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
Each entry gives short to lengthy biographical information. Subject and name index.

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Sometimes the Good Doctor fell just a little short of great. The idea here is excellent: Capsule biographies of the world's greatest scientists, written in Isaac Asimov's clear and straightforward ... Read full review

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This is a great introduction to science through biographies. Asimov is highly readable as always. He gives short biographies of 1500 of the greatest scientists in history. This is a worthy addition to the shelf of any fan of history, science, or biography. Read full review

Contents

EASTMAN George 701
10
ERASISTRATUS 38
26
PHILON 40
27
LOWER Richard 190
35
PLINY 56
36
FRANKLAND Sir Edward 539
40
GALILEO 146
46
CHARLEMAGNE 73
47
HENRY THE NAVIGATOR 102
356
BEGUYER DE CHANCOURTOIS
357
RAMON Y CAJAL Santiago 682
359
MENDEL Gregor Johann 524
366
PARMENIDES 11
369
HOYLE Fred 1144
375
BRIDGMAN Percy Williams 884
381
HUTTON James 251
382

GEBER False 101
52
PLOCKER Julius 433
59
UHLENBECK George Eugene 1012
62
MACH Ernst 601
70
PONCELET Jean Victor 385
71
VANT HOFF Jacobus Henricus 684
78
GESELL Arnold Lucius 876
79
EUPALINUS
80
CHERENKOV Pavel Alekseyevich
84
MAGENDIE Francois 369
85
NAGELI Karl Wilhelm von 495
87
BAADE Walter 956
89
FABRICIUS David 147
96
BAFFIN William 156
103
BORELLI Giovanni Alfonso 168
112
MALPIGHI Marcello 184
117
VILLARD Paul Ulrich 743
118
BARNARD Edward Emerson 725
121
BOVET Daniele 1087
122
WREN Sir Christopher 191
128
MARIUS Simon 148
148
BAYER Johann 150
150
FABRY Charles 784
152
BRANDT Georg 222
155
MARSH Othniel Charles 567
157
LA CONDAMINE Charles Marie
158
BRATTAIN Walter Houser 1027
163
CLAIRAUT Alexis Claude 239
167
LALANDE Joseph Jerome Le Francois
168
CLEVE Per Teodor 614
175
POULSEN Valdemar 803
182
COOLIDGE William David 833
189
MAURY Matthew Fontaine 456
198
NEWTON Sir Isaac 201
201
LAMARCK Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine
203
VOGEL Hermann Carl 624
204
HALE George Ellery 794
215
NICHOLAS OF CUSA 106
218
PROUST Joseph Louis 305
219
McADAM John Loudon 309
221
HALL Asaph 561
223
NICOL William 331
227
COUPER Archibald Scott 565
236
OCHOA Severo 1062
251
LAMBERT Johann Heinrich 253
253
OHM Georg Simon 380
257
HALLEY Edmund 207
260
BREWSTER Sir David 365
262
PROUT William 371
266
BAYLISS Sir William Maddock 739
268
PTOLEMY Claudius 59
272
HARKINS William Draper 835
279
FALLOPIUS Gabriel 130
280
PYTHAGORAS
294
BECHER Johann Joachim 193
295
HELMONT Jan Baptista van 154
300
FECHNER Gustav Theodor 432
306
LAMONT Johann von 454
317
PALADE George Emil 1127
320
HENLE Friedrich Gustav Jakob 463
327
PAPIN Denis 205
339
WRIGHT Orville 813
343
HOWE Elias 508
352
MENDELEEV Dmitri Ivanovich 581
395
WUNDT Wilhelm Max 574
404
WAAGE Peter 577
405
LAND Edwin Herbert 1101
412
WAKSMAN Selman Abraham 925
417
BEHRING Emil Adolf von 697
419
LASSELL William 424
424
JACKSON Charles Thomas 452
431
RAY John 185
434
LAUE Max Theodor Felix von 875
443
BEKESY Georg von 1002
450
WALLACE Alfred Russel 528
451
PAULI Wolfgang 1007
456
LEBLANC Nicolas 275
460
BR0NSTED Johannes Nicolaus 868
461
REBER Grote 1120
465
BUNSEN Robert Wilhelm 470
470
FINSEN Niels Ryberg 745
472
REICH Ferdinand 422
490
PAYEN Anselme 410
491
ZEEMAN Pieter 770
528
WARBURG Otto Heinrich 892
530
JANSKY Karl Guthe 1063
532
RETZIUS Anders Adolf 415
539
CANNIZZARO Stanislao 548
548
PELLETIER Pierre Joseph 383
552
RICHER Jean 188
553
CANNON Walter Bradford 816
557
ASTERN Otto 922
558
CANO Juan Sebastian del 112
564
JEANS Sir James Hopwood 860
580
WATSON James Dewey 1186
583
JEFFERSON Thomas 280
596
FISCHER Hans 880
597
ZENO 13
606
ZERNICKE Fritz 924
626
FLEMING Sir John Ambrose 661
628
JOLIOTCURIE Irene 988
632
CARVER George Washington 766
637
KAMEN Martin David 1132
650
TAKAMINE Jokichi 704
654
FLEROV Georgii Nikolaevich 1128
668
ZIEGLER Karl 998
669
TELLER Edward 1092
671
KAPTEYN Jacobus Cornelius 672
672
RICKOVER Hyman George 1005
674
KARRER Paul 928
689
THENARD Louis Jacques 351
696
SABATIER Paul 705
705
TOMBAUGH Clyde William 1067
709
CHAIN Ernst Boris 1073
712
SABIN Albert Bruce 1077
714
FOLKERS Karl August 1078
715
ZINN Walter H 1083
718
FOX Sidney W 1123
731
CHANCE Britton 1131
740
PERUTZ Max Ferdinand 1135
742
TORRICELLI Evangelista 169
748
ZOSIMUS 62
768
CHANDRASEKHAR Subrahmanyan
779
PETIT Alexis Therese 399
780
RIEMANN Georg Friedrich Bernhard
784
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