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Baker & Taylor Offers 500 biographical profiles of past and present scientists in such fields as anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, and psychology.
Book News Offers some 500 cross-referenced biographical profiles of past and present scientists and their work. Entries represent scientists from traditional and nontraditional disciplines of anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, and psychology. Included are profiles of some 200 women and minority scientists often excluded from similar reference books. Each entry provides birth and death dates, nationality, and fields of specialization, and overviews the scientist's work and achievements as well as family and educational background. Includes many b&w portrait photos and illustrations. Oakes is president of a freelance writing and editorial company. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)