Budding scientists and those entering the fascinating world of science for fun or study will find both intrigue and inspiration in these three volumes. The original 3-vol. set presented detailed biographies of 150 women and men whose theories, discoveries and inventions revolutionized science and society. From Louis Pasteur to Bill Gates and Elijah McCoy to Margaret Mead, Scientists explores the pioneers and their innovations that students most want to learn about. Vol. 4 adds 33 additional biographies (Joy Adamson, Carl Sagan and more); vol. 5 adds 34 more (Hippocrates and Fred Hoyle, among others); vol. 6 adds 34 more (including Howard Aiken, Ptolemy, and Nancy Wexler).
Scientists from around the world and from the Industrial Revolution to the present are featured in fields like astronomy, ecology, oceanography, physics and more. In Scientists, students will find:
Each volume begins with a listing of scientists by field, ranging from archaeology to zoology; a timeline of major scientific breakthroughs; and a glossary of scientific terms used in the text. Volumes conclude with a cumulative subject index so that students can easily find the people, inventions and theories discussed throughout Scientists.
"The editors have included a good mixture of women and minorities. Recommended for middle school grades and above."
-- Library Talk (June 1997)
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