Created under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies by a distinguished group of international scholars of the history of science, this encyclopedia is one of the most highly respected sources for learning about the lives and work of scientists. The long, scholarly articles provide thorough coverage of scientists from all periods, from classical antiquity to modern times.
This comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia provides essential biographical information about, and explanation of the scientific achievements of, 2400 scientists from antiquity to the present. Concentrating on physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences, it also covers medicine and mathematics and includes a selection of people who have made important contributions to engineering and technology.
This database contains full-text articles from a variety of subject encyclopedias and dictionaries on over 500,000 people active in many different professions, both currently and in the past. Links are also provided to additional full-text biographical information in articles from magazines, newspapers, web pages, and multimedia resources.