By Gabriella Bernardi
Taking concept from Siv Cedering’s poem within the type of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to “my lengthy, misplaced sisters, forgotten within the books that checklist our science”, this e-book tells the lives of twenty-five woman scientists, with particular consciousness to astronomers and mathematicians. all the provided biographies is equipped as a type of "personal file" which units the biographee’s lifestyles in its old context, files her major works, highlights a few curious proof, and documents citations approximately her. the chosen figures are one of the such a lot consultant of this missed international, together with such luminaries as Hypatia of Alexandra, Hildegard of Bingen, Elisabetha Hevelius, and Maria Gaetana Agnesi. They span a interval of approximately 4000 years, from En HeduAnna, the Akkadian princess, who was once one of many first famous girl astronomers, to the sunrise of the period of contemporary astronomy with Caroline Herschel and Mary Somerville. The publication can be of curiosity to all who desire to research extra in regards to the ladies from antiquity to the 19th century who performed such key roles within the heritage of astronomy and technological know-how regardless of residing and dealing in principally male-dominated worlds.