Mary Somerville and the World of Science (SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology)

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Mary Somerville (1780-1872), after whom Somerville College Oxford was named, was the first woman scientist to win an international reputation entirely in her own right, rather than through association with a scientific brother or father.

She was active in astronomy, one of the most demanding areas of science of the day, and flourished in the unique British tradition of Grand Amateurs, who paid their own way and were not affiliated with any academic institution.

Mary Somerville was to science what Jane Austen was to literature and Frances Trollope to travel writing. Allan Chapman’s vivid account brings to light the story of an exceptional woman, whose achievements in a field dominated by men deserve to be very widely known.

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Dr Allan Chapman, MA, DPhil, FRAS, is a historian of science at Oxford University, UK, specializing in biographies of nineteenth-century astronomers. He has written several books, presented a TV series, and is a highly sought after lecturer with an international reputation.

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“It could be easily read by all students, starting from approximately eighth grade and up. ... As the world still struggles to properly manage its female human resources, this is an important book for people of all genders to read. Somerville can serve as a role model for both genders, as she demonstrated the value of perseverance and dedication in the face of great resistance.” (Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, February, 2015)

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