By David Millar
This quantity is a useful one-stop reference booklet for a person short of a quick and actual account of the existence and paintings of these who created technological know-how from its beginnings to the current day. The alphabetically equipped, illustrated biographical dictionary has been completely revised and up to date, masking over 1,500 key scientists (157 greater than within the past variation) from forty international locations. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, arithmetic, drugs, meteorology and know-how are all represented and distinctive awareness is paid to pioneer ladies whose achievements and instance opened how to medical careers for others. This re-creation comprises contemporary Nobel laureates, in addition to winners of the Fields Medal, the mathematician's identical of the Nobel Prize. Illustrated with round a hundred and fifty snap shots, diagrams, maps and tables, and with distinctive panel beneficial properties, this ebook is an available consultant to the world's famous clinical personalities. David Millar has conducted learn into the move of polar ice sheets on the Scott Polar learn Institute, Cambridge, and in Antarctica. He has additionally written on more than a few technology and know-how themes, and edited a research of the politics of the Antarctic. His expert profession has been spent within the oil undefined, largely within the advertising and marketing of geoscience software program. He lives in France. John Millar graduated from Trinity university, Cambridge, and has a doctorate from Imperial university, London. He labored for BP constructing new geophysical equipment to be used in oil exploration and construction. In 1994 he co-founded GroundFlow Ltd., which has constructed electrokinetic surveying and logging as a brand new procedure for imaging and mapping fluids in subsurface porous rocks.