The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists / Edition 2

The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists / Edition 2

by David Millar, Ian Millar, John Millar, Margaret Millar
     
 

ISBN-10: 052180602X

ISBN-13: 9780521806022

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary covers over 1300 key scientists from more than 38 countries whose work has helped shape modern science. Fields covered include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology - and special attention is paid to those pioneer women whose achievements and…  See more details below

Overview

This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary covers over 1300 key scientists from more than 38 countries whose work has helped shape modern science. Fields covered include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology - and special attention is paid to those pioneer women whose achievements and example opened the way to scientific careers for their fellow women. Interspersed with illustrations in the form of diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is a clear and accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521806022
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of panels; About the authors; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Symbols and conventions; A-Z Dictionary; Chronology; Nobel prizewinners in science; Winners of the Fields Medal for Mathematics; Index.

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