Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Second Edition - 2 Volume Set

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists: Second Edition, 2 Volume Set examines the lives and careers of noteworthy scientists and thinkers through the ages, illuminating the progress of science and its impact on society in general. From Aristotle and the beginnings of objective observations, to twentieth century giants, Freud and Hawking, this extensive in-depth reference explores the men and women who have shaped our ideas and the world in which we live today.

Extensively revised and updated, this second edition comprises two substantial illustrated volumes that contain over 2,000 biographical entries and over half a million words. It looks and reads like a "Who's Who" of the world of scientific thought, providing an in-depth listing of prominent historical as well as modern figures of science and medicine. The main biographical entries are arranged alphabetically and summarize the individual's life and contribution to science. The volumes also include a chronology of the history of science from 590 BC to the present, a subject index, and a bibliography of key publications in the history of scientific thought. For anyone researching the world of scientific personalities and ideas, this unique reference work will be indispensable.

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... the two volumes are well produced, crammed full of useful facts, and should prove helpful in promoting a knowledge of the history of science.
-Robert Hanbury Brown, Physics World

You have a splendid pair of tomes which can be used not only as a biographical retrieval tool but also as a resource through which to trace the great schools of scientific exploration, the ebb and flow of revolution and 'normal science', and the personalia and geography of science today. The editors ... have made a major contribution to the scientific enterprise by creating an encyclopedia of this sort. ... outstanding piece of work ...
-Bernard Dixon, Medical Science Research

... this is a very good reference book ... If you have anything to do with running libraries, then it is one to buy.
-Colin Tudge, New Scientist

... this is a very major work ... it is very warmly recommended and most definitely belongs in any scientific or major reference collection.
-Stuart James, Science

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