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The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

by Porter, Roy

  • ISBN: 9780195210835
  • ISBN10: 0195210832

The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists

by Porter, Roy

  • List Price: $95.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish date: 10/06/1994
  • ISBN: 9780195210835
  • ISBN10: 0195210832
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Description: "As a convenient source of key information, this reference will be indispensable for students and science enthusiasts." --Univ. Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 1995 Fifth Edition(American Assn. of School Librarians) From reviews of the first edition: "This new biographical dictionary [covers] 775 scientists in the fields of chemistry, biology, astronomy, and physics. . . . The biographies are well written in narratives that high school and undergraduate students can comprehend . . .The Biographical Dictionaryof Scientistsis therefore an excellent historical reference series that will be useful in public, high school, and college libraries. The readability and price of the books also make them attractive for general readers. Recommended." --Reference Books Bulletin: Booklist(American Library Assn.) "A very nice reference work with a great glossary." --The Indianapolis News "Offers in one convenient volume over 1,200 comprehensive and accessible introductions to the visionary men and women of astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, engineering and technology, and geology....Each entry details the significance of each scientist's landmark contributions while providing intriguing insights into the complicated process...that culminated in the theories and discoveries that often define our understanding of the world around us....Over 150 illustrations, seven chronological reviews of significant developments in major scientific fields, an extensive glossary with more than 2,000 definitions, complete lists of Nobel prizewinners in science and medicine, and a comprehensive index round out the dictionary....An engaging reference that introduces all readers-students and scientists alike-to the human drama behind the discoveries that have forever altered our scientific landscape." --Biology Digest "Recommended for all public and academic collections. All levels."--Choice "This biographical dictionary makes informative and enjoyable reading. It would be a valuable resource to teachers of mathematics at every level."--Mathematics Teacher
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