American Men and Women of Science by Pamela M. Kalte; Katherine H. Nemeh; Noah SchusterbauerThis respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on more than 132,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and e-mail, fax and addresses for each entrant where available. Volume 8 of the set is a comprehensive index listing scientists by field, and by state under field.
Publication Date: 2005
American Scientists by Charles W. Jr CareyPrior to 1901, when the first Nobel Prize was awarded, most of the cutting-edge scientific research and theory was being done in Europe, where many of the world-class chemists, physicists, and medical researchers resided. By 2004, Americans had won more than 200 Nobel Prizes in the sciences - more than any other single nation. During that century American scientists, regardless of their discipline, led the way in developing the theories and experiments that have propelled humankind's knowledge of science forward. American Scientists provides 250-300 entries on the scientists who have greatly impacted society and the scientific community. Each authoritative entry covers the scientist's background information, including details about the individual's professional career and accomplishments within the scientific world.
An African Biographical Dictionary by Norbert C. BrockmanThis second edition is the only biographical dictionary to bring together, in one volume, cultural, social and political leadersboth historical and contemporaryof the sub-Saharan region. Up-to-date and representative of African societies as a whole, An African Biographical Dictionary provides a wealth of vital information for students of African culture and is an indispensable reference guide for anyone interested in African affairs.
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa by Michael R. FischbachA window on the people and culture of the Middle East, the Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the region who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes more than 300 alphabetically arranged profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts not well covered in other encyclopedias. Features include sidebars, a timeline, maps and portraits, along with subject, nationality and ethnicity indexes.
My life : twenty Japanese women scientists by Yoshihide KozaiMy life and work in the golden age of genetics by Tomoko Ohta (Biology) -- A study on surface phenomena by laser Raman spectroscopy by Haruka Yamada (Physics) -- Attracted by yeast cells by Masako Osumi (Biology) -- My career as a female physicist by Fumiko Yonezawa (Physics) -- Morning glories by Mariko Yasugi (Mathematics) -- Fascinated by chemistry by Yoshie Souma (Chemistry) -- A brief review of my research life by Izumi Ohno (Chemistry) -- Cell surface as target of X-rays by Chikako Sato (Radiation Biology) -- Straying into science world by Mizuho Ishida (Earth Science) -- My friendship with a little animalcule by Mihoko Takahashi (Biology) -- Pleasure of creation by Miwako Mori (Pharmaceutical Science) -- Physics and life by Takako Kato (Physics) -- Fascinated by chirality by Reiko Kuroda (Chemistry) -- How the present is? and Why the present has come? by Hiroko Shirai (Biology) -- Singularities in the world of mathematics by Shihoko Ishii (Mathematics) -- Simplicity in complexity by Maki Kawai (Chemistry) -- My life work on agricultural sciences by Tetsuko Takabe (Agriculture) -- Charmed by disorder and universality in nature by Keiko Nishikawa (Chemistry) -- Being supported by people who love science by Sumiko Mochida (Neurobiology) -- My life story by Tomoko Nakanishi (Chemistry).
Publication Date: 2001
Soviet Union and Russia
Soviet Union by Archie Brown (Editor)Some 1,400 biographies cover leading personalities from 1917 to the present, paying special attention to politicians, journalists, social scientists, and writers who have contributed to glasnost. Most are brief (100 words or so), but the more important political leaders have substantial biographical
Who's Who in Russia since 1900 by Martin McCauleyA comprehensive reference guide, this volume examines the leading political, economic, cultural, military, scientific and sporting personalities of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1900 to 1996. The book presents a portrait of Russian and Soviet society through an analysis of figures such as Stalin, Brezhnev, Krushchev, Yeltsin, Ratushinskaya, Sakharov as well as a number of other lesser-known figures. The collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond is covered within the text.