December 12, 2017

New PDF release: Almost a Man of Genius: Clemence Royer, Feminism, and

ISBN-10: 0813523974

ISBN-13: 9780813523972

Clemence Royer used to be a 19th-century Frenchwoman most likely most sensible recognized for generating the 1st French translation of Charles Darwin. even though, her efforts went a lot extra, encompassing anthropology, physics, philosophy, cosmology, and chemistry. during this full-scale biography, Harvey, a technology historian and previous affiliate editor of Cambridge University's Darwin Correspondence undertaking, strains Royer's outstanding lifestyles.

A feminist who made lifelong enemies virtually as effortlessly as she made associates, Royer was once by no means capable of adopt formal, complicated schooling and was once a manufactured from her personal self-study efforts. in basic terms in her previous couple of years was once she officially famous by means of a number of specialist societies and offered the French Legion of Honor. Harvey contains an summary of past biographical remedies, the textual content of an 1874 communique on "Women, technological know-how, and the beginning Rate," and broad notes.

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