Provides biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images. BRB offers substantive narrative profiles, each about 2,000 words in length.
Edited by two of the most respected scholars in the field, this milestone reference combines "facts-fronted" fast access to biographical details with highly readable accounts and analyses of nearly 3000 scientists' lives, works, and accomplishments. For all academic and public libraries' science and women's studies collections.
A comprehensive biographical guide to the scientific achievements, personal lives, and struggles of women scientists from around the globe. * A-Z entries from Madge Gertrude Adam to Audrey Wood, covering disciplines such as psychology, astronomy, physics, medicine, agriculture, paleontology, and more * Contributions from a number of women scientists practicing today * Photographs of scientists such as Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Maria Montessori * Full, end-of-entry bibliographies, a list of women scientists by specialty, and a comprehensive index
" ... A biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on nearly 135,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and e-mail, fax and mailing addresses for each entrant where available. Volume 8 of the set is a comprehensive index listing scientists by field, and by state under field"--Gale/Cengage Learning Web site
Contents v. 1. A-B -- volume 2. C-F -- volume 3. G-I -- volume 4. J-L -- volume 5. M-P -- volume 6. Q-S -- volume 7. T-Z -- volume 8. Index