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Biographical Sources in the Sciences -- Life, Earth and Physical Science (1989-2006)

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Man at old fashioned photography equipment.William Henry Jackson, 1843-1942. His pioneering photography for the U.S. Geological Survey helped convince Congress to preserve many treasures of the western U.S. as national Parks. From the National Park Service Web site.


This guide offers a systematic approach to the wide variety of published biographical information on men and women of science in the life, earth and physical sciences, primarily from 1989 to 2006, and complements TB88-3 (Biographical Sources in the Sciences, compiled 1988) and TB06-7 (Biographical Sources in the Sciences -- General Works and National Sources, compiled 2006). Works previously listed in TB88-3 have not been retained, but older works which did not make it into the previous bibliography have been included. Both historical and contemporary scientists are covered, with emphasis on Americans. As in TB88-3, bibliographic citations include the indication of illustrations, particularly portraits, and the inclusion of preliminary pagination extending to more than 13 pages and unnumbered as well as numbered series notes.

Departing from the usual Tracer Bullet format, where one subject is treated per publication, Biographical Resources in the Sciences instead is being issued in three parts, General Works and National Sources; Life, Earth and Physical Sciences (1989-2006); and Technology and Computer Sciences (1989-2006). Each Tracer Bullet contains an introduction to the topic that includes basic works on biography and a general listing of subject headings. This part, TB06-4 includes Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine Conservation; Astronomy; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Geology, Mineralogy, Paleontology; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Physics; Abstracting and Indexing Services; Journals; and Selected Internet Resources.



On Searching for Biographical Information

In seeking biographical information about scientists, one is apt to encounter contrary difficulties, most easily described as "feast or famine." Dozens of book-length biographies may be available for the great figures, such as Newton or Darwin, while little or nothing is ready to hand for less well known or obscure individuals. A few suggestions may be in order for searchers confronted with the latter situation. Look for journal articles; nowadays, authors' affiliations are usually given, and these can provide a useful starting point. Check membership directories of societies in the scientist's field where varying amounts of biographical information can often be found--at the very least, an address. If the individual is no longer living, a death date will facilitate the search for newspaper obituaries. If only the year of death is known, an obituary may be found by browsing journals and/or society newsletters in the scientist's field. The organization or institution that last employed the scientist may be able to offer advice or assistance. If the location of the person's home at the time of death is known, consider addressing a query to the local library. Many libraries keep clipping files devoted to noteworthy local residents, and may even be able to supply addresses of surviving family members. Published genealogies and local histories can be consulted as well. If the scientist's educational background is known, examination of college and university alumni magazines may produce information; if these are not readily available, one can try contacting the institution's alumni office.



Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which biographical materials on scientists and engineers can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following:

Highly Relevant

   See also subdivision BIOGRAPHY under groups of scientists, e.g.,
"African American Mathematicians;" "African American Scientists;" "Women Astronomers;" "Women Scientists;" "Scientists with Disabilities;" "Jewish scientists;" "Catholic scientists;" "Muslim scientists."

  See also subdivisions for other countries or geographic areas, e.g., "Scientists--China--Biography;" "Scientists–India--Biography;" "Scientists–Europe--Biography;" "Scientists–Latin America--Biography."


   See also subdivision BIOGRAPHY under other scientific disciplines, e.g., AERONAUTICS; ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING; PHOTOGRAPHY. Note: these headings are used for collective biography only.

   See also subdivision BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY under other scientific disciplines, e.g., GEOLOGY; MEDICINE; SCIENCE



   See also subdivisions ANECDOTES; ANECDOTES, FACETIAE, SATIRE, ETC.; CORRESPONDENCE; CORRESPONDENCE, REMINISCENCES, ETC.; INTERVIEWS; and PORTRAITS under groups of scientists, e.g., ENGINEERS; PHYSICISTS; TECHNOLOGISTS, with or without geographic area subdivisions

More General





Agricultural & veterinary sciences international who's who. 5TH ed. Harlow, Essex, UK, Longman Group; New York, Stockton Press, 1994. 1157p.
   S415.W45 1994 <SciRR Desk>
   "... contains details of over 10,800 senior agricultural and veterinary scientists concerned with research from 132 countries." A country and subject index (p. 1125-1157) lists names under professional fields for each of the countries included.

Axelrod, Alan, and Charles Phillips. The environmentalists: a biographical dictionary from the 17th century to the present. New York, Facts on File, 1993. xiv, 258 p. illus., ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Treats organizations as well as individuals.
   S926.A2A94 1993 <SciRR>

Becher, Anne, and others. American environmental leaders: from colonial times to the present. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2000. 2 v. (xviii, 921 p.) illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GE55.B43 2000 <SciRR>

Biographical dictionary of American and Canadian naturalists and environmentalists. Edited by Keir B. Sterling and others. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997. xix, 937 p.
   Bibliography: p. 881-890.
   QH26.B535 1997 <SciRR>

Braun, Elisabeth. Portraits in conservation, Eastern and Southern Africa. Golden, CO, North American Press, 1995. xxxiii, 268 p. illus., maps, ports.
   Bibliography: p. 257-262.
   "Each conservationist is striving to find a balanced and interactive relationship among people, wildlife, and the environment."
   QL26.B73 1995

Breton, Mary Joy. Women pioneers for the environment. Boston, Northeastern University Press, 1998. xiv, 322 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 305-309.
   GE55.B74 1998 <SciRR>

Drum, Sue, and H. Ellen Whiteley. Women in veterinary medicine: profiles of success. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1991. xv, 270 p. ports.
   Biographies of 20 women.
   SF612.D78 1991

Environmental activists. Edited by John Mongillo and Bibi Booth. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2001. 356 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GE55.E57 2000 <SciRR>

