Women of the Scientific Revolution

Leaders of the Scientific Revolution

Women were not allowed to attend academic institutions in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but many were highly educated and contributed significantly to understanding laws of science and nature. Many are unfamiliar with the women who were instrumental to the Scientific Revolution: the naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian; Margaret Cavendish, author of scientific books; physicist Émilie du Châtelet; Maria Agnesi, a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at the University of Bologna; and astronomer Caroline Herschel, among others. This book explores the context of women’s involvement in the Scientific Revolution and their contributions to botany, astronomy, mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry.

Library Bound Book List: $37.10 / S&L: $27.85
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Reading Level: 8

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-5081-7478-3
Author : Jeri Freedman
Copyright : 2018
Language : English
Pages : 112
Trim : 6" x 9"
Dewey : 509.2/52--dc23
Dewey(two) : B
Bibliography • Detailed Table of Contents • Further Information Section • Full-Color Photographs • Glossary • Index • Sidebars • Websites • Biographies • Timelines