Facebook Twitter Pinterest
CDN$ 31.46
  • List Price: CDN$ 34.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 3.49 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story Hardcover – May 30 2017

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
CDN$ 31.46
CDN$ 31.46 CDN$ 30.03

Save 10% on Textbooks with Prime Student: Use TEXT10 at checkout
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Prime Students save 10% when purchasing $100 or more on textbooks Enter code TEXT10 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently bought together

  • Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
  • +
  • Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook
Total price: CDN$ 51.25
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Click here to download the iOS app
    Apple
  • Click here to download the Android app
    Android
  • Click here to download the Windows Phone app
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (May 30 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780807071700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807071700
  • ASIN: 0807071706
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #235,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

Review

“A brilliant approach to a long overlooked topic, Inferior is impossible to ignore and invaluable.”
Booklist

“The Enlightenment brought revolutions in science, philosophy and art while ushering in respect for human reason over religious faith. But the era also created a narrative about women—that they are intellectually inferior to men. Indeed, science itself is an establishment rooted in exclusion, writes science journalist Saini, citing a long history of unrecognized achievement by women scientists: Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin and Emmy Noether, to name a few. The process of science is also riddled with inherent biases that have done nothing to improve society’s views of women. Neurosexism, for example, is a term that describes scientific studies that fall back on gender stereotypes. New science and awareness are overturning a great deal of flawed thinking, as Saini shows, but there is still a long way to go.”
—Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American

“In this smart, balanced, and wonderfully readable book, Angela Saini breaks the vicious cycle by which women, having been excluded from the sciences by men who assumed them to be inferior, were judged by those same male scientists to be inferior. Study by study, she objectively reexamines what we think we know about the supposed differences between the sexes. If you have ever been shouted down by a male colleague who insists that science has proven women to be biologically inferior to men, here are the arguments you need to demonstrate that he doesn’t know what he is talking about.”
—Eileen Pollack, author of The Only Woman in the Room

“Angela Saini’s Inferior proves the opposite of its title. It is a lively, well-written, informed account of women’s proven powers. She shows that science, long used as a weapon against women, is today an ally in their steady advance. Inferior is another nail in the coffin of male supremacy.”
—Melvin Konner, author of Women After All

“This is an important book that I hope will be widely read. Any time biases are identified and corrected for, it is science and policymaking rather than feminism or any particular ideology that comes out ahead.”
—Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of The Woman That Never Evolved, Mother Nature, and Mothers and Others

About the Author

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist whose print and broadcast work has appeared on the BBC and in the Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, the Economist, and Science. A former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, she won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Kavli Science Journalism gold award in 2015. Saini has a master’s in engineering from Oxford University, and she is the author of Geek Nation: How Indian Science Is Taking Over the World.


1 customer review

4.0 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews

November 7, 2017
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews
Gxdhv
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent overview of gender bias in “objective” science
February 5, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful.
Science Guy
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
January 26, 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful.
exaltata
3.0 out of 5 starsInteresting, but poorly organized & not fleshed out
June 26, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: HardcoverVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
50 people found this helpful.
Parents of 3 young boys
4.0 out of 5 starsVery thought/provoking and well-written
September 3, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: HardcoverVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
14 people found this helpful.
Nia Wright
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a wonderful read if you want to take a broad look ...
November 10, 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
2 people found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?