Holmes, Madelyn. American women conservationists: twelve profiles. Jefferson, NC, McFarland, 2004. 202 p. illus.
   "List of published writings of twelve women conservationists,” p. 191-197.
    Mary Austin -- Florence Merriam Bailey -- Rosalie Edge -- Marjory Stoneman Douglas -- Helen Nearing -- Rachel Carson -- Contemporary women conservationists : Faith McNulty, Ann Zwinger, Sue Hubbell, Anne Labastille, Mollie Beattie, and Terry Tempest Williams -- Conclusion, ideas for our time.
   QH26.H66 2004

Marczakiewicz, August, and Jan Stepinski. Slownik biograficzny dzialaczy kólek rolniczych. Warszawa, Krajowy Zwiazek Rolników, Kólek i Organizacji Rolniczych, Komisja Historyczna, 1992. 157 p. ports.
   S415.M26 1992

Muhm, Don, and Virginia Wadsley. Iowans who made a difference: 150 years of agricultural progress. West Des Moines, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, 1996. xvi, 367 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 361-367.
   S415.M84 1996

Our history of women in veterinary medicine: gumption, grace, grit, and good humor. By the Association for Women Veterinarians; compiled and edited by Phyllis Hickney Larsen. Littleton, CO, The Association, 1997. 115 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 105-109.
   SF612.O87 1997

The Prairie practitioners: 20th century South Dakota veterinarians. Compiled and edited by Thomas B. Ludgate and Janice Ludgate Kitzler. Freeman, SD, Pine Hill Press, 1996. 288 p. illus.
   SF612.P73 1996

Scheuering, Rachel White. Shapers of the great debate on conservation: a biographical dictionary. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2004. xxviii, 312 p. (Shapers of the great American debates)
   Bibliography: p. 305-306.
   S926.A2S36 2004

Stalheim, Ole H. V. Veterinary conversations with mid-twentieth century leaders. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1996. xxvi, 302 p. illus., ports.
   "Bibliographic Essay": p. 299-302.
   Interviews with "28 innovators who led parts of the prodigious expansion of veterinary medicine in the 20th century."
   SF612.S83 1996

Who's who of the environment. In The Environment encyclopedia and directory. 4th ed. London, Europa Publications Limited, 2005. p. 499-599.
   GE10.E57 2005 <SciRR>

World who is who and does what in environment & conservation. Edited by Nicholas Polunin; compiled by Lynn M. Curme. New York, St. Martin's Press; Geneva, Foundation for Environmental Conservation, 1997. 592 p.
   Supplementing the biographies is an appendix providing names and brief information arranged by country, and another with listings of names under very narrow specialties.
   GE55.W67 1997 <SciRR>



Bhathal, R. S. Australian astronomers: achievements at the frontiers of astronomy. Canberra, National Library of Australia, 1996. 236 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 229-232.
   Interviews with 18 astronomers.
   QB35.B48 1996

Bònoli, Fabrizio, and Daniela Piliarvu. I lettori di astronomia presso lo studio di Bologna dal XII al XX secolo. Bologna, CLUEB, 2001. 282 p. illus. (Musei e archivi dello Studio bolognese, 7)
   Bibliography: p. 267-272.
   "Società astronomica italiana."
   QB35.B66 2001

Brüggenthies, Wilhelm, and Wolfgang R. Dick. Biographischer Index der Astronomie. Frankfurt am Main, H. Deutsch, 2005. 481 p. (Acta historica astronomiae, v. 26)
   Alternative title: Biographical index of astronomy.
   QB35.B845 2005

Cocks, Elijah E., and Josiah C. Cocks. Who's who on the moon: a biographical dictionary of lunar nomenclature. Greensboro, NC, Tudor Publishers, 1995. 600 p. 8 p. of plates. illus.
   "Works consulted": p. 593-600.
   The appendix provides lists of women honorees, names of honorees arranged by profession and by country of origin, and lunar features by location and by size.
   QB600.5.C63 1995 <SciRR>

DeVorkin, David H. Biographical, autobiographical and collected works. In his The history of modern astronomy and astrophysics: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York, Garland Pub., 1982. p. 347-395. illus. (Bibliographies of the history of science and technology, v. 1) (Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 304)
   Z5154.H57D48 1982 <SciRR>

Krishnamurthi, K. R. Indian astronomers. General editor, N. Mahalingam. Madras, International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations, 1991. 213 p.
   Short sketches of ancient Hindu astronomers.
   QB35.K65 1991

Levy, David H., and Wendee Wallach-Levy. Cosmic discoveries: the wonders of astronomy. Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, 2001. 232 p. illus. (some col.)
   Bibliography: p. 211-223.
   QB35.L48 2001

Masevich, Alla G., and Aleksandra K. Terent'eva. Zhenshchiny astronomy. In Na rubezhakh poznaniia? Vselennoi. Istoriko-astronomicheskie issledovaniia. vyp. 23, 1991. Otv. redaktor, A. A. Gurshtein. Moskva, "Nauka," 1992. p. 90-111. ports.
   Bibliography: p. 111.
   Biographical sketches and portraits of 26 Russian women astronomers.
   QB33.R9I8, v. 23

McCutcheon, Scott, and Bobbi McCutcheon. Space and astronomy: the people behind the science. Chelsea House, New York, 2006. xvi, 192 p. illus. (Pioneers in science)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QB35.M224 2006 <SciRR>

Mourão, Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas. Astronomia na época dos descobrimentos: a importância dos árabes e dos judeus nas descobertas. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lacerda Editores, 2000. 486 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 480-486.
   Appends an encyclopedic dictionary.
   VK549.M68 2000

