New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons

"The last of its breed — A reference work that changed the history of science has now been brought into the 21st century with new entries and an online version." 
— Robert P. Crease, Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, Stony Brook University.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography


The original Dartmouth Medal-Winning Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970-1980; 1989) has been described as:


"The definitive biographical source for scientists. ... [It] will never become outdated."

"One of the great encyclopedias ... It is now hard to remember how we ever got along without its excellent articles and bibliographies on just about every major and minor figure who ever contributed to science."
Library Journal

"A monumental 17-year scholarly undertaking, the first comprehensive reference work on the history of science ... A particularly invaluable research tool ... The dictionary should find its way to the shelves of all good libraries."
New York Times

"We should rejoice most fervently that the Dictionary of Scientific Biography has been completed. That it has been done so well is an added joy."
New York Times Book Review