Producing Petty Gods: Margaret Cavendish's Critique of Experimental Science

@article{Keller1997ProducingPG,
  title={Producing Petty Gods: Margaret Cavendish's Critique of Experimental Science},
  author={Evelyn Fox Keller},
  journal={ELH},
  year={1997},
  volume={64},
  pages={447 - 471}
}
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