This is the first new edition of the acclaimed Dartmouth Medal-winning Dictionary since 1981. It integrates the 5,100 biographies from the base set with the 400 biographies found in the Supplement, and includes photos and portraits of the most-studied scientists. Most important, the Concise Dictionary of Scientific Biography is comprehensively indexed by theme and subject for the first time, making it a true historical resource, and more than a compendium of biographies.
"A ready reference to more than 5,400 scientists from all eras of history and all parts of the world. The two indexes to this volume, 'scientists by nationality' and 'scientists by field,' will be helpful to students conducting research or preparing reports in both science and social studies. Entries include the place and dates of birth, areas of research, major parts of careers and outstanding achievements. The language of each entry is, by necessity, full of scientific terms that might need interpretation for the middle and high school student with only a general science background. Black-and-white sketches and drawings appear on some of the pages. Recommended because of its broad coverage."
-- GaleGroup.com's Reference For Students (Blanche Woolls and David Loertscher) February 2001
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