A Dictionary of Scientists

A Dictionary of Scientists

by John Daintith, Oxford
     
 

From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date biographical dictionary of scientists currently available. Featuring over 1,300 entries, spanning over 2,500 years, this book covers all areas of science, from physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of

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From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date biographical dictionary of scientists currently available. Featuring over 1,300 entries, spanning over 2,500 years, this book covers all areas of science, from physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of mathematics and technology. Offering clear explanations of the science itself as well as its historical significance, the Dictionary includes coverage of all Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, physiology, and medicine, in addition to a comprehensive index of topics, and extensive network of cross-references to related entries.
Compact, comprehensive, and crammed full of useful facts throughout, A Dictionary of Scientists will be an essential reference for scientists, students, and anyone with a general interest in science.

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Shortened and updated from published by the Institute of Physics in 1993, follows the original plan of speaking as much about the science as about the scientist. Therefore, basic vital and career statistics are provided, but not biographical details, and the focus is on scientific achievements and their importance. A list of Nobel winners and a subject index complete the reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192800862
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/24/1999
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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