insightful and useful study of women in mathematics -- it is a page-turner. As thirty-six women mathematicians come alive in these pages Margaret A. M. Murray destroys the myth of the cloistered mathematical life and implicitly challenges us to find a new mythology that works for the next century. I couldn't put it down.”
Howard Georgi, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, Harvard University, and Former Co-chair, Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, National Research Council