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Science  28 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5709, pp. 522
DOI: 10.1126/science.1104566

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Pandora's Breeches Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment. Patricia Fara. Pimlico (Random House), London, 2004. 288 pp. £12.50, C$34.95. ISBN 1-8441-3082-7.

Writing for a general audience, the author explores how women contributed to the development of science in 17th- and 18th-century Europe.