Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-968-3
# of Pages: 1180
# of Volumes: 3
Print List Price: $395
e-ISBN: 978-1-58765-972-0
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Great Lives from History: Scientists & Science

Editor: Joseph L. Spradley, Ph.D.; Wheaton College
November 2012

This comprehensive work highlights 350 of the greatest scientists in history, with an introduction to their significance, birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields of science.

Salem's Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science includes coverage of over 350 of the greatest scientists in history from a wide range of fields, many of which have never been covered in any Great Lives set before. Each of these extended biographies offers concise and informative top matter that includes an introductory summary of the person's scientific significance; birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields of science. Biographies represent a strong, global, cross-gender focus, and each biography offers a sidebar focusing on a significant breakthrough or endeavor.

The scientific category coverage is vast; here are just a few examples of the topics covered in this title:

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cosmology
  • Decision Theory
  • Genetics
  • Geodesy
  • Hydrology
  • Information Theory
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • Neurochemistry
  • Optics
  • Relativity
  • Soil Science
  • Virology
  • Zoology

Individuals profiled in this set include Swiss microbiologist and Nobel Prize winner Werner Arber, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, Polish astronomer Elisabeth Hevelius, German mathematician and theoretical astronomer August Ferdinand Mobius, French chemist Joseph Proust, Dutch theoretical physicist and thermodynamicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, and British naturalist, explorer, geographer and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace.

Appendixes include a general bibliography, a timeline of events, a web site directory, and a biographical directory of scientists. Category, subject, and name indexes round out this comprehensive work.

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