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A to Z of Biologists
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  • Authored by: Lisa Yount
  • From the Series: Notable Scientists
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0917-6
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 570.92
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 400

Summary

A to Z of Biologists uses the device of biography as a way to put a human face on science—a method that adds immediacy to the prose for the high school student who might have an interest in pursuing a career in biology. This comprehensive survey features more than 150 entries and 50 black-and-white photographs. Each profile focuses on a particular biologist’s research and contributions to the field and his or her effect on scientists whose work followed. Their lives and personalities are also discussed through incidents, quotations, and photographs.

The profiles are culturally inclusive and span a range of biologists from ancient times to the present day. The entries on women and minority biologists in particular articulate some of the obstacles that these biologists overcame in the process of reaching their goals. This volume is an ideal resource for students and general readers interested in the history of biology or the personal and professional lives of significant biologists.

Entries include:

  • George Wells Beadle (1903-1989)
  • Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)
  • Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915)
  • Dian Fossey (1932-1985)
  • Galen (c. 130-c. 201)
  • Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
  • Shibasaburo Kitasato (1852-1931)
  • Severo Ochoa (1905-1993)
  • Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994)
  • Lap-Chee Tsui (1950-present)
  • Edward Osborne Wilson (1929-present)
  • Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-present).

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"...the coverage of women, races, and international history in general make it a good source for exploring the many faces of biologists..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...useful..."
School Library Journal

"Recommended."
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