The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists (Hardback)

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Hardback 444 Pages / Published: 20/06/2002
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The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists is an invaluable one-stop reference book for anyone wanting a brief and accurate account of the life and work of those who created science from its very beginnings to the present day. This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, covering over 1,500 key scientists (157 more than in the previous edition) from 40 countries. Fields represented include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology, with special attention paid to pioneer women whose achievements and example opened the way to scientific careers for others. As well as Nobel Prizewinners, this second edition includes winners of the Fields Medal, the mathematician's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Illustrated with around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is a clear and accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521806022
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is a superb collection of admirably concise scientific biographies; I wish I had owned a copy when I started presenting television programmes on the history of science.' Adam Hart-Davis
'The authors have undertaken a mammoth task to collate all this information in a desk-sized, neat dictionary. ... The dictionary could function as a reference for science and hisstory alike.' Journal of Biological Education
'Here is a treasure house of information, useful and incidental, with portraits and illustrations ... The four members of the Millar family, with their expertise in different areas have done a splendid job of giving brief biographies, chosen the most important scientists, both ancient and living, and made clear and simple explanations of many scientific principles.' Chromatographia
"This is a superb collection of admirably concise scientific biographies; I wish I had owned a copy when I started presenting television programmes on the history of science." Adam Hart-Davis
"The book's greatest strength remains the inclusion of women scientists, and of separate panels on the entry of women into astronomy, medicine, chemistry in Britain, and the biological sciences.... It will appeal mainly to young and general readers." Choice

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