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Random House Webster's Dictionary of Scientists
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375700579, Paperback)From the ancient Greeks to the atom-splitters -- learn of the lives and motivations of the world's greatest scientific thinkers
Open up Random House Webster's Dictionary of Scientists and find out what nuclear physicist Oppenheimer really felt about the atomic bomb; learn what drove Alan Turning, who helped crack the Nazi Enigma code, to suicide . . . and much more!
In clear, jargon-free language, this amazing collection of 1,800 biographies of scientific genius deals with many scientists from the 20th century and profiles more women of science than any other book.
The book features:
chronoliogical histories of every branch of science
abundant appendices that supplement the biographies to help answer any questions
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In clear, jargon-free language, the Random House Webster's Dictionary of Scientists offers 1,800 biographies of scientific genius: from Ptolemy to Feynman, Hippocrates to Curie, Galileo to Oppenheimer. Over half of these up-to-the-minute biographies deal with scientists of the 20th century, with more profiles of women in science than any other book. With over 400 photos, illustrations, and quotations, you are able to obtain a richer view of the person and the life behind the scientific mind. The fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, engineering and technology, geology, mathematics, and physics are chronologically recorded and explained from the origins of scientific practice through their contemporary advancement.
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