This book, first published in 1991, is an invaluable guide to biographies of scientists from a wide variety of scientific fields. The books selected for this highly descriptive bibliography help librarians shatter readers’ stereotypes of scientists as monomaniacal and uninteresting people by providing interesting and provocative titles to capture the interest of students and other readers. The biographies included in this very special bibliography were carefully selected for their humour and human insights to give future scientists encouragement, inspiration, and an understanding of the origins of particular scientific fields. These biographies are unique in that they explore the whole personality of the scientist, giving students a glimpse at the variety and drama of the lives beyond well-known contributions or Nobel prize accomplishments.
Table of Contents
1. Preface Cynthia A. Steinke 2. Introduction Tony Stankus 3. Mathematical Biographies: Profiles and Sources of Information on Eighteen Mathematicians Virgil Diodato and Michael Tolan 4. Computer Revolutionaries: A Guide to the Literature of Pioneers in Computing Charles Matthews 5. Biographies of Physicists: An Annotated Bibliography Donna E. Cromer 6. Lives of Chemists Gayle Baker and Marie Garrett 7. Biography in the Geological Sciences Flossie E. Wise 8. A Selection of Biographies of Animal Scientists Flora Cobb 9. Plant Breeders and Plant Geneticists: Biographical Information Dena Rae Thomas 10. Founders of Medical Techniques and Inventions: An Annotated Bibliography Andrea R. Testi