Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition / Edition 3

Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition / Edition 3

by John Daintith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420072714

ISBN-13: 9781420072716

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

New Edition of a Highly Regarded Reference

As the first fully updated version in almost a decade, this comprehensive compendium brings together 2400 scientists who have made important contributions to the wide world of science. Rather than a Who's-Who style laundry list, this user-friendly resource provides essential

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New Edition of a Highly Regarded Reference

As the first fully updated version in almost a decade, this comprehensive compendium brings together 2400 scientists who have made important contributions to the wide world of science. Rather than a Who's-Who style laundry list, this user-friendly resource provides essential biographical information and focuses on scientific achievement. Indeed, it is as much a book about science as it is about the notable scientists who comprise the field.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third
Edition
concentrates on the 'traditional pure' sciences of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences. It also covers medicine and mathematics and includes a selection of people who have made important contributions to engineering, technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. Including 29 illustrations of key scientific concepts and discoveries, this definitive collection also contains helpful resources such as a pronunciation guide, cross references, quotations, a subject index, timeline of key scientific events, and list of useful Websites.

Contains More Biographies than
Other Comparably Sized Titles

Written by a recognized authority in the field, the uncomplicated prose eases readers into sophisticated concepts, like abstract mathematics and modern theoretical physics. The book highlights all Nobel Prize winners and popular scientists such as Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut, and John Nash. Compiled in A-Z style, this work is the authoritative volume of its kind with more than
200 new entries in its latest edition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420072716
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
892
Sales rank:
1,418,610
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Biography Section

Appendices

Chronology

Useful Websites

Index

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