A Convergence of Lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary
- Publish Date: 1983-01-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: A.H Koblitz
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The Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaia (1850-1891) was the first professional female scientist to achieve international eminence, making significant and far reaching contributions to her subject. She was also an accomplished writer, a proponent of women's rights and education and a champion of political causes in Western Europe and her native Russia.
The first biography in English presents a unified historical portrait of this remarkable women, offering a unique insight into the social and political climate of late nineteenth century Russia.