Book by Robert Mortimer Gascoigne
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Gascoigne provides a chronology by decade of individuals he considers to be the 1000 most important scientists who contributed to the biological and physical sciences from 1450 to 1900. His selections are appropriate and balanced. Part 1 of the book arranges scientists by discipline and by their "most important work" (briefly described); included are significant books and journals from each period. Part 2 provides a brief biographical sketch of each scientist, and arranges these by nationality and by the decade in which they began their careers; included are institutions important to the history of science. All but 21 of the 1000 scientists covered here are included in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Scribner), the standard source. However, the present one-volume work will be very useful for quick reference. Recommended for academic and public libraries. Robert Paul, History of Science Program, Dickinson Coll., Carlisle, Penn.
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Book Description Garland Publishing, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11082409106X
Book Description Garland Publishing, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M082409106X