The biographical dictionary of scientists

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Oxford University Press,
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3rd ed. /
The third edition of this acclaimed reference work offers more than 1,280 concise, authoritative portraits of the men and women of science throughout the ages. Covering every field--from astronomy to zoology, the pure sciences as well as engineering and technology, the new edition of the Dictionary features more than 80 new entries that add the richer representation of contemporary and women scientists--such as Stanley Prusiner, winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine, and Sofia Kovalevskaya, the Russian mathematician. The biographies, ranging in length from 500 to 1,200 words, clearly present each scientist's contributions; they also provide fascinating insights into the workings of scientific discovery and validation. TheDictionary features 150 illustrations, updated historical overviews of the major sciences, chronologies, quotations, bibliographies, tables of scientific discoveries and Nobel Prize winners, and an enlarged glossary. Praise for the first edition: "Excellent...recommended."--Reference Books Bulletin "Recommended for all public and academic collections."--Choice "Makes informative and enjoyable reading....a valuable resource."--Mathematics Teacher
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