The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

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The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists by Roy Porter, Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Science is sometimes viewed as impersonal: a method, a system, a technique for generating knowledge. But it is highly personal. The story of science is the story of the individuals who have discovered its truths. This volume details the lives of the men and women responsible for the world's greatest scientific achievements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195216646
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 1196

About the Author

About the Editor
Consultant editor Roy Porter is Reader in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London. He is the author of English Society in the Eighteenth Century (1982), A Social History of Madness (1987), and has co-edited the Macmillan Dictionary of the History of Science (1981).

Table of Contents

Contributors vi
Biographies
599(412)
Appendices: 1011(46)
Scientific Discoveries
1013(4)
Nobel Prize for Chemistry
1017(3)
Nobel Prize for Physics
1020(3)
Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
1023(4)
Fields Medal for Mathematics Chronologies
1027(30)
Astronomy
1028(4)
Biology
1032(7)
Chemistry
1039(3)
Earth Science
1042(3)
Engineering and Technology
1045(3)
Mathematics
1048(4)
Physics
1052(5)
Glossary 1057(88)
Index 1145

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