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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.
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).
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.
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.