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This mammoth reference work lists alphabetically every person in recorded history, except living persons, known to have made a contribution to science in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology and the earth sciences. Persons whose work was intrinsically related to sciences of nature or mathematics are also included. First published in 16 volumes in 1970, it is now available in 8 condensed volumes. Each entry documents the person's birth, death, education, known scientific accomplishments, discoveries and career, and a full bibliography of original works and secondary literature. In 8 volumes, each c.1250 pages. This is a 1981 reprint of the 1970 edition.