Chambers Concise Dictionary of Scientists
The biographies in this book include men and women whose names are famous in the physical, life, earth and space sciences and in mathematics, along with explorers, engineers, physicians and surgeons who were substantial innovators as applied scientists. Scientists whose distinction lies in their use of established techniques are not included, nor are teachers, administrators, social scientists in general, philosophers. The entries range from a short paragraph to a couple of pages, briefly summarizing life and work. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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