By David Millar
This quantity is a useful one-stop reference ebook for an individual short of a quick and actual account of the existence and paintings of these who created technology 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 version) from forty international locations. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, arithmetic, medication, meteorology and know-how are all represented and targeted awareness is paid to pioneer girls whose achievements and instance opened how you can clinical careers for others. This new version comprises fresh Nobel laureates, in addition to winners of the Fields Medal, the mathematician's identical of the Nobel Prize. Illustrated with round one hundred fifty pics, diagrams, maps and tables, and with designated panel good points, this booklet is an obtainable advisor to the world's in demand medical personalities. David Millar has performed examine into the circulate of polar ice sheets on the Scott Polar study Institute, Cambridge, and in Antarctica. He has additionally written on a number technological know-how and expertise subject matters, and edited a research of the politics of the Antarctic. His expert occupation has been spent within the oil undefined, mostly within the advertising and marketing of geoscience software program. He lives in France. John Millar graduated from Trinity collage, Cambridge, and has a doctorate from Imperial university, London. He labored for BP constructing new geophysical tools to be used in oil exploration and construction. In 1994 he co-founded GroundFlow Ltd., which has built electrokinetic surveying and logging as a brand new approach for imaging and mapping fluids in subsurface porous rocks.