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The Resource Mary Somerville : science, illumination, and the female mind, Kathryn A. Neeley

Mary Somerville : science, illumination, and the female mind, Kathryn A. Neeley

Label
Mary Somerville : science, illumination, and the female mind
Title
Mary Somerville
Title remainder
science, illumination, and the female mind
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn A. Neeley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation In an era when science was perceived as a male domain, Mary Somerville (1780-1872) became both the leading woman scientist of her day and an integral part of the British scientific community. Her scientific writings contributed to one of the most important cultural projects of Victorian Britain: establishing science as a distinct, integral, and unifying element of culture. By the time of her death, Somerville had achieved near-mythic status in Britain. Her works reflect both the power of science to capture imagination and the influence of cultural factors in the development of science. They provide a window into a particularly lucid and illuminated mind and into one of the most formative periods in the evolution of modern scientific culture. This retelling of Somerville's story focuses on the factors that allowed her to become an eminent scientist and argues for rethinking the story of women's participation in science
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neeley, Kathryn A.
Dewey number
500.2/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.S7
LC item number
N44 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1780-1872
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Somerville, Mary
Series statement
Cambridge science biographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Somerville, Mary
  • Women scientists
  • Somerville, Mary
  • Somerville, Mary
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Women scientists
  • Great Britain
Label
Mary Somerville : science, illumination, and the female mind, Kathryn A. Neeley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Head among the stars, feet firm upon the earth: the problem of categorizing Mary Somerville -- Creating a room of her own in the world of science: how Mary Fairfax became the famous Mrs. Somerville -- Science as exact calculation and elevated meditation: Mechanism of the heavens (1931), Preliminary dissertation (1832), and On the connexion of the physical sciences (1834) -- The earth, the sea, the air, and their inhabitants: physical geography (1848) and On molecular and microscopic science (1869) -- Personal recollections (1973): Mary Somerville on Mary Somerville -- Memory and Mary Somerville: in the public eye and historical memory
Control code
51299513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521626729
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51299513
Label
Mary Somerville : science, illumination, and the female mind, Kathryn A. Neeley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Head among the stars, feet firm upon the earth: the problem of categorizing Mary Somerville -- Creating a room of her own in the world of science: how Mary Fairfax became the famous Mrs. Somerville -- Science as exact calculation and elevated meditation: Mechanism of the heavens (1931), Preliminary dissertation (1832), and On the connexion of the physical sciences (1834) -- The earth, the sea, the air, and their inhabitants: physical geography (1848) and On molecular and microscopic science (1869) -- Personal recollections (1973): Mary Somerville on Mary Somerville -- Memory and Mary Somerville: in the public eye and historical memory
Control code
51299513
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521626729
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51299513

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