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Forgotten Women: The Scientists


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'For most of history, anonymous was a woman.' Virginia Woolf

Everyone knows a forgotten woman. The ones we hold close to our hearts, the rebels we raise in conversation over a drink, the pioneering early feminists who have been overlooked for too long. Forgotten Women redresses the balance.

Forgotten Women: The Scientists recognizes and celebrates the work of 48 (the number of Nobel-prize-winning women) female scientists from across history and from all scientific disciplines, including mathematics, genetics, technology, chemistry, astronomy, physics and medicine. From Rosalind Franklin, who uncovered the structure of DNA but whose work was attributed to her male colleagues, to Ruby Hirose, whose pioneering research led to the polio vaccine, Forgotten Women: The Scientistsshines a light on the unsung scientific heroes whose hugely important yet broadly unacknowledged discoveries and research have transformed the face of science.

With evocative illustrations from the first open international directory of female professional illustrators,, and in collaboration with the New Historia, an academic initiative designed to document and promote the achievements of women in history, Broadly editor-in-chief Zing Tsjeng brings together the stories of the most remarkable women in science from across the ages.