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Putting women back into the equation,
This review is from: Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science (Paperback)This book (in its 1st edition incarnation) provided some revelation for me - a female wanna-be scientist. Since reading it I have gone on to study for a PhD myself - perhaps I have become one of the women bridging back the gap(!) In any case, the revelation was nothing short of an understanding that women had not been absent from science in history because of oppression, but that they had just not been credited with their achievements because of that oppression - which in case you're wondering really IS a big revelation to young females competing with so much genderisation in the sciences.
The only failing of this book is that it cannot possibly fit all of the stories of forgotten scientists, nor adequately do each story justice - for that I think we are in need of a series.
Having got so much out of it myself I have recently bought the new edition in the hopes of inspiring my nieces. I only wish it could be core reading in schools!