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Makers of Science

Allaby, Michael (Book - 2002 )
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Meet the Makers of Science! Discover the fascinating achievements of the world's greatest scientists, past and present. From Aristotle, Galileo, and Darwin to Einstein, Feynman, and Hawking, Makers of Science explores the complex history of scientific achievement in a fresh and lively way by looking at the lives and times of its greatest minds. Along the way, social and cultural events, such as the French Revolution, women's rights, and World War II, are explored to help place each individual's life and work in context. The final volume contains a glossary of scientific terms, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive index. Lavishly illustrated with drawings, portraits, and photographs, Makers of Science is an indispensable five-volume reference set, offering an accessible window into how science works in the world.
Authors: Allaby, Michael
Title: Makers of science
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press c2002
Characteristics: 5 v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Contents: Vol. 1: Aristotle, 384 BC - 322 BC
Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543
Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642
Johannes Kepler, 1571-1630
William Harvey, 1578-1657
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727
Carolus Linnaeus, 1707-1778
Antoine Lavoisier, 1743-1794
Vol. 2: James Watt, 1736-1819
Edward Jenner, 1749-1823
Alexander von Humboldt, 1769-1859
Michael Faraday, 1791-1867
Charles Darwin, 1809-1882
Charles Babbage & Ada Lovelace, 1792-1871, 1815-1852
Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895
Gregor Mendel, 1822-1884
Vol. 3: Dmitri Mendeleev, 1834-1907
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922
Marie & Pierre Curie, 1867-1934, 1859-1906
Fritz Haber, 1868-1934
Albert Einsten, 1879-1955
Alfred Wegener, 1880-1930
Alexander Fleming, 1881-1955
Vol. 4: Niels Bohr & Werner Heisenberg, 1885-1962, 1901-1976
Edwin Hubble, 1889-1953
Linus Pauling, 1901-1994
Barbara McClintock, 1902-1992
Louis, Mary, & Richard Leakey, 1903-1972, 1913-1996, 1944-present
Julius Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967
Melvin Calvin, 1911-1997
Alan Turing, 1912-1954
Jonas Salk, 1914-1995
Gertrude Belle Elion, 1918-1999
Vol. 5: Richard Feynman, 1918-1988
Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin, & James Watson, 1916-present, 1920-1958, 1928-present
Stephen Hawking, 1942-present
Additional Contributors: Gjertsen, Derek
ISBN: 0195216806
Branch Call Number: 920 Al
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Allaby & Derek Gjertsen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Science History Scientists Biography
Topical Term: Science
Scientists
LCCN: 2001048396
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