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The bold and the brave : a history of women in science and engineering

Frize, Monique, 1942- author. ;Faulkner, Nadine, 1964- contributor.

Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press 2009

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  • Title:
    The bold and the brave : a history of women in science and engineering
  • Author/Creator: Frize, Monique, 1942- author.
  • Faulkner, Nadine, 1964- contributor.; Frize, Peter R. D., 1940- contributor.; Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
  • Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (366 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Women -- Education -- History; Women in science -- History; Women in engineering -- History; Women -- Intellectual life
  • Description: The author introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of science and engineering. She focuses on the history of women's education in mathematics and science through the ages, from antiquity to the Enlightenment. While opportunities for women were often purposely limited, she reveals how many women found ways to explore science outside of formal education. The book examines the lives and work of three women - Sophie Germain, Mileva Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin - that provide excellent examples of how women's contributions to science have been dismissed, ignored or stolen outright. She concludes with an in-depth look at women's participation in science and engineering throughout the twentieth century.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Pt. 1, Views of women's intellectual abilities. From ancient times to early modern Europe
    Renaissance and enlightenment
    The classic arguments and debates
    Pt. 2, Scientific education of women from the 17th century to the 19th century. Women who participated in science in early modern Europe
    Education for women in the 16th and 17th centuries
    Education for women in the 18th century
    School and university reforms in the 19th century
    Pt. 3, Education and careers in science and engineering. Women in engineering, mathematics, and science in the 20th century
    Obstacles to the entry of young women into science and engineering
    Recruitment and outreach
    Strategies to attract and retain more women
    Women in scientific and engineering workplaces
    Strategies for equitable workplaces
    Developing a new culture in science, engineering, and technology
    Pt. 4, Profiles of three women, by Peter Frize. The bold and the brave : Sophie Germain, Mileva Marić Einstein, and Rosalind Franklin.
  • Restrictions: Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
  • OCLC Number: 747089002
  • Identifier: ISBN1-280-69056-9;ISBN9786613667502;ISBN0-7766-1884-9