Schmidt, Hans. Astronomen der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn: ihr Leben und Werk, 1819-1966. Bonn, Bouvier, 1990. 183 p. illus., ports. (Academica Bonnensia, Bd. 9)
   Bibliography: p. 163-170.
   QB35.S35 1990

Turner, Gerard L'Estrange. Renaissance astrolabes and their makers. Aldershot, Hampshire, UK, Burlington, VT, Ashgate/Variorum, 2003. 1 v. (various pagings) illus. (Variorum collected studies series, 766)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QB85.T85 2003

Winterburn, Emily. The astronomers Royal. Greenwich, London, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, 2003. 64 p. illus. (some col.)
   QB35.W66 2003



American nature writers. John Elder, editor. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996. 2 v. (xxiii, 1210 p.) illus., ports.
   Bibliographies cite not only each writer's publications but also biographical and critical studies.
   PS163.A6 1996 <SciRR>

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Membership handbook and directory, 2000-2001. Washington, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2001. 1 v.
   Supplement to Limnology and oceanography, v. 46, no. 2, 2001.
   QH35.A53a 2000-2001

Beidleman, Richard G. California's frontier naturalists. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2006. xv, 484 p. illus., maps.
   Bibliography: p. 441-463.
   QH105.C2B45 2006

Bonta, Marcia. Women in the field: America's pioneering women naturalists. College Station, Texas A & M University Press, 1991. xix, 299 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 273-287.
   QH26.B66 1991 <SciRR>

Boreiko, V. IE. Slovar' deiatelei okhrany prirody. Izd. 2-e, dop. Kiev, Kievskii ekologokul'turnyi tsentr, TSentr Okhrany Dikoi prirody, 2001. 521 p. ports. (Seriia Istoriia okhrany prirody, vyp. 24)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Enlarged ed. of: Populiarnyi biografo-bibliograficheskii slovar'-spravochnik deiatelei zapovednogo dela i okhrany prirody Ukrainy, tsarskoi Rossii i SSSR, 1860-1960. 1995. (2 v.)
   QH26.B673 2001

Bridson, Gavin D. R. Biographies of naturalists. In his The history of natural history, an annotated bibliography. New York, Garland Pub., 1994. p. 20-154. (Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 991) (Bibliographies on the history of science and technology, v. 24)
   Contents Section Ba: Collected biographies. Naturalists; Botanists (& plant collectors); Zoologists (& anatomists); Artists (& illustrators); Portraiture--Individual biographies (& bibliographies).
   Z7405.H6B75 1994 <SciRR>

Campbell-Culver, Maggie. The origin of plants: the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000. London, Headline, 2001. 260 p. col. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 249.
   QK306.C329 2001

Carty, Winthrop P., and Elizabeth Lee. The rhino man and other uncommon environmentalists. Washington, Seven Locks Press, 1992. 177 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 175-176.
   QH26.C28 1992

Catalogue of portraits of naturalists, mostly botanists, in the collections of the Hunt Institute, the Linnean Society of London, and the Conservatoire et jardin botaniques de la ville de Genève. Compiled by Michael T. Stieber, and others. Pittsburgh, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987+. 3 v.
   Contents: pt. 1. Group portraits.--pt. 2. Portraits of individuals, A-D.--pt. 3. Portraits of individuals, E-H.
   Pt. 3 compiled by Anita L. Karg and others.
   QK26.C38 1987

Charton, Barbara. A to Z of marine scientists. New York, Facts on File, 2003. 230 p. illus., ports. (Notable scientists) (Facts on File science library)
   Bibliography: p. 207-209.
   GC9.C48 2003 <SciRR>

Colmeiro, Miguel. La botánica y los botánicos de la península hispano-lusitana: estudios bibliográficos y biográficos. Madrid, Ollero & Ramos, 2000. 216 p. (Colección Reprint)
   Originally published: Madrid, M. Rivadeneyra, 1858.
   Z5358.S7C65 2000

Cullen, Katherine E. Marine science: the people behind the science. New York, Chelsea House, 2006. xviii, 174 p. illus., maps. (Pioneers in science)
   Bibliography: p. 165-170.
   GC30.A1C85 2006

Dayrat, Benoît. Les botanistes et la flore de France: trois siècles de découvertes. Paris, Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 2003. 690 p. illus. (some col.) (Archives (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (France)))
   Bibliography: p. 615-618.
   QK26.D39 2003

Dalil ulama al-bihar wa-marakiz al-biah al-bariyah bi-al-dwal al-arabiyah = Directory of marine scientists and marine environmental centres in the Arab states = Répertoire des océanographes et des centres d'étude du milieu marin dans les etats arabes. Selim Morcos and Mahmoud Kh. El-Sayed, editors. Nairobi, Kenya, Oceans and Coastal Areas Programme Activity Centre, United Nations Environment Programme, 1990. 213 p. (Regional seas. Directories and bibliographies, no. 34)
   GC10.D35 1990

Desmond, Ray. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists: including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. Rev. and completely updated ed. London, Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum, 1994. xl, 825 p.
   "Bibliography of works consulted": p. xxi-xxxviii.
   A subject index is divided into three sections: "Professions, etc.," "Plants," and "Countries, etc."
   QK26.D47 1994 <SciRR>

Directory of marine and freshwater scientists in Canada. Prepared by Secretariat, Canadian Committee on Oceanography. = Répertoire des experts des sciences de la mer et des eaux douces au Canada. Preparé par le Sécretariat, Comité canadien d'océanographie. Ottawa, Fisheries and Oceans, Scientific Information and Publications Branch = Pêches et océans, Direction de l'information et des publications scientifiques, 1989. 408 p.
   GC10.D55 1989

