Seduced by Logic: Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution

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$75.90
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780199931613
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About the Author

Robyn Arianrhod is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. She is the author of Einstein's Heroes.

Reviews

"...timely reminder of how little things have changed since the 19th century and how much women of science can accomplish." -- Wall Street Journal

"Anyone who enjoys the history of science, especially from the underrepresented feminist perspective, should appreciate this well-crafted narrative. Recommended." -- Library Journal

"Here is a skillfully written tapestry of the science, history and portrayal of two of the most charismatic women of mathematical science. Robyn Arianrhod has produced a captivating masterpiece that lures us readers into the intrigues and treasures of eighteenth-century scientific life." -- Joseph Mazur, author of Euclid in the Rainforest and What's Luck Got to Do with It?

"An elegant and inspiring history of how scientific revolutions make their way." -- Edward Dolnick, The Clockwork Universe

"For lovers of mathematics, this is the story of two delightful women whose translations and popularizations helped transform Newton's controversial theory of gravitation into [an accepted] natural law." -- Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, author of The Theory that Would Not Die and Prometheans in the Lab

"It is impossible not to be caught up in Arianrhod's enthusiasm for her subject and [be] gripped from the first page." -- Weekend Australian

"An impressively far-reaching book... Arianrhod takes the wide scope of her book as an opportunity to discuss Newtonian mathematics, the history of the Enlightenment, and women's education, to name just a few of her subjects. And no matter what the topic, her prose is natural, graceful and lucid."-- Readings

PRAISE FOR ROBYN ARIANRHOD'S EINSTEIN'S HEROES:

"Robyn Arianrhod's passion for mathematics is so infectious, you'll scream 'Eureka' when you read her book." -- Herald-Sun

"I read this exhilarating book as I would a novel. Arianrhod combines a passion for her subject with an erudition that is rate for a storyteller." -- Robyn Williams, ABC'S The Science Show