Pandora’s Breeches, Patricia Fara
History / Science

Pandora’s Breeches, Patricia Fara

Pandora’s Breeches is a brilliant study of women in science during the Enlightenment.  Fara effortlessly dismantles the ‘great man’ approach to scientific history by introducing the women, and for that matter all the other people, who were involved in the scientific breakthroughs of the Enlightenment. From the glittering intellectual Emelie du Chatelet to the painfully self-abnegating … Continue reading