Evans, Howard Ensign. Pioneer naturalists: the discovery and naming of North American plants and animals. New York, H. Holt, 1993. 294 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 275-282.
   Includes a chapter on "Women in natural history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries" (p. 252-258) and a chronology, arranged by year of birth, of the naturalists discussed (p. 271-274).
   QH26.E77 1993 <SciRR>

Fishman, Gail. Journeys through paradise: pioneering naturalists in the Southeast. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2000. xv, 306 p. illus., maps.
   Bibliography: p. 291-297.
   QH26.F47 2000<

Graham, Kevin. Contemporary environmentalists. New York, Facts on File, 1996. 178 p. illus., ports. (Global profiles)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   GE55.G73 1996

Hoppe, Jürgen. Grandes exploradores en tierras de la Española. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, Grupo León Jimenez, 2001. 122 p. illus. (some col.)
   Bibliography: p. 121-122.
   QH26.H67 2001

Isely, Duane. One hundred and one botanists. Ames, Iowa State University Press, 1994. 351 p. ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QK26.I75 1994 <SciRR>

Keene, Ann T. Earthkeepers: observers and protectors of nature. New York, Oxford University Press, 1994. 222 p. illus. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) (Oxford profiles)
   Bibliography: p. 213-218.
   QH26.K43 1994

Lerner, Steve. Eco-pioneers: practical visionaries solving today's environmental problems. Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1997. 462 p. illus., plan, ports.
   Bibliographical references included in "Notes," p. 399-414.
   GE150.L47 1997

Life sciences before the twentieth century: biographical portraits. Everett Mendelsohn, editor. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. xiv, 211 p. illus. (Scribner science reference series, v. 3)
   Bibliography: p. 195-197.
   QH26.L52 2002 <SciRR>

Life sciences in the twentieth century: biographical portraits. Everett Mendelsohn, editor, Brian S. Baigrie, consulting editor. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001. 207 p. illus. (Scribner science reference series, v. 2)
   Bibliography: p. 195-196.
   QH26.L524 2001 <SciRR>

Lucas, Eileen. Naturalists, conservationists, and environmentalists. New York, Facts on File, 1994. 150 p. illus., ports. (American profiles)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH26.L83 1994

Martínez Tejero, Vicente. Naturalistas aragoneses: piedras, fósiles, plantas, insectos, peces, pájaros, ... Zaragoza, Ibercaja, 2005. 206 p. illus. (Biblioteca aragonesa de cultura, 35) (Publicació la Institución "Fernando el Católico," no. 2537)
   Bibliography: p. 183-192.
   QH26.M26 2005

Maslow, Jonathan Evan. Footsteps in the jungle: adventures in the scientific exploration of the American tropics. Chicago, Ivan R. Dee, 1996. 308 p. illus., maps, ports.
   Bibliography: p. 293-296.
   QH26.M27 1996

McKelvey, Susan Delano. Botanical exploration of the trans-Mississippi west, 1790-1850. Corvallis, Oregon State University Press, 1991. xl, 1144 p. col. maps. (Northwest reprints)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QK5.M3 1991

Mearns, Barbara, and Richard Mearns. Audubon to Xántus: the lives of those commemorated in North American bird names. London, San Diego, Academic Press, 1992. xix, 588 p. illus., maps, ports.
   Bibliography and notes: p. 513-550.
   An appendix with its own list of references provides short biographical sketches of a "miscellaneous selection of naturalists commemorated by well-known races or hybrids, by recently obsolete names, or by species that are only accidental visitors to the United States and Canada."
   QL26.M425 1992 <SciRR>

Musgrave, Toby, Chris Gardner, and Will Musgrave. The plant hunters: two hundred years of adventure and discovery around the world. London, Ward Lock; New York, distributed in the U. S. by Sterling Pub. Co., 1998.
224 p. illus. (some col.), col. maps.
   Bibliography: p. 218-220.
   QK21.G7M88 1998

The Naturalists' directory and almanac, international. Baltimore, World Natural History Publications, 1980+
   Latest ed. only in Science Reading Room.
   Q145.S4 <SciRR>

Nilsson, Karen. A wild flower by any other name: sketches of pioneer naturalists who named our western plants. Yosemite National Park, CA, Yosemite Association, 1994. 152 p. illus., ports.
   QK26.N67 1994

Notable women in the life sciences: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1996. 440 p. ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Appendix I: Scientists by field": p. 413-415.
   "Appendix II: Scientists by awards received": p. 417-424.
   QH26.N68 1996 <SciRR>

Nowak, Eugeniusz. Wissenschaftler in turbulenten Zeiten: Erinnerungen an Ornithologen, Naturschützer und andere Naturkundler. Schwerin, Stock & Stein, 2005. 432 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 407-417.
   QH26.N69 2005

O'Connor, W. J. British physiologists, 1885-1914: a biographical dictionary. Manchester, Eng., New York, Manchester University Press; New York, distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1991. xvii, 582 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QP25.O27 1990

Paiva, Melquíades Pinto. Os naturalistas e o Ceará. Fortaleza, CE, Brasil, Instituto do Ceará, 2002. 354 p. illus. (some col.), map.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH26.P34 2002

Persaud, T. V. N. A history of anatomy: the post-Vesalian era. Springfield, IL, Charles C Thomas, 1997. 357 p. illus., facsims., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 327-344.
   QM11.P475 1997 <SciRR>

The Renaissance and the scientific revolution: biographical portraits. Brian S. Baigrie, editor. New York, Charles Scribner, 2001. 210 p. illus. (Scribner science reference series, v. 1)
   Bibliography: p. 195-197.
   Q141.R36 2001 <SciRR>

Short, P. S. In pursuit of plants: experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2004. xvi, 351 p. col. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 335-344.
   QK26.S56 2004 <SciRR>

