The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 051107414X
  • ISBN-13: 9780511074141
  • DDC: 509.22
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released September 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, covering the work of more than 1,500 key scientists (157 more than in the previous edition) from 40 countries. It is illustrated with around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables, and also includes special panel features.

Originally published in print format in 2002.

The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists is an invaluable one-stop reference book for anyone wanting a brief and accurate account of the life and work of those who created science from its beginnings to the present day. This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, covering more than 1,500 key scientists from 40 countries. Illustrated with around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is a clear and accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities.

Table of Contents

Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Panels.
About the Authors.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Symbols and Conventions.
1: Abbe, Ernst.
2: Abegg, Richard.
3: Abel, Sir Frederick (Augustus).
4: Abel, John Jacob.
5: Abel, Neils Henrik.
6: Adams, John Couch.
7: Adams, Walter Sydney.
8: Addison, Thomas.
9: Adrian, Edgar Douglas, Baron Adrian.
10: Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe.
11: Agnesi, Maria Gaetana.
12: Agricola, Georgius.
13: Airy, Sir George Biddell.
14: Alembert, Jean le Rond D’.
15: Alferov, Zhores.
16: Alfvén, Hannes Olof Gösta.
17: Alhazen.
18: Al-Khwarizmi.
19: Alpher, Ralph Asher.
20: Alter, David.
21: Altounyan, Roger (Ernest Collingwood).
22: Alvarez, Luis (Walter).
23: Amici, Giovan Battista.
24: Amontons, Guillaume.
25: Ampère, André Marie.
26: Anaximander (of Miletus).
27: Anderson, Carl David.
28: Anderson, Elizabeth.
29: Anderson, Philip Warren.
30: Andrews, Roy Chapman.
31: Andrews, Thomas.
32: Anfinsen, Christian (Boehmer).
33: Ångström, Anders (Jonas).
34: Anning, Mary.
35: Apollonius (of Perga).
36: Appert, Nicholas-François.
37: Appleton, Sir Edward (Victor).
38: Arago, Dominique François Jean.
39: Arber, Agnes.
40: Archer, Frederick (Scott).
41: Archimedes (of Syracuse).
42: Aristarchus (of Samos).
43: Aristotle.
44: Armstrong, Edwin Howard.
45: Armstrong, Neil (Alden).
46: Arrhenius, Svante (August).
47: Aston, Francis William.
48: Atiyah, Sir Michael (Francis).
49: Atkins, Anna.
50: Auerbach, Charlotte.
51: Auger, Pierre Victor.
52: Avery, Oswald (Theodore).
53: Avogadro, (Lorenzo Romano) Amedio (Carlo).
54: Ayrton, Hertha,.
55: Baade, Wilhelm Heinrich Walter.
56: Babbage, Charles.
57: Babcock, Horace Welcome.
58: Backus, John.
59: Bacon, Francis, Viscount St Albans.
60: Bacon, Roger.
61: Baekeland, Leo Hendrik.
62: Baer, Karl Ernst von.
63: Baeyer, Adolf von.
64: Baily, Francis.
65: Baird, John Logie.
66: Balmer, Johann Jakob.
67: Baltimore, David.
68: Banks, Sir Joseph.
69: Banting, Sir Frederick.
70: Bardeen, John.
71: Barkhausen, Heinrich Georg.
72: Barlow, Peter.
73: Barnard, Edward Emerson.
74: Barr, Murray Llewellyn.
75: Bartholin, Erasmus.
76: Bartlett, Neil.
77: Barton, Sir Derek (Harold Richard).
78: Basov, Nikolai (Gennediyevitch).
79: Bassi, Laura (Maria Catarina).
80: Bateson, William.
