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Readership: Interested general readers; students of the Enlightenment, intellectual Euopean history; those interested in the history of science and Newtonian physics
Robyn Arianrhod, Honorary Research Associate, School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
Robyn Arianrhod is an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University. She is the author of Einstein's Heroes.
"...timely reminder of how little things have changed since the 19th century and how much women of science can accomplish." - Wall Street Journal
1 Madame Newton du Châtelet
2 Creating the theory of gravity: the Newtonian controversy
3 Learning mathematics and fighting for freedom
4 Émilie and Voltaire's Academy of Free Thought
5 Testing Newton: the'New Argonauts'
6 The danger in Newton: life, love and politics
7 The nature of light: Émilie takes on Newton
8 Searching for 'energy': Émilie discovers Leibniz
9 Mathematics and free will
10 The re-emergence of Madame Newton du Châtelet
11 Love letters to Saint-Lambert
12 Mourning Émilie
13 Mary Fairfax Somerville
14 The long road to fame
15 Mechanism of the Heavens
16 Mary's second book: popular science in the nineteenth century
17 Finding light waves: the 'Newtonian Revolution' comes of age
18 Mary Somerville: a fortunate life
Epilogue: Declaring a point of view