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Author Arianrhod, Robyn.

Title Seduced by logic : Emilie du Châtelet, Mary Somerville, and the Newtonian revolution / Robyn Arianrhod.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  510.922 Ar41s 2012    ---  Available
Description 338 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This story of two remarkable women, Emilie du Chatelet and Mary Somerville, whose lives were drawn together by their irresistible desire for mathematical knowledge, reveals the intimate links between the Newtonian revolution and the origins of intellectual and political liberty.
Subject Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Emilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise, 1706-1749.
Somerville, Mary, 1780-1872.
Women scientists -- France -- Biography.
Women scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Scientists -- France -- Biography.
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women -- France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Women -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780199931613

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