Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners (Hardback)Michael Worek (author)
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Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 241 x 190 x 28 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
[Review of previous edition: ] This volume will be a welcome addition in any public or academic library reference collection.--Bradford Lee Eden "American Reference Book Annual "
[Review of previous edition: ] This volume offers a general readership brief profiles of 308 of the approximately 800 people and organizations who have received the Nobel Prize for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics since its inception in 1901. The selected profiles are organized by decade each a page long, with an additional page accompanying some of the science honorees that illustrates a major discovery. Chapter conclusions contain a complete list of winners from that decade. A brief profile of Alfred Nobel is included. [Review of previous edition: ] This handy reference profiles about 200 of the most famous past winners (by prize and by year). A great fact-checker to consult and learn from.
The book is well organized and especially good for quick reference.--Beverly Rowan"INFOLINK" (02/05/2009)
This current to 2009 title is thorough well written and interesting. The text is broken down by discipline--science, literature, peace and economics. The works of each Nobel laureate (they are not referred to as winners) are explained. Photographs pepper the book and time lines of awards and an extensive index complete the text. This is a fine effort especially useful for reports.--Annie Chapman"School Library Journal" (03/01/2011)
[Review of previous edition: ] Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners groups winner in annotated lists by decade and then by year... It's all fascinating.--James Strecker"May Day" (12/01/2008)
[Review of previous edition: ] Knowing we have shared the planet with Nobelists like these can in itself be uplifting.--John Kalbfleisch"Montreal Gazette" (12/15/2008)
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