Scientists: Their Lives & Works, 1st Edition

  • Includes volumes 1-3
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787609595
  • ISBN-13: 9780787609597
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 6.55 lbs ( 2.97 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1997 | Published

About

Overview

The original 3-vol. set helped fill a large gap in age-appropriate biographies of scientists in libraries. Later volumes offer students additional biographies of men and women who have helped define the modern world.

Reviews

"The editors have included a good mixture of women and minorities. Recommended for middle school grades and above." -- Library Talk (June 1997)

— Library Talk

"Clearly written articles. Should be useful and appealing to its intended audience." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

"The unique combination of accessible scientific information and fascinating personal details adds a human dimension to the presentation" ... "Useful addition to the three-volume set." -- School Library Journal (May 1998)

— School Library Journal

"UXL's new three-volume Scientists is a must for any library serving middle school students. It gives just the right amount of information for reports (far more than a standard encyclopedia) and it's affordable!" -- Nancy Guidry, Young Adult Librarian, Santa Monica Public Library

— other than publication

"Another useful reference source from Gale's UXL imprint. Students in grades five and up and their teachers and librarians will love this set at research-the-scientist time. The set begs to be browsed. School and public libraries under siege for scientist information would do well to invest in this reasonably priced treasure trove. The layout makes for easy reading, and the cover design attracts the eye." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (04/01/97)

— Booklist

"These attractive volumes generally provide more information (than The Grolier Library of Science Biographies)." -- RBB/Booklist (12/01/98)

— Booklist

"A convenient way of gathering material for librarians seeking to update biographical information students are likely to request." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (August 1997)

— VOYA

"The unique combination of accessible scientific information and fascinating personal details adds a human dimension to the presentation." -- School Library Journal (May 1998)

— School Library Journal

"This absorbing resource skillfully introduces 150 scientists whose tireless work, unwavering vision, and phenomenal contributions have created a lasting legacy. The writing is sophisticated." -- School Library Journal (May 1997)

— School Library Journal