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The Ascent Of Woman

Author : Melanie Phillips
ISBN : 0349116601
Genre : History
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The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a peripheral if picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women's suffrage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women's role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men. Melanie Phillips' brilliant book tells the story of the fight for women's suffrage in a way which sets the high drama of those events in the context of the moral and intellectual ferment that characterised it.
Category: History

The Ascent Of Woman

Author : Roy Devereux
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010231954
Genre : Women
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The Ascent Of John Tyndall

Author : Roland Jackson
ISBN : 9780191093326
Genre : Science
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Rising from a humble background in rural southern Ireland, John Tyndall became one of the foremost physicists, communicators of science, and polemicists in mid-Victorian Britain. In science, he is known for his important work in meteorology, climate science, magnetism, acoustics, and bacteriology. His discoveries include the physical basis of the warming of the Earth's atmosphere (the basis of the greenhouse effect), and establishing why the sky is blue. But he was also a leading communicator of science, drawing great crowds to his lectures at the Royal Institution, while also playing an active role in the Royal Society. Tyndall moved in the highest social and intellectual circles. A friend of Tennyson and Carlyle, as well as Michael Faraday and Thomas Huxley, Tyndall was one of the most visible advocates of a scientific world view as tensions grew between developing scientific knowledge and theology. He was an active and often controversial commentator, through letters, essays, speeches, and debates, on the scientific, political, and social issues of the day. Widely read in America, his lecture tour there in 1872-73 was a great success. Roland Jackson paints a picture of an individual at the heart of Victorian science and society. He also describes Tyndall's importance as a pioneering mountaineer in what has become known as the Golden Age of Alpinism. Among other feats, Tyndall was the first to traverse the Matterhorn and the first to ascend the Weisshorn. He presents Tyndall as a complex personality, full of contrasts, with his intense sense of duty, his deep love of poetry, his generosity to friends and his combativeness, his persistent ill-health alongside great physical stamina driving him to his mountaineering feats. Drawing on Tyndall's letters and journals for this first major biography of Tyndall since 1945, Jackson explores the legacy of a man who aroused strong opinions, strong loyalties, and strong enmities throughout his life.
Category: Science

The Ascent Of Mary Somerville In 19th Century Society

Author : Elisabetta Strickland
ISBN : 9783319491936
Genre : Mathematics
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This biography traces the life and work of Mary Fairfax Somerville, whose extraordinary mathematical talent only came to light through fortuitous circumstances. Barely taught to read and write as a child, all the science she learned and mastered was self taught. In this delightful narrative the author takes up the challenge of discovering how Somerville came to be one of the most outstanding British women scientists and, furthermore, a popular writer. Particular attention is paid to the gender aspects of Somerville's success in what was, to put it mildly, a predominantly male domain.
Category: Mathematics

Literary News

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ISBN : NYPL:33433066596168
Genre : American literature
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The Awakening Of Women

Author : Frances Swiney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036783137
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028010796
Genre : American literature
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Literary News

Author : L. Pylodet
ISBN : IOWA:31858045165135
Genre : American literature
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Literary News

Author : Frederick Leypoldt
ISBN : UOM:39015071098191
Genre : American literature
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The Ascent Of Man

Author : Henry Drummond
ISBN : OSU:32435064727480
Genre : Evolution
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The Ascent Of Man

Author : Mathilde Blind
ISBN : IND:39000002971948
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The Ascent Of Man

Author : Henry Drummond
ISBN : 9783849644185
Genre : Religion
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Though its stand-point is Evolution and its subject Man, this book is far from being designed to prove that Man has relations, compromising or otherwise, with lower animals. Its theme is Ascent, not Descent. It is a History, not an Argument. And Evolution, in the narrow sense in which it is often used when applied to Man, plays little part in the drama outlined here. So far as the general scheme of Evolution is introduced--and in the Introduction and elsewhere this is done at length --the object is the important one of pointing out how its nature has been misconceived, indeed how its greatest factor has been overlooked in almost all contemporary scientific thinking.
Category: Religion

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ISBN : UOM:39015023900056
Genre : American literature
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015558203
Genre : American literature
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ISBN : MINN:31951001987619M
Genre : American literature
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A review and record of current literature.
Category: American literature