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Biographical encyclopedia of scientists

Author: Richard Olson; Roger Smith
Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles 472 figures in the history of scientific investigation, from medical researcher Maude Abbott to inventor Vladimir Zworykin. Focusing on the "hard" sciences, entries include a list of contributions, a time line, major awards and honors, and milestones in education, research, employment, and private life. Boxes within each article provide further coverage of specific theories, research, inventions or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Dictionaries
Quick Ref. Collection
Biographies
Biography Encyclopedias
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Olson; Roger Smith
ISBN: 0761470646 9780761470649 0761470654 9780761470656 0761470662 9780761470663 0761470670 9780761470670 0761470689 9780761470687 0761470980 9780761470984
OCLC Number: 37201390
Description: 5 volumes (lv, 1460, lxxx pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: v. 1. Abbott-Copernicus --
v. 2. Cori-Heisenberg --
v. 3. Helmholtz-McCormick --
v. 4. Mach-Schrödinger --
v. 5. Schwarzschild-Zworykin. Index.
Responsibility: editor, Richard Olson, associate editor, Roger Smith.

Abstract:

Profiles 472 figures in the history of scientific investigation, from medical researcher Maude Abbott to inventor Vladimir Zworykin. Focusing on the "hard" sciences, entries include a list of contributions, a time line, major awards and honors, and milestones in education, research, employment, and private life. Boxes within each article provide further coverage of specific theories, research, inventions or discoveries. Highschool readers in particular will benefit from the clear explanations, glossary, and pronunciation guides. c. Book News Inc.

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