Don Kennedy

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Little Sparrow · A Portrait of Sophia Kovalevsky
By Don Kennedy

Little Sparrow is the first complete biography in any language of Sophia Kovalevsky, the nineteenth-century Russian mathematical genius, champion of equal education for women, and first woman professor of higher mathematics. She pushed the development of analytical mathematics — such as ultraelliptical functions — beyond that of anybody before her. From the French Academy of Science she won an award as important as the later Nobel prize.

“This book has many facts, and libraries concerned with developing a women's history holdings should acquire it.”

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