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The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521806022

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  • This volume 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. The alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary has been thoroughly revised and updated, covering over 1,500 key scientists (157 more than in the previous edition) from 40 countries. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology are all represented and special attention is paid to pioneer women whose achievements and example opened the way to scientific careers for others. This new edition includes recent Nobel laureates, as well as winners of the Fields Medal, the mathematician's equivalent of the Nobel Prize. Illustrated with around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is an accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities. David Millar has carried out research into the flow of polar ice sheets at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and in Antarctica. He has also written on a range of science and technology topics, and edited a study of the politics of the Antarctic. His professional career has been spent in the oil industry, principally in the marketing of geoscience software. He lives in France. John Millar graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and has a doctorate from Imperial College, London. He worked for BP developing new geophysical methods for use in oil exploration and production. In 1994 he co-founded GroundFlow Ltd., which has developed electrokinetic surveying and logging as a new technique for imaging and mapping fluids in subsurface porous rocks.

    • An invaluable one-stop reference book covering the world's prominent scientific personalities
    • Thoroughly revised and updated edition featuring 157 additional scientists and around 150 portraits, diagrams, maps and tables
    • Includes Nobel Prizewinners and - for the first time - winners of the Fields Medal
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    "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 book's greatest strength remains the inclusion of women scientists, and of separate panels on the entry of women into astronomy, medicine, chemistry in Britain, and the biological sciences.... It will appeal mainly to young and general readers." Choice

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521806022
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 186 b/w illus. 2 maps 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of panels
    About the authors
    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the first edition
    Symbols and conventions
    A-Z Dictionary
    Chronology
    Nobel prizewinners in science
    Winners of the Fields Medal for Mathematics
    Index.

  • Authors

    David Millar

    Ian Millar

    John Millar

    Margaret Millar

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