La Carolina, España, 1958

Adela Muñoz Páez is a professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Seville. Her investigative work has been documented in almost 100 articles in international specialist science journals and in numerous articles to disseminate scientific knowledge in the press.

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A fascinating journey through the history of women in science. A fair rediscovery of forgotten women.

Who was Enheduanna? And Émilie de Châtelet? Why do master brewers consider Hildegard of Bingen, an 11th century nun, their mentor? Did Marie Curie deserve the two Nobel Prizes for Science that she received? Would it have been possible to decipher the structure of DNA without the work of Rosalind Franklin? Why is the woman who unravelled the structure of penicillin so unknown? What role did women play in the Silver Age of Science during Spain’s Second Republic?

In this book, Adela Muñoz Páez rescues the history of some women who made relevant contributions to science. At the same time, she travels through history to explore why there were so few of them, and why they’re so unknown today.

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A fascinating journey through the history of women in science. A just rediscovery of forgotten women.

Who was Enheduanna? And Émilie de Châtelet? Why do master brewers consider Hildegard of Bingen, an 11th century nun, their mentor? Did Marie Curie deserve the two Nobel Prizes for Science that she received? Would it have been possible to decipher the structure of DNA without the work of Rosalind Franklin? Why is the woman who unravelled the structure of penicillin so unknown? What role did women play in the Silver Age of Science during Spain’s Second Republic?

In this book, Adela Muñoz Páez rescues the history of some women who made relevant contributions to science. At the same time, she travels through history to explore why there were so few of them, and why they’re so unknown today.

Interview, La Contra, La Vanguardia, 03-03-17

TV Interview, Para Todos, La 2, RTVE, 26-03-17

'Heroínas olvidadas: científicas de la II República', Adela Muñoz, El País, 11-02-17

TV Interview, Canal Sur, marzo 2017

Review by Sandra Ferrer, febrero 2017 

Obra divulgativa sobre Antoine Lavoisier dentro de una colección de libros única, rigurosa y didáctica, para conocer las teorías que explican el mundo a través de la vida de los científicos que las descubrieron.

Obra divulgativa sobre Marie Curie dentro de una colección de libros única, rigurosa y didáctica, para conocer las teorías que explican el mundo a través de la vida de los científicos que las descubrieron.

Una reflexión necesaria sobre la eutanasia y las implicaciones morales y legales de luchar por una muerte digna. La muerte sigue siendo un tema tabú en las sociedades occidentales, una cuestión que entendemos que está fuera de nuestras manos. En consecuencia, la eutanasia, el derecho de cada uno a decidir sobre su propia muerte, es uno de los debates más controvertidos pero también más necesarios de nuestros días. Adela Muñoz Páez expone casos reales y explica cuáles son sus implicaciones científicas, morales y legales.

The use of poison as a weapon of power dates back to the origins of history. Emperors, kings, pharaohs, plebeians and courtiers, lovers and spies, have all been victims and beneficiaries of the effects of these substances, which are as deadly as they are discreet and fascinating.

Touching on the most celebrated poisonings in history –Socrates, Cleopatra, Lucrezia Borgia,Rasputin, Hitler…–, Adela Muñoz Páez, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Seville, provides a riveting history of poisons. These range from the most familiar, such as hemlock and arsenic, to the most modern and sophisticated, such as thallium and polonium.

 

Prizes

  • 2017 - Premio Equitat de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya por su proyecto de teatro con el grupo P5C: "Científicas: pasado, presente y futuro", dirigido a estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
  • 2015 - Premio Meridiana (Instituto de la Mujer de la Junta de Andalucía). Mención especial del jurado, por su trayectoria profesional y personal.
  • 2008 - Accésit del Premio de Divulgación Feminista Carmen de Burgos por su artículo "Que no estén solas".