Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology: The Lives and Achievements of 1195 Great Scientists from Ancient Times to the Present, Chronologically Arranged

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Doubleday, 1972 - Scientists - 805 pages
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Each entry gives short to lengthy biographical information. Subject and name index.

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User Review  - Dean - Goodreads

I liked this comprehensive reference book (2d Revised Edition). It gives a detailed background on all the early scientists (astrologers, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, physicists, etc.)from Imhotep born in the 13th century to Stephen Hawking born in 1942. Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

Read this cover to cover, on a road trip from NYC to Miami and back in the 6th grade. So much I have forgotten. Read full review

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BABBAGE Charles 404
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BAFFIN William 156
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BARNARD Edward Emerson 725
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