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The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel, Gabriella Bernardi

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The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel
Title
The unforgotten sisters
Title remainder
female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel
Statement of responsibility
Gabriella Bernardi
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking inspiration from Siv Cedering's poem in the form of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to 'my long, lost sisters, forgotten in the books that record our science', this book tells the lives of twenty-five female scientists, with specific attention to astronomers and mathematicians. Each of the presented biographies is organized as a kind of 'personal file' which sets the biographee's life in its historical context, documents her main works, highlights some curious facts, and records citations about her. The selected figures are among the most representative of this neglected world, including such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen, Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a period of about 4000 years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who was one of the first recognized female astronomers, to the dawn of the era of modern astronomy with Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The book will be of interest to all who wish to learn more about the women from antiquity to the nineteenth century who played such key roles in the history of astronomy and science despite living and working in largely male-dominated worlds."--
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bernardi, Gabriella
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB34.5
LC item number
.B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Springer Praxis books in popular astronomy
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  • Women in astronomy
  • Women astronomers
  • Women in mathematics
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women in science
  • Women scientists
  • Women astronomers
  • Women in astronomy
  • Women in mathematics
  • Women in science
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women scientists
Label
The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel, Gabriella Bernardi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Enheduanna (XXIV BC) -- 2. Aganice (XX BC) -- 3. Theano (sixth century BC) -- 4. Aglaonike (V BC or 200 BC) -- 5. Hypatia of Alexandria (355 or 370 ca. to 415) -- 6. Sonduk (?-647) -- 7. Fátima of Madrid (tenth century) -- 8. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) -- 9. Sophie Brahe (1556-1643) -- 10. Maria Cunitz (1610-1664) -- 11. Elisabetha Catherina Koopman Hevelius (1647-1693) -- 12. Jeanne Dumée (1660-1706) -- 13. Maria Margarethe Winkelmann-Kirch (1670-1720) -- 14. Maddalena (1673-1744) and Teresa (1679-1767) Manfredi -- 15. Maria Clara Eimmart (1676-1707) -- 16. Christine (1696-1782) and Margaretha (1703-1744) Kirch -- 17. Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) -- 18. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- 19. Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute (1723-1788) -- 20. Louise Elisabeth Félicité Pourra de la Madeleine Du Piérry (1746-?) -- 21. Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) -- 22. Margaret Bryan (1760?-1816) -- 23. Wang Zhenyi (1768-1797) -- 24. Marie-Jeanne Amélie Harlay Lefrancais de Lalande (1768-1832) -- 25. Mary Fairfax-Somerville (1780-1872) -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn922910993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9783319261256
Lccn
2016932888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)922910993
Label
The unforgotten sisters : female astronomers and scientists before Caroline Herschel, Gabriella Bernardi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Enheduanna (XXIV BC) -- 2. Aganice (XX BC) -- 3. Theano (sixth century BC) -- 4. Aglaonike (V BC or 200 BC) -- 5. Hypatia of Alexandria (355 or 370 ca. to 415) -- 6. Sonduk (?-647) -- 7. Fátima of Madrid (tenth century) -- 8. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) -- 9. Sophie Brahe (1556-1643) -- 10. Maria Cunitz (1610-1664) -- 11. Elisabetha Catherina Koopman Hevelius (1647-1693) -- 12. Jeanne Dumée (1660-1706) -- 13. Maria Margarethe Winkelmann-Kirch (1670-1720) -- 14. Maddalena (1673-1744) and Teresa (1679-1767) Manfredi -- 15. Maria Clara Eimmart (1676-1707) -- 16. Christine (1696-1782) and Margaretha (1703-1744) Kirch -- 17. Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749) -- 18. Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) -- 19. Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute (1723-1788) -- 20. Louise Elisabeth Félicité Pourra de la Madeleine Du Piérry (1746-?) -- 21. Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848) -- 22. Margaret Bryan (1760?-1816) -- 23. Wang Zhenyi (1768-1797) -- 24. Marie-Jeanne Amélie Harlay Lefrancais de Lalande (1768-1832) -- 25. Mary Fairfax-Somerville (1780-1872) -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn922910993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9783319261256
Lccn
2016932888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)922910993

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