Table of contents for Mary Somerville : science, illumination, and the female mind / Kathryn A. Neeley.

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Author's preface
Perceiving what others do not perceive: the 'peculiar illumination' of the female mind
1. Head among the stars, feet firm upon the earth: the problem of categorizing Mary Somerville
2. Creating a room of her own in the world of science: how Mary Fairfax became the famous Mrs Somerville
3. Science as exact calculation and elevated meditation: Mechanism of the Heavens (1931), Preliminary Dissertation (1832), and On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences (1834)
4. The earth, the sea, the air, and their inhabitants: Physical Geography (1848) and On Molecular and Microscopic Science (1869)
5. Personal Recollections (1973): Mary Somerville on Mary Somerville
6. Memory and Mary Somerville: in the public eye and historical memory
Epilogue: science, voice, and vision.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Somerville, Mary, 1780-1872, Women scientists Great Britain Biography