Pythagoras' Trousers

Pythagoras' Trousers

God, Physics, and the Gender Wars

Book - 1997
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Here is a fresh, astute social and cultural history of physics, from ancient Greece to our own time. From its inception, Margaret Wertheim shows, physics has been an overwhelmingly male-dominated activity; she argues that gender inequity in physics is a result of the religious origins of the enterprise.Pythagoras' Trousers is a highly original history of one of science's most powerful disciplines. It is also a passionate argument for the need to involve both women and men in the process of shaping the technologies from the next generation of physicists.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1997.
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780393317244
Branch Call Number: 530.15 WER
Characteristics: vi, 279 pages ;,21 cm

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