New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Offers profiles covering the lives and careers of a variety of prominent scientists.

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A notable event: under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, Scribners published the DSB in 16 volumes between 1970 and 1980; it was reprinted in 1981 in eight volumes. The New DSB must be thought of as a supplement to the original at least in its electronic form; the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography comprises the entire original together with the very considerable new material that is unique to this set. The new work carries 800 new articles including 500 dealing with the lives and work of subjects deceased since 1980, as well as 75 on scientists missed in the original including those whose work has subsequently been recognized for its enduring contribution. The electronic set offers postscripts to 225 articles in DSB; its isbn is (978-0-684-31559-1), and it is priced by number of users (query 800-877-4253). The DBS is held by some 2,300 OCLC libraries and is distinguished by respectful inclusion in the, also new, Resources for College Libraries, Books for College Libraries, 3d ed., Walford's, Guide to Reference Books, and Public Library Catalog--an international supernova that must be in any collection aspiring to excellence in the sciences. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Detroit : Charles Scribner's Sons/Thomson Gale, c2008
ISBN: 9780684313207
Branch Call Number: 509.22 NEW V01
509.22 NEW
Characteristics: 8 v. : ill
Additional Contributors: Koertge, Noretta - Editor


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