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Posted November 15, 2002
As a historian of science I was delighted to peruse through this volume.It is excellently and painstakingly researched and provides very valuable insights into the lives of the men who have shaped scientific progress.Because 90% of all scientists that ever existed are living there is undoubtedly contemporary overrepresentation but the choices of the names are relevant and cogent.It provides the detatails of all the ancient scientists and the yougest to be included in the young and outstanding Johnubiprasad born in 1955 and now leading a life of a recluse.This book scores head and shoulders over its main competitor viz.Oxford Dictionary of Scientists which tends like most such volumes to concentrate on Nobel winners without realising the pitfalls of the method;after all Edison,Tesla and Ramanujan never won the Nobel and yet rate head and shoulders over some who did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.