American Men & Women of ScienceBiographical directory of 129,769 active American scientists and engineers who have made significant contributions in their fields. Entries include personal data, education,current position, professional experience, memberships, research statement and mailing . Fax numbers and E-mail addresses are included when provided. Volume 8 organizes biographies by field of activity.
Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of SciencesPublished since 1877, Biographical Memoirs is a monograph series that features the life histories and selected bibliographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members. Monographs printed since 1995 are available online at the National Academy of Sciences website.
Publication Date: 1999
Biography & Genealogy Master IndexThe Biography and Genealogy Master Index is designed to help you easily determine which publication to consult for biographical information. Indexed sources cover both living and deceased persons from every field of activity and from every country in the world. Typically current, readily available, standard reference works are indexed. Look for supplement volume updates to this valuable biographical research tool twice a year. These volumes are cumulated every five years.More than 15 million citations compiled from more than 5,000 editions and volumes of approximately 1,700 current and retrospective biographical sources are included in the Biography and Genealogy Master Index base set and its supplements. In total, Biography and Genealogy Master Index provides coverage of nearly 5 million contemporary and historical figures from authors to scientists, from boxers to fashion designers, from Adam and Eve to Frank Zappa.
Publication Date: 2009
The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists by David Millar; John Millar; Ian Millar; Margaret MillarThe 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.
Dictionary of Scientific Biographies by Charles C. GillispieContains lengthy articles with bibliographies on prominent deceased scientists from antiquity to the twentieth-century. Be sure to check the supplements which contain some biographies missed in the original volumes. The DSB includes engineers and physicians only in so far as they were noted for scientific achievements, and has few entries on women or black scientists.
Publication Date: 1971
A Dictionary of Scientists by John DaintithUpdates the Encyclopedia of Scientists published by the Institute of Physics published in 1993. Has basic biographical data. Coverage appears to be primarily American, Canadian and European scientists. Electronic access available via netLibrary.
Publication Date: 1999
Encyclopedia of World Scientists by Elizabeth H. OakesThis volume is a comprehensive reference tool for learning about scientists and their work. It includes 500 cross-referenced profiles of well-known scientific greats of history and contemporary scientists whose work is verging on prominence.
Publication Date: 2000
The Great Scientists by Jack MeadowsA lively history of the development of science and its relationship to society, The Great Scientists combines vivid biographies of twelve pivotal scientists, commentary on the social and historical events of their time, and over four hundred illustrations, the majority in full color. The biographies span from classical times to the Atomic Age, covering Aristotle, Galileo, Harvey, Newton, Lavoisier, Humbolt, Faraday, Darwin, Pasteur, Curie, Freud, and Einstein. Apart from Aristotle, who stands at the fountainhead of modern science, these great scientists represent the main fields of inquiry and controversy from the 16th to the early 20th century, from which emerged the modern scientific way of looking at the world. Through the biographies and a wealth of sidebar material, we see how social forces influence scientific work--how, for instance, the blockade of French ports during the Revolution led to the Leblanc process (needed to make gunpowder), which in turn opened the door to the heavy chemical industry that developed in Great Britain after 1820...how the American expansion westward, which placed great importance on knowledge of terrain and weather, resulted in great advances in geology, meteorology, astronomy, and biology...how developments in hydrography led to an surge in ocean mapping expeditions, including the one that took Darwin to the Galapagos, where he gathered crucial evidence for his theory of evolution...and how Stalin's brutal support of agricultural researcher Lysenko's theories of inheritance--exiling or imprisoning scientists who spoke out against the outdated arguments--paralyzed science for decades in the Soviet Union. All of this is highlighted by hundreds of informative, color illustrations, with much archival material never before published, ranging from medieval woodcuts, etchings from Renaissance anatomy texts, and pages from Harvey's journal, to modern false-color X-rays and infrared photographs of solar flares. A beautifully designed, fact-filled, stimulating work, The Great Scientists is an ideal book for anyone with a interest in science and how history can influence scientific discovery.
Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists by Emily J. McMurray (Editor); Donna Olendorf (Editor)This four-volume set profiles some of the 20th century's most prolific scientists, both living and deceased. Scientists from around the world are featured, including 225 female scientists, nearly 150 Asian-, African-, Hispanic-, and Native North American scientists, as well as nearly 75 scientists from countries outside Western Europe and North America. Outstanding individuals covered include: British chemist Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin; Austrian zoologist Konrad Lorenz; and French AIDS researcher Luc Montagnier. Entries are arranged alphabetically to assist researchers locate specific individuals quickly, and each 750-2500 word essay provides personal and career information, including a list of major writings and resources for further information.