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The Scientific 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Scientists, Past and… (original 1996; edition 2000)

by John Galbraith Simmons (Author)

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Who are the greatest scientists throughout the ages and why? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking. The Scientific 100 furnishes the fascinating answers. In vivid biographical sketches that provide both historical and scientific context, the author chronicles the lives and accomplishments of the world's most influential figures in science. And in the tradition of the Citadel Press 100 series, he then ranks them in order of influence. Chosen with the aid and consultation of prominent scientists and historians of science, these figures represent the broadest possible range of endeavor and accomplishment. The list is made up of physicists, astronomers, physicians, chemists, biologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. It includes those who discovered the laws of motion, principles of chemistry, structure of the atom, shape of the universe, evolution of life, as well as the afflictions of both body and mind.… (more)
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Title:The Scientific 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Scientists, Past and Present
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Ik las het boek begin 2019, dus zo'n 22 jaar na publicatie, wat de waarde van de informatie die ten toon wordt gespreid niet minder belangrijk maakt. Het doornemen kost echter wat moeite maar je krijgt wel een beeld van de wetenschappers en de evolutie van de wetenschap die vorm gaven aan ons huidige (westerse) wereldbeeld gedurende de voorbije 500 jaar. ( )
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Who are the greatest scientists throughout the ages and why? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking. The Scientific 100 furnishes the fascinating answers. In vivid biographical sketches that provide both historical and scientific context, the author chronicles the lives and accomplishments of the world's most influential figures in science. And in the tradition of the Citadel Press 100 series, he then ranks them in order of influence. Chosen with the aid and consultation of prominent scientists and historians of science, these figures represent the broadest possible range of endeavor and accomplishment. The list is made up of physicists, astronomers, physicians, chemists, biologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. It includes those who discovered the laws of motion, principles of chemistry, structure of the atom, shape of the universe, evolution of life, as well as the afflictions of both body and mind.

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