b'History GREAT LIVES FROM HISTORY 81Great Lives from History: RECENT Autocrats & DictatorsIt remains a disconcerting fact that much of the worlds history has been determined by autocrats and dictatorsby rulers who gained and retained power with an iron fist and a ruthless disregard for the wishes of their people, as well as the views of the international community. Most people could readily list some of the worlds most infamous dictators, particularly those of the twentieth century: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Pol Pot. These volumes provide the reader with a more comprehensive survey of the menmostly men, but a handful of women as wellwho ruled their people with harsh, autocratic methods. Entries document the lives and impact of numerous figures whose very names often inspired fear among their opponents and even among those who professed to support them: Attila the HunGenghis KhanNapoleon Buonaparte Mao ZedongFidel CastroIdi Amin Kim Jong-ilKim Jong-unSaddam Hussein Jean-Claude DuvalierVladimir PutinCatherine the GreatFollowing the popular Great Lives from History format, each essay begins with a brief synopsis explaining the individuals historical or social importance. The body of each essay is divided into several sections: Early Life provides facts about the individuals upbringing and the environment in which they were reared. Lifes Work is a straightforward, chronological account of how the individual gained notoriety, emphasizing the most significant events in the figures life and career. FREE Significance provides an overview of the individuals place in history, and discusses why it isOnline AccessRECENTimportant to study this individual. FREE HISTORYFebruary 2023 | Two Volumes; 696 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-444-9 | Library Price: $225BEST SELLER!Great Lives from History: RECENT Scientists & Science GREAT LIVES FROM HISTORYSecond EditionThis is a very readable source for information on a wide variety of scientists and the science they studied. Ancient mathematicians are found alongside fossil hunters. High-school libraries and public libraries serving students will make good use of this set.BooklistThis second edition of Great Lives from History: Scientists & Science highlights over 350 of the greatest scientists in history, from Aristotle and the field of formal logic to Shinya Yamanaka and stem cell research. Last published in 2012, this new edition adds 10 years of scientific achievement, to profile individuals who made life-changing discoveries in nearly 90 categories, including acoustics, anatomy, astrophysics, bacteriology, biochemistry, climatology, conservation biology, genetics, information theory, logic, nuclear physics, oceanography, oncology, quantum mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics, and virology. With all entries reviewed, many updated, and the addition of many new scientists, this three-volume set profiles individuals at the forefront of recent scientific discoveries in evolutionary biology, quantum theory and quantum chemistry, HIV and cancer treatments, immunology, MRI technology, neurodegeneration and more.Scientists whose profiles have been added to his new edition include: Akira Yoshino (electrochemistry) Gladys West (mathematical data models) Jennifer Doudna (gene editing) Anthony Fauci (immunology-HIV) Donna Strickland (optical physics) Tu Youyou (medicinal chemistry)FREEWarren M. Washington (atmospheric science) Mildred S. Dresselhaus (electrical engineering) Andrew H. Knoll (paleontology) Ahmed Zewail (femtochemistry) Online AccessRECENTFREEEach entry starts with important identifierslike birth and death dates, keywords and significanceand includes valuable subheadings, Further Reading, and See Alsos.A List of Discoveries and detailed Category Index lead the researcher to explore growth in specific scientific areas, through the profiles of the scientists who made these groundbreaking discoveries and inroads in each field. Photos, charts and other images punctuate the volumes.November 2022 | Three Volumes; 1,300 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-63700-367-1 | Library Price: $395 GET ONLINE ACCESS(800) 221-1592 WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! www.salempress.com2023-467 Salem 2024 Catalog R8.indd 81 2023-12-19 2:06 PM'