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Makers of Modern Science is a 10-volume set that profiles the lives and achievements of scientists who made notable contributions to the advancement of science and society. Each volume covers a scientist whose work has had a major impact on a particular field. The scientist's accomplishments are discussed, including the scientific principles and personal struggles underlying his or her work. Employing an array of primary sources-diaries, memoirs, letters, and contemporary news accounts-as well as secondary sources, the set depicts the human drama of scientific work, the challenge of research, and the exhilaration and rewards of discovery.
Jonas Salk, Revised Edition recounts the life and work of this acclaimed physician whose research led to the development of the first successful polio vaccine. The book includes updated information on Salk's efforts to promote scientific and human progress worldwide; the current work of the Salk Institute in San Diego, California; the continued struggles to eradicate polio from the planet, particularly in the developing countries; and Salk's overall impact on the ways scientists collaborate and conduct research useful in diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases.
Jonas Salk, Revised Edition includes more than 30 photographs and line illustrations, a glossary, a chronology, a list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Makers of Modern Science is an essential set for students, teachers, and general readers that provides a factual look at the lives and outstanding contributions of prominent scientists.
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