Women in Mathematics (MIT Press)

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Mathematicians, science historians, and general readers will find this book a lively history; women will find it a reminder of a proud tradition and a challenge to take their rightful place in academic life today.

The colorful lives of these women, who often traveled in the most avant-garde circles of their day, are presented in fascinating detail. The obstacles and censures that were also a part of their lives are a sobering reminder of the bias against women still present in this and other fields of academic endeavor. Mathematicians, science historians, and general readers will find this book a lively history; women will find it a reminder of a proud tradition and a challenge to take their rightful place in academic life today.

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These eight biographies of woman mathematicians parallel the growth of mathematics and provide a new approach to the history of mathematics. Mathematicians will find this book a lively history; women will find it a reminder of a proud tradition and a challenge to take their rightful place in academic life today.

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Kathleen Baynes is Professor at the Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis.

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