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Bibliography

Books
L S Grinstein and P J Campbell (eds.), Women of Mathematics (Westport, Conn., 1987),
D H Kennedy, Little sparrow : a portrait of Sophia Kovalevsky (London, 1983).
S V Kovalevskaia, A Russian childhood: Sofya Kovalevskaya (New York, 1987).
A H Koblitz, A Convergence of Lives. Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary (Boston, 1983).

Articles
M Gray, Women in Mathematics, American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 79, Issue 5 (May, 1972), 475-479.
M Gray, The Mathematical Education of Women, American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 84, Issue 5 (May, 1977), 374-377.
E H Luchins, Women and Mathematics: Fact and Fiction, American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 88, Issue 6 (June-July, 1981), 413-419.
P C Kenschaft, Black Women in Mathematics in the United States, American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 88, Issue 8 (October, 1981), 592-604.
S A Antman A Convergence of Lives. Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary (review), American Mathematical Monthly, Volume 93, Issue 2 (February, 1986), 139-144.
M McNeil, Men rule maths, but that is not OK (review), New Scientist (11th April 1992), 41
Various, Women in Mathematics, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Volume 38, Issue 7, September 1991.
L Adams, Girls have boys beat by the age of 3, Sunday Times (11th March 2001)
J Booth & S Bisset, Soccer's textbook translation helps children score at maths, Daily Telegraph (21st April 2001)
C Jones, Boys outshine girls in maths, physics, The Age, Melbourne Australia (26th February 1998)
J Walshie, Girls' maths success adds up to a whole new trend, Irish Independent (26th May 2000)

Internet Resources

MacTutor History of Mathematics

Biographies of Women Mathematicians Website

R Cooke, The Life of S V Kovalevskaya

Enabling Environment for the Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

ScienceNet, Are boys smarter then girls?

M A Vitulli, Are Women Getting All the Jobs?

Women & Academia (and various links from this page)

Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One's Own"

Women in Mathematics (and various links from this page)


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