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Amherst, New York, U.S.A. 2002 Hardcover First Edition New 1573929271. BRAND NEW, FLAWLESS COPY, NEVER OPENED--Red leatherette, 420 pages--DESCRIPTION: Booklist: "The Nobel ... Prize was established by Alfred Nobel for discoveries that "confer the greatest benefit on mankind." This source covers the award from its beginning in 1901 to 2000. Entries are arranged by award categories of chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine, and then by year of award. If an award went to more than one individual, each recipient has an entry. There are indexes by name, nation, and scientific work. Each entry includes the recipient's name, prize, brief biographical information, a citation of the award, a summary of his or her life's work, selected publications, and a bibliography. Also included in each entry are a bibliography of selected publications of the award winner and a bibliography of works about the award winner. There are several other reference works devoted to biographies of Nobel Prize winners. Specifically, th Read more Show Less

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This outstanding reference work brings together profiles of the more than 450 scientists who have won the Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry, or medicine/physiology. Now available on the centenary of the Nobel Prize, this valuable resource illustrates, through the extraordinary contributions of the scientists profiled, the phenomenal growth of science and technology in the last 100 years.

Presented chronologically for easy reference, each entry provides a basic biography followed by information on the scientific career and achievements of the particular scientist. Also noted and discussed are the value and significance of the contributions for which the Nobel Prize was awarded. Many photographs accompany the entries, and the work concludes with indexes organized by name, nationality, and scientific discovery.

This one-of-a-kind reference book will be a valuable addition to both academic and school libraries, as well as an approachable source of fascinating information for the average person interested in science.

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In the latest of many reference books he has produced, Kurian profiles over 450 scientists who have been awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry, physics, and physiology or medicine from 1901 to 2000. Entries provide biographical data, the citation for the award, a description of life work, a list of publications, and a bibliography. The arrangement is first by discipline, then year. Indices are by name, country, and scientific work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573929271
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 675
  • Product dimensions: 6.23 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Meet the Author

George Kurian (Baldwin Place, NY) is president of the International Encyclopedia Society and a highly acclaimed author of more than 25 reference works, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, almanacs, atlases, yearbooks, anthologies, and national profiles.
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