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By: David Millar, John Millar and Margaret Millar
387 pages, 41 illus, 1 fig, 3 tabs, 2 maps
A reference guide giving a quick and reliable account of the life and work of those who have shaped modern science, covering over 1500 key individuals from 40 countries. Fields represented include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology, with special attention paid to pioneer women whose achievements and example opened the way to scientific careers for others.
'This is a superb collection of admirably concise scientific biographies; I wish I had owned a copy when I started presenting television programmes on the history of science.' Adam Hart-Davis 'The authors have undertaken a mammoth task to collate all this information in a desk-sized, neat dictionary. ... The dictionary could function as a reference for science and hisstory alike.' Journal of Biological Education 'Here is a treasure house of information, useful and incidental, with portraits and illustrations ... The four members of the Millar family, with their expertise in different areas have done a splendid job of giving brief biographies, chosen the most important scientists, both ancient and living, and made clear and simple explanations of many scientific principles.' Chromatographia
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