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Angela Saini presents science programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, and her writing has appeared in the New Scientist, the Guardian, The Sunday Times, Scientific American, Wired and the Economist. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University, she is a former Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work has won a string of national and international awards. Angela's first book, Geek Nation, was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 2011, and her second book, Inferior, was the subject of a national crowdfunding campaign which will donate a copy to every state school in the UK.

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`Angela Saini has written a powerful, compelling and much needed account that challenges deeply rooted preconceptions about sex differences' Adam Rutherford, author of Creation

'An immensely readable and compelling book, providing up to date and evidence-based ammunition for readers who want to rebuff tired myths stereotyping men and women's brains and bodies' Professor Athene Donald

'This is an important book, beautifully written, and with compelling narratives and hard evidence researched through the lenses of anthropology, evolutionary history, psychology, and neuroscience' Aarathi Prasad, author of Like a Virgin

`An enlightening account that shatters gender stereotypes... Armed with a heavy arsenal of data, Saini provides a gripping and much-needed account of how even the most impartial fields of scientific study have for centuries fallen prey to the biases of the patriarchal foundations they have been built upon...Saini's work also presents the rest of the scientific community with an important challenge: to acknowledge and correct a deep-rooted bias - and to help rewrite the role of women in the story of human evolution' Independent

`Illuminating' Economist

`Saini is a meticulous researcher whose attention to detail is evident in her interviews with scientists behind some of the biggest results in neuroscience and psychology ... It is my hope that this important book encourages scientists and educationists of the need for more evidence-based approaches to ensure equality and diversity in science' Physics World

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