W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (September 17, 1997)

Pythagoras's Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender War

Author: Margaret Wertheim

A spirited look at the relationship between physics and religion―and the implications for both sexes.

Here is a fresh, astute social and cultural history of physics, from ancient Greece to our own time. From its inception, Margaret Wertheim shows, physics has been an overwhelmingly male-dominated activity; she argues that gender inequity in physics is a result of the religious origins of the enterprise.

Pythagoras' Trousers is a highly original history of one of science's most powerful disciplines. It is also a passionate argument for the need to involve both women and men in the process of shaping the technologies from the next generation of physicists.


Paperback: 320 pages

Publication Date: September 17, 1997

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Margaret Wertheim

ISBN-13: 978-0393317244

Genres: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences