Brief entries with basic information on 119,618 U.S. and Canadian scientists in natural science, agriculture, medicine, mathematics engineering and computer science. Field of science, current position and addresses included. Multivolume set. Arranged alphabetically with the final volume serving as an index by scientific discipline.
International in scope. Scholarly articles ranging from one to several pages on historical and contemporary people. References included. Covers the natural and physical sciences, engineering and the social sciences (history, philosophy and dissemination of knowledge), but excludes medicine. Multivolume set. Arranged alphabetically. Volumes 16 and 18 serve as a subject and field of science index.
This guide, a revision of Library of Congress Science Tracer Bullet 88-3, offers a systematic approach to the wide variety of published biographical information on men and women of science and technology. Both historical and contemporary scientists are covered, with emphasis on Americans. While citations to many new works have been added, quite a few of the previous listings have been retained, to allow consideration of evolving styles in scientific biography.