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FP6

Women in Science

Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY

Abstract

For much of human history, women were officially excluded from the scientific realm. However, in spite of their invisibility in the history narrative, this did not mean that science was exclusively a man's world. Many women, throughout the centuries, have managed to overcome their marginalisation and excel in their chosen field, making vital contributions to the sum of human knowledge.
With this book we would like to celebrate European women scientists throughout the ages. The book tells the compelling stories of some of the heroines of European science - some sung but many unsung - and, through their narratives, it enriches and completes the history of scientific knowledge by highlighting its female face.
http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?pg=wisaudiobook (The book is also available as an audio book)

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