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By David Millar

This quantity is a useful one-stop reference publication for someone short of a short and actual account of the existence and paintings of these who created technological know-how from its beginnings to the current day. The alphabetically prepared, illustrated biographical dictionary has been completely revised and up-to-date, masking over 1,500 key scientists (157 greater than within the earlier variation) from forty international locations. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, arithmetic, medication, meteorology and expertise are all represented and certain awareness is paid to pioneer girls whose achievements and instance opened how you can clinical careers for others. This re-creation contains contemporary Nobel laureates, in addition to winners of the Fields Medal, the mathematician's identical of the Nobel Prize. Illustrated with round one hundred fifty pictures, diagrams, maps and tables, and with detailed panel beneficial properties, this ebook is an obtainable advisor to the world's admired clinical personalities. David Millar has performed study into the movement of polar ice sheets on the Scott Polar learn Institute, Cambridge, and in Antarctica. He has additionally written on quite a number technology and know-how subject matters, and edited a research of the politics of the Antarctic. His specialist occupation has been spent within the oil undefined, mostly within the advertising and marketing of geoscience software program. He lives in France. John Millar graduated from Trinity university, Cambridge, and has a doctorate from Imperial university, London. He labored for BP constructing new geophysical equipment to be used in oil exploration and construction. In 1994 he co-founded GroundFlow Ltd., which has constructed electrokinetic surveying and logging as a brand new strategy for imaging and mapping fluids in subsurface porous rocks.

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