Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science

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3 Volumes
1,180 Pages
355 Essays
Awards
355 Sidebars on Special Topics
Complete List of Contents
Chronological List of Entries
Web Site Directory
General Bibliography
Key to Pronunciation
Category Index
Geographical Index
Subject & Name Index

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"This is a very readable source for information on a
wide variety of scientists and the science they
studied. Ancient mathematicians are found
alongside uneducated female fossil hunters.
High-school libraries and public libraries
serving students will make good use of this set."
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Editor: Joseph L. Spradley, Ph.D., Wheaton College
November 2012 · 3 volumes · 1,180 pages · 8"x10"

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# of Pages: 1180
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Great Lives from History:
Scientists and Science

In-depth critical essays on important men and women scientists of all time, from around the world.

Salem's Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science includes coverage of over 350 of the greatest scientists in history from a wide range of fields, many of which have never been covered in any Great Lives set before. Each of these extended biographies offers concise and informative top matter that includes an introductory summary of the person's scientific significance; birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields of science. Biographies represent a strong, global, cross-gender focus, and each biography offers a sidebar focusing on a significant breakthrough or endeavor.

Coverage
The scientific category coverage is vast. The following are included:

acoustics
algebra
analytical chemistry
anatomy
astrophysics
atmospheric sciences
atomic and molecular physics
biochemistry
biochemistry
biophysics
botany
calculus
cellular biology
climatology
computability theory
condensed-matter (solid-state) physics
cosmology
decision theory
developmental biology
ecology
electromagnetism
evolutionary biology
genetics
geodesy
geology
geometry
geophysics
geophysics
hydrology
information theory
inorganic chemistry
kinetics
logic
marine biology
mathematical analysis
mechanics
meteorology
microbiology
molecular biology
neurochemistry 
nuclear physics
observational astronomy
oceanography
optics
organic chemistry
paleontology
physical chemistry
physiology
quantum mechanics
relativity
set theory
soil science
statistical mechanics
theoretical astronomy
theoretical physics
thermodynamics
virology
zoology


Individuals profiled in this set include Swiss microbiologist and Nobel Prize winner Werner Arber, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, Polish astronomer Elisabeth Hevelius, German mathematician and theoretical astronomer August Ferdinand Mobius, French chemist Joseph Proust, Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and British naturalist, explorer, geographer and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.

Appendixes include a general bibliography, a timeline of events, a web site directory, and a biographical directory of scientists. Category, subject, and name indexes round out this comprehensive work.