FWD: Book on Irish women scientific pioneers

AnneM (AnneM@edc.org)
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 09:41:46 -0500

Forwarded from WISENET by Anne McAuliffe <AnneM@edc.org>
Subject: Book on Irish women scientific pioneers
From: Women In Science and Engineering NETwork <WISENET@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
at Internet
Date: 12/17/97 14:04

The following book may be of interest to list members:

'Stars, Shells & Bluebells' is a celebration of the lives and
work of over 15 Irish women scientists and pioneers from the 18th
century on, with a foreword by the former president, Mary Robinson,
and an introduction by the historian Mary Cullen. Among those
featured are the Cynthia Longfield, an intrepid explorer who was a
world authority on dragonflies; Sophie Peirce, a record-breaking
pioneering aviator and athlete; Maude Delap, who helped to untangle
the mystery of the lifecycle of jellyfish, by rearing them in her
home-made laboratory on Valentia Island and many others.

The book is accessible to a non scientific readership and should be of
particular interest to those interested in the hitherto unsung
contributions of our "scientific grandmothers", and womens studies in

Various contributors, published by Women in Technology and Science (WITS);
180 pages,
iep4.95 pbk (iep6.50 incl P&P).

The book is available in main bookshops or direct from WITS PO Box 3783
Dublin 4 Ireland or email <wits@iol.ie>.

Sara Bourke
Women in Technology and Science
C/O Lisvernane
Glen of Aherlow
Co. Tipperary

Phone + 353 62 56191
Fax + 353 62 56286
email wits@iol.ie

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