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This was a very informative and interesting read. Patricia Fara had not so much an axe to grind as the wish to perhaps undo some of the previous grinding of axes that have sought to elevate "science" and its progress onto a pedestal.........and a pedestal that was thought and claimed to be very Eurocentric. Patricia obviously loves her subject, and often expresses her knowledge with a deft touch of humour as she brings it to our attention by little asides that just perhaps the female of the species has had, and does have, a brain. And one image that she conveyed at one point, of how light itself plays its necessary part as it passes through the more "didactic" stained glass imagery of Chartres Cathedral, has remained with me and continues to illuminate; in various contexts. Thank you.