81: Beadle, George Wells.
82: Beaufort, Sir Francis.
83: Beaumont, William.
84: Beckmann, Ernst Otto.
85: Becquerel, (Antoine) Henri.
86: Beddoes, Thomas.
87: Bednorz, (Johannes) Georg.
88: Beebe, (Charles) William.
89: Behring, Emil (Adolf) von.
90: Beilstein, Friedrich Konrad.
91: Bell, Alexander Graham.
92: Bell, Sir Charles.
93: Bell Burnell, (Susan) Jocelyn.
94: Beneden, Edouard van.
95: Benedict, Ruth.
96: Bentham, George.
97: Berg, Paul.
98: Berger, Hans.
99: Bergeron, Tor Harold Percival.
100: Bergius, Friedrich Karl Rudolf.
101: Bergström, Sune Karl.
102: Bernard, Claude.
103: Bernoulli, Daniel.
104: Berthelot, Marcellin (Pierre Eugène).
105: Berthollet, Claude Louis, Comte.
106: Berzelius, Jöns Jacob, Baron.
107: Besicovitch, Abram Samoilovitch.
108: Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm.
109: Bessemer, Sir Henry.
110: Bethe, Hans Albrecht.
111: Bichat, (Marie-François) Xavier.
112: Biffen, Sir Rowland Harry.
113: Biot, Jean (Baptiste).
114: Birkeland, Kristian Olaf Bernhard.
115: Birkhoff, George (David).
116: Bishop, (John) Michael.
117: Bjerknes, Vilhelm (Firman Koren).
118: Black, Sir James (Whyte).
119: Black, Joseph.
120: Blackett, Patrick (Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett.
121: Blackman, Frederick Frost.
122: Blackwell, Elizabeth.
123: Blagg, Mary Adela.
124: Blau, Marietta.
125: Bloch, Felix.
126: Bode, Johann Elert.
127: Bogoliubov, Nikolai Nikolaevich.
128: Bohr, Niels (Henrik David).
129: Bois-Reymond, Emil du.
130: Boksenberg, Alexander.
131: Boltwood, Bertram Borden.
132: Boltzmann, Ludwig Eduard.
133: Bondi, Sir Hermann.
134: Boole, George.
135: Boot, Henry (Albert Howard).
136: Bordet, Jules (Jean Baptiste Vincent).
137: Born, Max.
138: Borodin, Aleksander Porfiryevich.
139: Bose, Satyendra Nath.
140: Bothe, Walther.
141: Bouguer, Pierre.
142: Bourbaki, Nicholas.
143: Boussingault, Jean-Baptiste Joseph.
144: Boveri, Theodor Heinrich.
145: Bovet, Daniel.
146: Bowen, Ira Sprague.
147: Bowen, Norman Levi.
148: Boyer, Herbert Wayne.
149: Boyle, Robert.
150: Boys, Sir Charles Vernon.
151: Bradley, James.
152: Bragg, Sir (William) Lawrence.
153: Bragg, Sir William (Henry).
154: Brahe, Tycho,.
155: Branly, Edouard Eugène.
156: Brattain, Walter (Houser).
157: Braun, Karl Ferdinand.
158: Braun, Wernher Magnus Maximilian von.
159: Breit, Gregory.
160: Brenner, Sydney.
161: Brewster, Sir David.
162: Bridgman, Percy Williams.
163: Briggs, Henry.
164: Bright, Richard.
165: Brockhouse, Bertram (Neville).
166: Broensted, Johannes Nicolaus.
167: Broglie, Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond, Duc.
168: Brongniart, Alexandre.
169: Brooks, Harriet.
170: Broom, Robert.
171: Brown, Herbert Charles.
172: Brown, Robert.
173: Bruce, Sir David.
174: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom.
175: Bruno, Giordano.
176: Buchner, Eduard.
177: Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte.
178: Bullard, Sir Edward (Crisp).
179: Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm.
180: Burbidge, (Eleanor) Margaret,.
181: Burkitt, Denis (Parsons).
182: Burnet, Sir (Frank) Macfarlane.
183: Bury, Charles.
184: Butenandt, Adolf Frederick Johann.
185: Buys Ballot, Christoph Hendrik Diederik.
186: Cagniard de la Tour, Charles.
187: Cailletet, Louis Paul.
188: Calvin, Melvin.
189: Camerarius, Rudolf Jakob.
190: Candolle, Augustin-Pyramus de.