A Dictionary of ScientistseBook - 1999
"From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date biographical dictionary of scientists currently available. Compact yet comprehensive, it will be invaluable reference for scientists, students, and anyone with a general interest in science." "Over 1,600 entries, spanning over 2,500 years; international range covers all areas of science, from physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of mathematics and technology; clear explanations of the science itself and its historical significance; includes all Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine; comprehensive index of topics, and extensive network of cross-references to related entries."--BOOK JACKET.