The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel

Editor/Author Bernardi, Gabriella
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-3-319-26127-0
Category: Biography
Image Count: 64
Book Status: Available
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This book tells the lives of twenty-five female scientists, with specific attention to astronomers and mathematicians. The book will be of interest to all who wish to learn more about the women from antiquity to the nineteenth century who played such key roles in the history of astronomy and science despite living and working in largely male-dominated worlds.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Three Rs
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I Timelines from Enheduanna to Sonduk
  • 1 Enheduanna (XXIV bc)
  • 1.1 Babylonian Astronomy
  • 1.2 Works
  • 1.3 Curious Facts
  • 1.4 As They Said of Her
  • 2 Aganice (XX bc)
  • 2.1 Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt
  • 2.2 Works
  • 2.3 Curious Facts
  • 2.4 As They Said of Her
  • 3 Theano (Sixth Century bc)
  • 3.1 The Pythagorean School and Its Astronomy
  • 3.2 Works
  • 3.3 Curious Facts
  • 3.4 As They Say of Her
  • 4 Aglaonike (V bcor 200bc)
  • 4.1 Greek Astronomy
  • 4.2 Works
  • 4.3 Curious Facts
  • 4.4 As They Said of Her
  • 5 Hypatia of Alexandria (355 or 370 ca. to 415)
  • 5.1 Alexandria of Egypt
  • 5.2 Who Was Hypatia
  • 5.3 The Museum
  • 5.4 Works
  • 5.5 The End
  • 5.6 As They Said of Her
  • 5.7 Curious Facts
  • 6 Sonduk (?–647)
  • 6.1 Korean Astronomy
  • 6.2 Works
  • 6.3 Curious Facts
  • 6.4 As They Said of Her
  • Part II Timelines from Fatima to Jeanne Dumée
  • 7 Fátima of Madrid (Tenth Century)
  • 7.1 Arab and Islamic Astronomy
  • 7.2 Works
  • 7.3 Curious Facts and as They Said of Her
  • 8 Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179)
  • 8.1 Works
  • 8.2 Curious Facts
  • 8.3 As They Said of Her
  • 9 Sophie Brahe (1556–1643)
  • 9.1 Works
  • 9.2 Projects
  • 9.3 As They Said of Her
  • 9.4 Curious Facts
  • 10 Maria Cunitz (1610–1664)
  • 10.1 Works
  • 10.2 Curios Facts
  • 10.3 As They Said of Her
  • 11 Elisabetha Catherina Koopman Hevelius (1647–1693)
  • 11.1 Works
  • 11.2 Curious Facts
  • 11.3 As They Said of Her
  • 12 Jeanne Dumée (1660–1706)
  • 12.1 Works
  • 12.2 Curious Facts
  • 12.3 As They Said of Her and She Said of Herself
  • Part III Timelines from Maria Margarethe Winkelmann-Kirch to Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute
  • 13 Maria Margarethe Winkelmann-Kirch (1670–1720)
  • 13.1 The Kalenderpatent
  • 13.2 Discoveries and Works
  • 13.3 Curiosity
  • 13.4 As They Said for Her
  • 13.5 Awards
  • 14 Maddalena (1673–1744) and Teresa (1679–1767) Manfredi
  • 14.1 Works
  • 14.2 Curious Facts
  • 14.3 As They Said of Them
  • 15 Maria Clara Eimmart (1676–1707)
  • 15.1 Works
  • 15.2 Curious Facts
  • 16 Christine (1696–1782) and Margaretha (1703–1744) Kirch
  • 16.1 Curios Facts
  • 16.2 Works
  • 16.3 The First Paid Woman Astronomer
  • 17 Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706–1749)
  • 17.1 Works
  • 17.2 As They Said of Her
  • 18 Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718–1799)
  • 18.1 Works
  • 18.2 Curious Facts
  • 18.3 As They Said of Her
  • 19 Nicole-Reine Étable de la Brière Lepaute (1723–1788)
  • 19.1 Works
  • 19.2 Curious Facts
  • 19.3 As They Said of Her
  • Part IV Timelines from Louise Elisabeth Félicité Pourra de la Madeleine Du Piérry to Mary Fairfax-Somerville
  • 20 Louise Elisabeth Félicité Pourra de la Madeleine Du Piérry (1746–?)
  • 20.1 Works
  • 20.2 Curious Facts
  • 20.3 As They Said of Her
  • 21 Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750–1848)
  • 21.1 From Cinderella to Soprano
  • 21.2 Becoming a Professional Astronomer
  • 21.3 Comet-Hunter
  • 21.4 Assistant to the King's Astronomer
  • 21.5 Curiosity
  • 21.6 As They Said of Her
  • 21.7 Awards
  • 22 Margaret Bryan (1760?–1816)
  • 22.1 Works
  • 22.2 Curious Fact
  • 22.3 As They Said of Her
  • 23 Wang Zhenyi (1768–1797)
  • 23.1 Works and Experiments
  • 23.2 What She Wrote, as They Said for Her and What She Said
  • 23.3 Awards
  • 24 Marie-Jeanne Amélie Harlay Lefrancais de Lalande (1768–1832)
  • 24.1 Works
  • 24.2 As They Said of Her
  • 24.3 Curious Facts
  • 25 Mary Fairfax-Somerville (1780–1872)
  • 25.1 Works
  • 25.2 Curious Facts
  • 25.3 As They Said of Her
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography