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Mary Somerville and the world of science

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 o...

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Main Author: Chapman, Allan, 1946-
Other Authors: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Cham : Springer, [2014]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 157 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Series: SpringerBriefs in history of science and technology.
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