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Book Title: Scientists Anonymous: Great Stories of Women in Science|
The author of the book: Patricia Fara
Edition: Totem Books
Date of issue: December 20th 2002
ISBN 13: 9781840465747
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 6.9
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I thoroughly enjoyed this read. A decently crafted collection of biographies of some of the most incredible scientific minds of history. It was well researched, but was extremely brief, and lacked depth and thorough information of the lives of the women she covered. Patrica's descriptions were quite vague, short and simplistic, and I feel that it had the potential to be a five-star read, with further depth, length and information into the women's affects, their lives, and how they rebelled against societal normalities. At the end of each story, I felt like I needed more information, leaving me rather disappointed that there was to be none.
Overall, I would recommend it to someone who should like to pick up a short, non-information heavy, non-fiction read, which encompasses a brief backstory of some of the most incredible women of history, without being too long. However, unfortunately, length and depth is what I was looking for in this book and unfortunately it did not show.
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Read information about the authorPatricia Fara is a historian of science at the University of Cambridge. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford and did her PhD at the University of London. She is a former Fellow of Darwin College and is currently a Fellow of Clare College where she is Senior Tutor and Tutor for graduate students. Fara is also a research associate and lecturer in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. Fara is author of numerous popular books on the history of science and has been a guest on BBC Radio 4's science and history discussion series, In Our Time. She began her academic career as a physicist but returned to graduate studies as a mature student to specialise in History and Philosophy of Science, completing her PhD thesis at Imperial College, London in 1993.
Her areas of particular academic interest include the role of portraiture and art in the history of science, science in the 18th century England during the Enlightenment and the role of women in science. She has written and co-authored a number of books for children on science. Fara is also a reviewer of books on history of science.