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Fossil hunters, a cave explorer and a rock analyst: notes on some early women contributors to geology

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M. R. S. Creese
M. R. S. Creese
1650 Cambridge Road, Lawrence, KS 66044-2545, USA
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Published:
January 01, 2007

Abstract

The work and achievements of nine women contributors to 19th- and early 20th-century developments in the geological sciences are sketched. Two of these women – Gordon Cumming and Gray – were Scottish, two – Owen and Maury – were from the United States, Cleve von Euler and Sahlbom were Swedish, and three – Pavlova, Solomko and Tsvetaeva – were Russian. Of these nine, seven worked in palaeontology (then and later the branch of the field most often taken up by women), Owen made her name primarily as a speleologist and Sahlbom was a rock and mineral analyst. The sketches are offered as additional material for the ongoing effort to uncover and assess the role played by women in early work in the sciences.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

The Role of Women in the History of Geology

C. V. Burek
C. V. Burek
University of Chester, UK
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B. Higgs
B. Higgs
University College Cork, Ireland
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Geological Society of London
Volume
281
ISBN electronic:
9781862395299
Publication date:
January 01, 2007

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