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Science: Storm in a Teacup Czerski, Helen
The science of the everyday related back to big scientific principles. Very good.
Feminism, Law: Eve Was Framed Kennedy, Helena
Women and English law in the nineties. Still seems relevant today.
History of science: Jurassic Mary Pierce, Patricia
Mary Anning, the first paleontologist. Good
History of science: The Glass Universe Sobel, Dava
Women in the early years of Harvard astronomy. Good
Science: Introducing Geology Park, Graham
As it says in the title. Very good.
History of science: The Age of Wonder Holmes, Richard
Science and the Royal Society in lat 18th and early 19th centuries. Does justice to Caroline Herschel's contributions. Good
History of science, politics: Stalin and the Scientists Ings, Simon
A salutary lesson in what happens when ideology overrules fact in the scientific world. Good
Science: Robotics, a very short introduction Winfield, Alan
Read it before going to the Robotics exhibition at the Science Museum and it gave me a greater appreciation of the accomplishments on display. Very Good.
Various theories of parallel universes, with a focus on string theory. Even with the straightforward style I found the concepts difficult to understand.
She's polemical not analytical - pouring out emotion rather than precise critique. In that respect the essays are of their time, but the issues she talks about are still relevant today. I prefer the more analytical approach - I like to know how things work so I can see how best to disassemble and rebuild, but that doesn't mean that anger has no place in the analysis.