Shteir, Ann B. Cultivating women, cultivating science: Flora's daughters and botany in England, 1760 to 1860. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. 301 p. illus., facsims., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 271-291.
   QK21.G7S57 1996

Tiehm, Arnold. Nevada vascular plant types and their collectors. Bronx, New York Botanical Garden, 1996. 104 p. illus. (Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden, v. 77)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QK1.N525 vol. 77

Trupp, Philip Z. Sea of dreamers: travels with famous ocean explorers. Golden, CO, Fulcrum Pub., 1998. 214 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 205-206.
   GC65.T78 1998

U.S. ocean scientists & engineers ... directory. Washington, American Geophysical Union, 1987. 185 p.
   GC10.D57 1987

Vickery, Jim Dale. Wilderness visionaries: Leopold, Thoreau, Muir, Olson, Murie, Service, Marshall, Rutstrum. Minocqua, WI, NorthWord Press, 1994. 263 p. ports.
   Bibliography: p. 243-250.
   QH26.V53 1994

Voous, K. H. In de ban van vogels: geschiedenis van de beoefening van de ornithologie in Nederland in de twintigste eeuw. Tevens ornithologisch biographisch woordenboek. Utrecht, Scheffers, 1995. 605 p. illus., ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   A lengthy introduction on the development of ornithology in the Netherlands in the 20th century is followed by 550 biographical sketches and a list of the names arranged by date of birth.
   QL26.V66 1995

Wasserman, Elga. The door in the dream: conversations with eminent women in science. Washington, Joseph Henry Press, 2000. xiv, 254 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH26.W375 2000

Women in the biological sciences: a biobibliographic sourcebook. Edited by Louise S. Grinstein, Carol A. Biermann, and Rose K. Rose. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997. xxii, 609 p.
   Short essays for each of 655 women discuss her life and work and cite writings by and about her.
   Appendices list the women in chronological order and by place of birth, place of work, and field of scientific interest, and cite references in biographical dictionaries and other collections.
   QH26.W66 1997 <SciRR>

Yount, Lisa. A to Z of biologists. New York, Facts on File, 2003. 390 p. illus. (Notable scientists)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QH26.Y68 2003 <SciRR>


American chemists and chemical engineers. Wyndham D. Miles, editor. Washington, American Chemical Society, 1976 - < 1994 > 2 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Volume 2 edited by Wyndham D. Miles, Robert F. Gould; published Guilford, CT, Gould Books, 1994.
   QD21.A43 <SciRR>

Beyer, Lothar, and Rainer Behrends. De artes chemiae: Chemiker und Chemie an der Alma mater Lipsiensis: Kunstschätze, Buchbestände und Archivdokumente der Universität Leipzig und anderer Sammlungen. Leipzig, Passage-Verlag, 2003. 223 p. illus. (some col.)
   Bibliography: p. 194-205.
   QD21.B478 2003

Bibliography on the history of chemistry and chemical technology, 17th to the 19th century. Edited by Valentin Wehefritz, with the assistance of Zoltán Kováts. München, New Providence, K. G. Saur, 1994. 3 v. (1749 p.)
   Partial contents: v. 2. Persons (A-Leblanc).--v. 3. Persons (Lebon-Z).
   "Persons were included if they died after the year 1600, or were born before 1865." Provides references to journal articles as well as books.
   Z5521.B52 1994 <SciRR>

Bowden, Mary Ellen. Chemical achievers: the human face of the chemical sciences. Philadelphia, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1997. 180 p. illus., facsims., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 173-177.
   QD21.B67 1997

Chemistry, 1991-1995. Editor, Bo G. Malmström. Singapore, River Edge, NJ, World Scientific, 1997. 296 p. illus. (some col.) (Nobel lectures, including presentation speeches and laureates’ biographies)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See also Chemistry, 1981-1990 (QD39.C486 1992 <SciRR>) and Chemistry, 1971-1980 (QD39.C485 1993 <SciRR>)
   QD39.C4862 1997

Hargittai, István. Candid science III: more conversations with famous chemists. Edited by Magdolna Hargittai. London, Imperial College Press; River Edge, NJ, distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., 2003. 507 p. illus.
   See also Candid science: conversations with famous chemists (QD21.H294 2000).
   QD21.H295 2003

Macmillan encyclopedia of chemistry. Joseph J. Lagowski, editor in chief. New York, Macmillan Reference USA, 1997. 4 v. (lxxi, 1696 p.) illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Biographical entries are listed in the "Outline of Contents," v. 1, p. xvi-xvii.
   QD4.M33 1997 <SciRR>

Nobel laureates in chemistry, 1901-1992. Laylin K. James, editor. Washington, American Chemical Society and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1993. xvii, 798 p. ports. (History of modern chemical sciences)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Chronological arrangement with index.
   QD21.N63 1993 <SciRR>

The Nobel Prize winners: chemistry. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA, Salem Press, 1990. 3 v. (xiv, 1246, XVI p.) ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contents: v. 1. 1901-1937.--v. 2. 1938-1968.--v. 3. 1969-1989.
   QD35.N64 1990 <SciRR>

Oakes, Elizabeth H. A to Z of chemists. New York, Facts on File, 2002. 276 p. illus. (Notable scientists) (Facts on File science library)
   Bibliography: p. 259-261.
   QD21.O34 2002 <SciRR>

Pioneers in polymer science. Edited by Raymond B. Seymour. Dordrecht, Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989. 272 p. (Chemists and chemistry)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TP1119.AlP56 1989

Pötsch, Winfried R., Annelore Fischer, and Wolfgang Müller. Lexikon bedeutender Chemiker. Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1988. 469 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD21.P68 1988

