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Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
Dictionary of Scientists
From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this authoritative biographical dictionary spans over 2,500 years and covers all fields of science, math & technology and includes Nobel prize winners. Abridged ed 1999.
Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Encyclopedia originally published 1973-74, recounting the historical development of ideas in the Western tradition across a range of disciplines, including philosophy, religion, politics, literature, and the biological, physical, and social sciences. The 2005 print edition is available in SSHL reference collection (CB9 .N49 2005).
Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
The goal of this encyclopedia is to "blend the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)." Covers ancient history to present times.
Science, Technology and Society: an Encyclopedia
Contains over 130 articles written by major scholars and experts. It emphasizes an interdisciplinary and international coverage of the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture.