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- DescriptionIt is hard to imagine a more male-dominated field in the nineteenth century than that of sea navigation; this was the high-point of the British Empire and sea navigation drove it. Yet in the midst of this domain Janet Taylor emerged as a young woman confident of her ability to match the best male minds in the business. Janet was one of the most remarkable scientists of the nineteenth century, and yet until w her story has never been told. A gifted mathematician, astromer, author and instrument maker, Janet also possessed extraordinary skills as a teacher of navigation and business woman. The fifth of eight children, Janet was born in Wolsingham, County Durham, in 1804. By the age of nine her outstanding intellectual abilities were already apparent and she was awarded a special scholarship by Queen Charlotte. At fourteen she left school, but continued to educate herself in languages, science and mathematics. In so doing, she overcame her humble beginnings and became one of the most prominent figures in the nautical world. The only women in over 200 years to patent a nautical instrument, her incredible journey led her to extraordinary heights and earned her the respect and admiration of those at the highest level in their field. She excelled and maintained a position of leadership in her chosen profession for over thirty years, as well as raising a family of eight children and three step-children. An incredible woman far ahead of her time, this is the story of Janet Taylor's modest beginnings and her incredible rise to prominence.
- Author BiographyJohn S. Croucher is a Professor of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney. He has published over 130 research papers and 30 books, and for 8 years was a television presenter on football. John holds 4 PhDs and in 2013 won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. A fellow of both the Royal Society of Arts and the Australian Mathematical Society, in 2015 John was made a Member of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to mathematical science in the field of statistics, as an academic, author and mentor and to professional organisations'. Rosalind F. Croucher is an Adjunct Professor of Law, Macquarie University. In 2011 she was recognised as one of the 40 'inspirational alumni' of UNSW, where she gained her PhD in legal history. In 2014 she was named as among the 100 most influential women in the country. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Australian Academy of Law, in 2015 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for 'significant service to the law as an academic, to legal reform and education, to professional development, and to the arts'.
- Author(s)John S. Croucher,Professor Rosalind F. Croucher
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication11/08/2016
- SubjectBiography: Science, Technology & Medical
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note30
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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