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    DescriptionThe Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists is an invaluable one-stop reference book for anyone wanting a brief and accurate account of the life and work of those who created science from its very beginnings to the present day. This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, covering over 1,500 key scientists (157 more than in the previous edition) from 40 countries. Fields represented include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology, with special attention paid to pioneer women whose achievements and example opened the way to scientific careers for others. As well as Nobel Prizewinners, this second edition includes winners of the Fields Medal, the mathematician's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Illustrated with around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is a clear and accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities.


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    Title
    The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Millar, By (author) Margaret Millar, By (author) Ian Millar, By (author) John Millar
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 444
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 830 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521806022
    ISBN 10: 052180602X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.0
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BIC subject category V2: GBCB
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    DC22: 509.22
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, SCI060000
    DC21: 509.22
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A50500000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000, REF000000, REF008000
    LC classification: Q141 .C128 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: CBD, GBCB, PDX
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    186 b/w illus. 2 maps 3 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    22 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This is a superb collection of admirably concise scientific biographies; I wish I had owned a copy when I started presenting television programmes on the history of science.' Adam Hart-Davis 'The authors have undertaken a mammoth task to collate all this information in a desk-sized, neat dictionary. ... The dictionary could function as a reference for science and hisstory alike.' Journal of Biological Education 'Here is a treasure house of information, useful and incidental, with portraits and illustrations ... The four members of the Millar family, with their expertise in different areas have done a splendid job of giving brief biographies, chosen the most important scientists, both ancient and living, and made clear and simple explanations of many scientific principles.' Chromatographia
    Table of contents
    List of panels; About the authors; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Symbols and conventions; A-Z Dictionary; Chronology; Nobel prizewinners in science; Winners of the Fields Medal for Mathematics; Index.