This article was first published in 2022, and is now reposted for a wider audience. In this Deep Dive, I’d love to share the story of a fascinating figure in the history of science, and in the idea of the “Anthropocene” in particular: Eunice Newton Foote
It's good to see Eunice Newton Foote, who was a distant relative of Sir Issac Newton, getting her due. If you would like to learn more about her, Roland Jackson and I published a detailed history of science paper regarding her discovery and the first analysis of her results in Notes and Records, a history of science journal of the Royal Society of London. You can find the paper here. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsnr.2020.0031
Another figure from history, like the story you did of Humboldt showed- who has not gotten her just recognition. Thanks Sam!