eBook Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Scientists, 1st Edition

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  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released July 2012
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Overview

The 100 Most Influential Scientists is part of the Britannica Guide Series that offers a look into 100 scientists from Ancient Greece to the present day. The Britannica Guides series offers an essential introduction to many of the key issues of our time. Clear, accurate, and meticulously researched, the series gives both background and analysis for when you need to know for sure what is really happening in the world, whether you are an expert, student, or traveler.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction: Learning from the Lessons of History John Gribbin.
1: Thales of Miletus (c. 624–c. 546 BC).
2: Pythagoras (c. 580–c. 500 BC).
3: Hippocrates (c. 460–c. 375 BC).
4: Plato (c. 428–c. 348 BC).
5: Aristotle (384–322 BC).
6: Euclid (Flourished c. 300 BC).
7: Archimedes (c. 285–c. 212 BC).
8: Pliny the Elder (Ad 23–79).
9: Ptolemy (c. Ad 100–c. 170).
10: Galen of Pergamum (AD 129–c. 216).
11: Al-khwarizmi (c. 780–c. 850).
12: Avicenna (980–1037).
13: Roger Bacon (c. 1220–1292).
14: Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519).
15: Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543).
16: Paracelsus (1493–1541).
17: Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564).
18: Tycho Brahe (1546–1601).
19: Giordano Bruno (1548–1600).
20: Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561–1626).
21: Galileo Galilei (1564–1642).
22: Johannes Kepler (1571–1630).
23: William Harvey (1578–1657).
24: René Descartes (1596–1650).
25: Robert Boyle (1627–1691) and Robert Hooke (1635–1703).
26: John Ray (1627–1705).
27: Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727).
28: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716).
29: Leonhard Euler (1707–1783).
30: Carolus Linnaeus (1707–1778).
31: Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–1788).
32: Jean Le Rond D'Alembert (1717–1783).
33: Henry Cavendish (1731–1810).
34: Joseph Priestley (1733–1804).
35: James Watt (1736–1819).
36: Luigi Galvani (1737–1798) and Conte Alessandro Volta (1745–1827).
37: Sir William Herschel (1738–1822) and Caroline Herschel (1750–1848).
38: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794).
39: Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749–1827).
40: Edward Jenner (1749–1823).
41: Georges, Baron Cuvier (1769–1832).
42: Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859).
43: Sophie Germain (1776–1831).
44: Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777–1855).
45: Sir Humphry Davy, Baronet (1778–1829).
46: Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779–1848).
47: John James Audubon (1785–1851).
48: Michael Faraday (1791–1867).
49: Charles Babbage (1791–1871) and Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815–1852).
50: Sir Charles Lyell, Baronet (1797–1875).
51: Louis Agassiz (1807–1873).
52: Charles Darwin (1809–1882).
53: Évariste Galois (1811–1832).
54: Sir Francis Galton (1822–1911).
55: Gregor Mendel (1822–84).
56: Louis Pasteur (1822–1895).
57: Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913).
58: William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907).
59: James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879).
60: Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834–1907).
61: Robert Koch (1843–1910).
62: Georg Cantor (1845–1918).
63: Henri Poincaré (1854–1912).
64: Sigmund Freud (1856–1939).
65: Nikola Tesla (1856–1943).
66: Max Planck (1858–1947).
67: William Bateson (1861–1926).
68: Marie Curie (1867–1934) and Pierre Curie (1859–1906).
69: Sir Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson (1871–1937).
70: Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961).
71: Albert Einstein (1879–1955).
72: Alfred Lothar Wegener (1880–1930).
73: Sir Alexander Fleming (1881–1955).
74: Niels Bohr (1885–1962).
75: Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961).
76: Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920).
77: Edwin Powell Hubble (1889–1953).
78: Enrico Fermi (1901–1954).
79: John von Neumann (1903–1957).
80: George Gamow (1904–1968).
81: J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967).
82: Kurt Gödel (1906–1978).
83: Hans Bethe (1906–2005).
84: Rachel Carson (1907–1964).
85: Alan M. Turing (1912–1954).
86: Norman Ernest Borlaug (1914–).
87: Sir Fred Hoyle (1915–2001).
88: Francis Harry Compton Crick (1916–2004) and James Dewey Watson (1928–).
89: Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988).
90: Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958).
91: Jack Kilby (1923–2005).
92: John Forbes Nash Jr (1928–).
93: Edward O. Wilson (1929–).
94: Jane Goodall (1934–).
95: Sir Harold W. Kroto (1939–), Richard E. Smalley (1943–2005), and Robert F. Curl Jr (1933–).
96: Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002).
97: Stephen W. Hawking (1942–).
98: J. Craig Venter (1946–) and Francis Collins (1950–).
99: Steven Pinker (1954–).
100: Sir Tim Berners-Lee (1955–).
Index.