Siemion, Ignacy Z. O chemikach polskich doby zaborów: szkice biograficzne. Wroclaw, Wydawn. Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego, 1995. 219 p. illus., facsims., ports. (Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, no. 1696)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   English summary: p. 218-219.
   QD21.S54 1995

Successful women in chemistry: corporate America's contribution to science. Amber S. Hinkle, editor, Jody A. Kocsis, editor; sponsored by the ACS Women Chemists Committee. Washington, American Chemical Society, distributed by Oxford University Press, 2005. xiv, 202 p. illus., ports. (ACS symposium series, 907)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QD21.S78 2005

Szabadváry, Ferenc, and others. A magyar vegyészet arcképcsarnoka. Várpalota, Magyar Vegyészeti Múzeum, 1970-1992. 3 v. illus. (v. 2-3, Magyar Vegyészeti Múzeum kiadványai, 22-23)
   Vols. 2-3 compiled by Bakos Miklós and others and edited by Kovács Gy. István.
   QD21.S96 1970

Tiggelen, Brigitte van. Chimie et chimistes de Belgique. Bruxelles, Labor, 2004. 176, xvi p. illus.
   QD21.T54 2004

Volkov, V. A., E. V. Vonskii, and G. I. Kuznetsova. Vydaiushchiesia khimiki mira: biograficheskii spravochnik. Moskva, "Vysshaia shkola," 1991. 655 p. illus.
    Bibliography: p. 629-643.
   Includes a chronology of the most important events and discoveries in chemistry (p. 532-628).
   QD21.V65 1991

Women in chemistry and physics: a biobibliographic sourcebook. Edited by Louise S. Grinstein, Rose K. Rose, and Miriam H. Rafailovich. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1993. xix, 721 p.
   Short essays for each of 75 women which discuss her life and work and cite writings by and about her.
   Appendices list the women in chronological order and by place of birth, place of work, and field of scientific interest, and cite references in biographical dictionaries and other collections.
   QD21.W62 1993 <SciRR>

World directory of crystallographers and of other scientists employing crystallographic methods. 9th ed. General editor, T. Epelboin. Dordrecht, Boston, Published for the International Union of Crystallography by Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995. 296 p.
   Arrangement is by country, with a name index.
   QD903.5.W6 1995 <SciRR>


Aaseng, Nathan. American dinosaur hunters. Springfield, NJ, Enslow Publishers, 1996. 112 p. illus., ports. (Collective biographies)
   Bibliography: p. 109.
   QE707.A2A27 1996

American Institute of Professional Geologists. A history of AIPG, 1963-2003. Westminster, CO, American Institute of Professional Geologists, 2004. 390 p. illus.
   QE13.U6A44 2004

Butorina, L. A. Geologi--issledovateli Il'men. Ekaterinburg, Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk, Ural'skoe otdelenie, Il'menskii gos. zapovednik, 2004. 129 p. illus., ports.
   QE21.B88 2004

Carruthers, Margaret W., and Susan Clinton. Pioneers of geology: discovering Earth's secrets. New York, F. Watts, 2001. 143 p. illus., maps. (Lives in science)
   Bibliography: p. 135-139.
   James Hutton, Charles Lyell, G. K. Gilbert, Alfred Wegener, Harry Hess, and Gene Shoemaker.
   QE21.C37 2001

Clinton, Susan. Reading between the bones: the pioneers of dinosaur paleontology. New York, F. Watts, 1997.
128 p. illus. (Lives in science)
   Bibliography: p. 121-123.
   QE707.A2C57 1997

Gates, Alexander E. A to Z of earth scientists. New York, Facts on File, 2002. xv, 336 p. illus. (Notable scientists)
   Bibliography: p. 322-324.
   2005 ed. not in LC.
   QE21.G38 2002 <SciRR>

Geography and exploration: biographical portraits. Barry M. Gough, editor. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002. xx, 224 p. illus., maps. (The Scribner science reference series, v. 4)
   Bibliography: p. 205-208.
   G200.G43 2002 <SciRR>

Geologi Samarskoi oblasti. Samara, "Pechatnyi dvor KP", 2000. 658 p. illus.
   QE21.G44 2000

Geological Society of Washington. Biographies of founders and other members. In its Centennial history of the Geological Society of Washington, 1893-1993. Edited by Eugene C. Robertson. Washington, Geological Society of Washington, 1993. p. 35-116. ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QE1.G4888 1993 <SciRR>

Proud heritage: people and progress in early Canadian geoscience. Edited by R. W. Macqueen. St. John's, NL, Geological Association of Canada, 2004. xxxiv, 217 p. illus. (Geoscience Canada reprint series, 8)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QE21.P76 2004

Rapoport, M. S., V. IA. Komarskii, and V. V. Filatov. Tvortsy ural'skoi geologii. Ekaterinburg, Kom-t prirodnykh resursov po Sverdlovskoi oblasti, 2000. 219 p. illus.
   QE21.R37 2000

Remizovskii, V. I. Neft' Sakhalina v sud'bakh: sbornik dokumental'nykh biograficheskikh ocherkov. Khabarovsk, Dal'nevostochnaia narodnaia akademiia nauk, Priamurskaia geograficheskoe ob-vo, 2001. v. <1 > illus. (Seriia istoriia neftianogo Sakhalina, no. 5)
   QE21.R456 2001

Remizovskii, V. I. Okhintsy 20-kh-60-kh godov. Khabarovsk, RIO DVGNB, 2001. 136 p. illus., ports. (Seriia istoriia neftianogo Sakhalina, no. 3)
   "Kratkie biograficheskie svedeniia o geologakh, geofizikakh i neftianikakh Severnogo Sakhalina."
   QE21.R4565 2001

