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 - Science - 805 pages
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Each entry gives short to lengthy biographical information. Subject and name index.

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User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - speaker43 - LibraryThing

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


BABBAGE Charles 404
BAFFIN William 156
BARNARD Edward Emerson 725

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