inspiration from Siv Cedering’s poem within the type of a fictional letter from
Caroline Herschel that refers to “my lengthy, misplaced sisters, forgotten within the books
that list our science”, this ebook tells the lives of twenty-five female
scientists, with particular awareness to astronomers and mathematicians. every one of
the provided biographies is prepared as a type of "personal file"
which units the biographee’s lifestyles in its historic context, records her main
works, highlights a few curious proof, and files citations approximately her. The
selected figures are one of the such a lot consultant of this overlooked world,
including such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen,
Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a interval of approximately 4000
years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who used to be one of many first
recognized lady astronomers, to the sunrise of the period of recent astronomy with
Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The publication should be of curiosity to all
who desire to examine extra concerning the ladies from antiquity to the 19th century
who performed such key roles within the heritage of astronomy and technological know-how despite
living and dealing in principally male-dominated worlds.