Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors

Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors

Lives and Lega Cies : An Encyclopedia of People Who Changed the World

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The first of four volumes in the landmark Lives and Legacies Oryx Press series, Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors profiles approximately 200 men and women who changed the world by leaving lasting legacies in their fields. It fills a gap in the biographical reference shelf by offering far more than basic facts about a scientist's life and work--each entry describes not only the immediate effects of the individual's discoveries, but their impact on later scientific findings as well. Each entry contains a timeline listing important dates in the biographee's life as well as a bibliography of the most important works on the subject. A master timeline chronicling major events in scientific exploration and an annotated general bibliography are also included.

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This first volume in Lives and Legacies: An Encyclopedia of People who Changed the World examines the achievements of some 200 scientists, mathematicians, and inventors. The alphabetically arranged biographies detail each individual's life, work and contributions, and include a timeline (placing each person's life into the context of world events) and a photograph (digitally altered to look impressionistic). Archimedes, Jane Goodall, Hippocrates, Marie Curie, Bill Gates, Ivan Pavlov and Niels Bohr are a few of those profiled. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Discusses the life work and legacies of 200 individuals

Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1999
ISBN: 9781573561518
Branch Call Number: 509.22 SCIEN
Characteristics: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm


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