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Oakes here expands on the content of the first edition of her Encyclopedia of World Scientists(2001) and her International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists(2002). Of the 969 cross-referenced biographical entries in the current volumes (100 of them new), more than 500 deal with women and minority scientists, e.g., astrophysicist Jacqueline Hewitt and astronaut Sally Ride. The entries are arranged alphabetically by last name and include birth and death dates, nationality, field of expertise, and a summary of each scientist's early life, education, working life, and scientific contributions. Both traditional and nontraditional disciplines are represented, including anthropology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and virology. In addition to the two-page bibliography and 200-plus black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, there are four indexes: one arranged chronologically, one by field of specialization, one by nationality at birth or by citizenship, and one by nationality by scientific activity.