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Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 29 November... More > 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath. She studied mathematics and astronomy, and was nominated to be jointly the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society at the same time as Caroline Herschel.When John Stuart Mill, the British philosopher and economist, organised a massive petition to Parliament to give women the right to vote, he had Mary put her signature first on the petition.When she died in 1872, Mary Somerville was hailed by The London Post as 'The Queen of Nineteenth-Century Science' She was the daughter of Vice-Admiral Sir William George Fairfax (scion of a distinguished family of Fairfaxes), and was related to several prominent Scottish houses through her mother. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Somerville< Less
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