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Lab Coats and Lace: The Lives and Legacies of Inspiring Irish Women Scientists and Pioneers

Lab Coats and Lace: The Lives and Legacies of Inspiring Irish Women Scientists and Pioneers

Mary Mulvihill

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This collection of biographies will interest the general reader, second level science teachers and students, and anyone interested in the history of science and in women's studies.

Lilian Bland, the 'flying feminist' was probably the first woman ever to build and fly a plane.

The mathematical 'princess of Polytopia' was one of the fabulous Boole sisters. Mrs Anne Jellicoe founded the first women's technical training college in these islands.

Physicist Alice Everett was among the fist people researching television technology.

A type of diamond is named after crystallographer and chemist Dame Kathleen Lonsdale. Dorothy Price introduced the BCG vaccine to Ireland and saved hundreds lives from TB.

These are just some of the women featured here who over the last 150 years, have led the way, many of them in non-traditional careers and often fighting institutionalised discrimination, yet going on to achieve national and international recognition.

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Author Mary Mulvihill
Publisher William Matchett
Publication date 8 Mar 2009
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780953195312

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