By Rita Levi-Montalcini,Giuseppina Tripodi,Lara Cortés Fernández

“Este libro —escribe l. a. mítica bióloga Rita Levi-Montalcini, Premio Nobel de Medicina— está destinado a las nuevas generaciones. Su objetivo es hacerlas conscientes de las fundamentales aportaciones científicas que hicieron sus antepasadas desde dos siglos antes de l. a. period cristiana hasta el siglo XX. Durante siglos las mujeres estuvieron excluidas. En el pasado las que destacaban por su sabiduría se consideraban brujas y eran enviadas a los angeles hoguera, e incluso cuando se abolió esta persecución, tan feroz como absurda, los filósofos y los científicos, incluidos los conocidos como ‘ilustrados’, siguieron alimentando el mito de los angeles absoluta superioridad intelectual del hombre”. Para demostrar que las mujeres también tienen un pasado, y un presente, científico, mostrando al mismo tiempo las injusticias y dependencias que tuvieron que sufrir a lo largo de siglos, el procedimiento que Rita Levi-Montalcini y Giuseppina Tripodi han seguido en este apasionado y apasionante libro es presentar los angeles incuestionable evidencia que proporcionan sucintas biografías de mujeres científicas como las matemáticas Hipatia, Sophie Germain, Sofia Kovalevskaia y Emily Noether, las astrónomas Caroline Herschel, Williamina Fleming, Henrietta Leavitt, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Margaret Burbidge y Vera Rubin, Mary Wortley Montagu, a los angeles que tanto debe l. a. vacunación moderna, las físicas Émile du Châtelet, Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Irène Joliot-Curie, Maria Goepper Mayer y Chien-Shiung Wu, químicas como Rosalind Franklin y biólogas como Gerty Cori, Barbara McClintock, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodkin y Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard .

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