Sarjeant, William Antony S. Geologists and the history of geology: an international bibliography from the origins to 1978. Supplement 2, 1985-1993, and additions. Malabar, FL, Krieger Pub. Co., 1996. 3 v. (xxxiv, 2317 p.)
   Contents: v. 1. Bibliography.--v. 2. Bibliography and index.--v. 3. Index.
   The two supplements include, as appendices, indexes of women geologists.
   See also Geologists and the history of geology: an international bibliography from the origins to 1978, 1980 (Z6031.S28 <SciRR>); and Supplement, 1979-1984 and additions, 1987 (Z6031.S28 Suppl. <SciRR>).
   Z6031.S28 Suppl. 2 <SciRR>

Seibold, Ilse. Die Geologen und die Künste. Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2001. 154 p. illus. (some col.) (Kleine Senckenberg-Reihe, 39)
   Bibliography: p. 151-154.
   "Mit 76 Abbilddungen."
   N8356.G46S45 2001

Solov'ev, IU. IA., Z. A. Bessudnova, and L. T. Przhedetskaia. Otechestvennye deistvitel'nye i pochetnye chleny Rossiiskoi akademii nauk XVIII-XX vv.: geologiia i gornye nauki. Moskva, Nauchnyi mir, 2000. 548 p. ports.
   Bibliography: p. 523-537.
   Summary and table of contents also in English
   QE21.S65 2000


Bagni, Giorgio Tomaso. Matematici. Treviso, Antilia, 2000. 251 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 247-251.
   QA21.B16 2000

Biographical dictionary of mathematicians. Reference biographies from the Dictionary of scientific biography. New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1991. 4 v. (2696 p.)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Reprints essays from the 14-volume Dictionary of scientific biography and its two supplements.
   Provides a list of mathematicians by field and a chronology.
   QA28.B534 1991 <SciRR>

Biographical encyclopedia of mathematicians. Editor, Donald R. Franceschetti. New York, Marshall Cavendish, 1999. 2 v. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA28.B544 1999 <SciRR>

Chronologie der Naturwissenschaften: der Weg der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften von den Anfängen in das 21. Jahrhundert. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, herausgegeben von Karl-Heinz Schlote. Frankfurt am Main, H. Deutsch, 2002. 1258 p.
   Bibliography: p. 951-986.
   Q125.C47 2002 <SciRR>

Complexities: women in mathematics. Edited by Bettye Anne Case, Anne M. Leggett. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2005. xix, 412 p., 22 p. of plates. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA27.5.C66 2005

Creators of mathematics: the Irish connection. Edited by Ken Houston. Dublin, University College Dublin Press, 2000. 150 p. ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA28.C74 2000

Donnini, Alfredo. La matematica come fatto culturale: il Medioevo e i francescani. S. Maria degli Angeli, Assisi (Pg), Edizioni Porziuncola, 2004. 224 p
   Bibliography: p. 207-210.
   QA28.D66 2004

From Newton to Hawking: a history of Cambridge University's Lucasian professors of mathematics. Edited by Kevin C. Knox, Richard Noakes. Cambridge, UK, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003. xxiv, 486 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA28.F76 2003

Halmos, Paul R. I have a photographic memory. Providence, RI, American Mathematical Society, 1987. 326 p. illus. ports.
   Mostly snapshots of many mathematicians taken over a period of more than 35 years. Brief texts accompany the pictures, and there is a name index.
   QA28.H345 1987

Henderson, Harry. Modern mathematicians. New York, Facts on File, 1996. xvi, 139 p. illus., ports. (Global profiles)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "This book presents the lives of 13 people who made a variety of important contributions to modern mathematics."
   QA28.H46 1996 <SciRR>

Hollingdale, S. H. Makers of mathematics. London, New York, Penguin Books, 1989. 433 p.
   Bibliography: p. 421-423.
   2006 Dover Publications ed. not yet in LC.
   QA21.H74 1989

James, I. M. Remarkable mathematicians: from Euler to von Neumann. Washington, Mathematical Association of America; Cambridge, UK, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2002. xiv, 433 p. illus. (Spectrum series)
   Bibliography: p. 423-428.
   QA28.J36 2002

Kenschaft, Patricia C. Change is possible: stories of women and minorities in mathematics. Providence, RI, American Mathematical Society, 2005. 212 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA10.5.K46 2005

Leading personalities in statistical sciences: from the 17th century to the present. Edited by Norman L. Johnson and Samuel Kotz. New York, J. Wiley, 1997. xxiii, 399 p. ports. (Wiley series in probability and mathematical statistics. Probability and mathematical statistics)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   A table listing milestones in the history of statistics to 1917 appears on p. xix-xxi, with a supplement covering the years 1930-89 on p. xxii.
   Provides name and subject indexes.
   QA276.156L43 1997 <SciRR>

La Matematica in Italia (1800-1950). A cura di Enrico Giusti, Luigi Pepe. Firenze, Polistampa, 2001. 182 p. illus. (some col.)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA27.I8M368 2001

Mathematical sciences, who's who. Edited by B. K. Dass. New Delhi, Taru Publications and Academic Forum, 2004. 165 p. illus.
   Continues: Mathematics, who's who, 1984.
   QA28.M379 2004

Mathematicians and computer wizards. Detroit, Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. 426 p. ports. (Macmillan profiles)
   Bibliography: p. 381-407.
   QA28.M377 2001 <SciRR>

McClure, Judy. Theoreticians and builders: mathematicians, physical scientists, inventors. Austin, Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000. 80 p. illus. (Remarkable women)
   Q141.M3575 2000

McElroy, Tucker. A to Z of mathematicians. New York, Facts On File, 2005. 308 p. illus. (Notable scientists)
   Bibliography: p. 273-289.
   QA28.M395 2005 <SciRR>

