The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists
|Rating||:||4.93 (898 Votes)|
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Don't waste your money I just bought this book today and there are no mentions of Percy lavon Julian, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Marie Maynard Daly, Mae C. Jemison, Roger Arliner Young, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Kelly Miller, or Benjamin Banneker. My other problem with this book is that in the chronology it lists the death of Jesus Christ at 30 or 33 AD as though it were a historical event. It lists almost no one of color even if they were significant.
It will appeal mainly to young and general readers." Choice . "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
The 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. He has also written on a range of science and technology topics, and edited a study of the politics of the Antarctic. In 1994 he co-founded GroundFlow Ltd., which has developed electrokinetic surveying and logging as a new technique for imaging and mapping fluids in subsurface porous rocks.. Illustrated with around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is an accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities. David Millar has carried out research into the flow of polar ice sheet