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Women in Mathematics (History of Science)

Lynn M. Osen

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ISBN 10: 026215014X / ISBN 13: 9780262150149
Published by MIT Press, 1974
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Women in Mathematics (History of Science)

Publisher: MIT Press

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.

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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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