Queen of Science

Queen of Science

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Edited and introduced by Dorothy McMillan. Born in Jedburgh in 1780, Mary Fairfax was the daughter of one of Nelson's captains, and in common with most girls of her time and station she was given the kind of education which prizes gentility over ability. Nevertheless, she taught herself algebra in secret, and made her reputation in celestial mechanics with her 1831 translation of Laplace's Mécanique céleste as The Mechanism of the Heavens. As she was equally interested… (more)

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Publisher: Canongate Books (April 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 731 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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