More mathematical people: contemporary conversations. Edited by Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Constance Reid. San Diego, Academic Press, 1994. xviii, 375 p. illus.
   Originally published: Boston, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.
   Interviews with 18 mathematicians are preceded by Martin Gardner’s introduction (p. xi-xv) and a short essay by Constance Reid, "Becoming a mathematician" (p. xvii-xviii).
   QA28.M67 1994 <SciRR>

Muir, Jane. Of men and numbers: the story of the great mathematicians. New York, Dover Publications, 1996.
249 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 241-242.
   Reprint of a work first published in 1961 by Dodd, Mead in New York.
   QA28.M8 1996 <SciRR>

Nomdedeu Moreno, Xaro. Mujeres, manzanas y matemáticas: entretejidas. Madrid, Nivola Libros Ediciones, 2000. 184 p. illus. (La matemática en sus personajes, 7)
   Bibliography: p. 183-184.
   QA27.5.N66 2000

Notable mathematicians: from ancient times to the present. Robyn V. Young, editor. Detroit, Gale, 1998. xxi,
612 p. ports.
   Bibliography: p. 579-583.
   Includes a timeline, "Milestones in the history of mathematics" (p. 529-564), and lists winners of "Selected mathematics awards and prizes" (p. 565-577). There are also indexes for fields of specialization, gender, nationality/ethnicity, and subjects.
   QA28.N66 1998 <SciRR>

Notable women in mathematics: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1998. xv, 302 p. ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Appendix I: Dates of birth": p. 283-284.
   "Appendix II: Countries of employment and origin": p. 285-287.
   QA28.N68 1998 <SciRR>

Russian mathematicians in the 20th century. Editor, Yakov Sinai. Singapore, River Edge, NJ, World Scientific, 2003. 700 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Biographies in English, some articles in Russian.
   QA28.R87 2003

Statisticians of the centuries. C. C. Heyde, E. Seneta, editors; P. Crépel, S. E. Fienberg, J. Gani, associate editors. New York, Springer, 2001. 500 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA276.156.S73 2001

Wolf prize in mathematics. Edited by S. S. Chern and F. Hirzebruch. Singapore, River Edge, NJ, World Scientific, 2000-2001. 2 v. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QA28.W65 2000


Académie nationale de médecine, Paris (France). Index biographique des membres, des associés et des correspondants de l’Académie de médecine, 1820-1990. 4 éd. Paris, Académie de médecine, 1991. xix, 289 p.
   Among the lists supplementing the biographical sketches is a "Liste des éloges et notices parus dans les Mémoires et le Bulletin de l’Académie de médecine."
   R45.A252 1991

Accardo, Pasquale J. The medical almanac: a calendar of dates of significance to the profession of medicine, including fascinating illustrations, medical milestones, dates of birth and death of notable physicians, brief biographical sketches, quotations, and assorted medical curiosities and trivia. Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, 1992. 247 p. illus., facsims., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 227.
   R104.A33 1992 <SciRR>

Album chirurgów polskich. Pod red. Witolda Rudowskiego i Andrzeja Sródki. Wroclaw, Zaklad Narodowy im. Ossolinskich, 1990. 344 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 312-340.
   RD27.34.A43 1990

American nursing: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Vern L. Bullough, Olga Maranjian Church, and Alice P. Stein. New York, Garland, 1988-2000. 3 v. illus. (Garland reference library of social science, vol. 368, 684)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Volumes include bibliographies and provide indexes by decade of birth, first nursing school attended, area of special interest or accomplishment, and state and country of birth.
   Vol. 2 edited by Vern L. Bullough, Lilli Sentz, and Alice P. Stein.
   Vol. 3 edited by Vern L. Bullough, and Lilli Sentz, and published by Springer.
   RT34.A44 1988 <SciRR>

American Psychiatric Association. Biographical directory, fellows and members, as of January, 1989. Washington, American Psychiatric Press, 1989. xxiv, 1943 p.
   Published as American Psychiatric Association. Biographical directory of fellows & members of the American Psychiatric Association, 1940+ (title varies).
   RC326.A56 1989 <SciRR>

Beighton, Peter, and Greta Beighton. The person behind the syndrome. London, New York, Springer, 1997. xix, 231 p. ports.
   Bibliography: p. xix.
   A companion volume to The man behind the syndrome, 1986.
   R134.B45 1997 <SciRR>

Bendiner, Jessica, and Elmer Bendiner. Biographical dictionary of medicine. New York, Facts on File, 1990. 284 p.
   Bibliography: p. 271.
   Includes a chronology (p. 263-269).
   R134.B455 1990 <SciRR>

A Century of black surgeons: the U.S.A. experience. Edited by Claude H. Organ, Jr., and Margaret M. Kosiba. Norman, OK, Transcript Press, 1987. 2 v. (xx, 973 p.) illus., facisms., ports.
   Bibliography: v. 2, p. 943-946.
   RD27.34.C46 1987

Cleaveland, Clif. Healers & heroes: ordinary people in extraordinary times. Philadelphia, American College of Physicians, 2004. 180 p. illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   R134.C54 2004

Davenport, Horace Willard. University of Michigan surgeons, 1850-1970: who they were and what they did. Ann Arbor, Historical Center for the Health Sciences, University of Michigan, 1993. 228 p. illus., ports. (Historical Center for the Health Sciences monographs, no. 3)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   RD27.34.D38 1993

Davis, Althea T. Early Black American leaders in nursing: architects for integration and equality. Boston, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1999. 243 p. illus. (National League for Nursing series)
   Bibliography: p. 175-187.
   RT83.5.D38 1999

Dictionary of medical biography. Edited by W. F. Bynum and Helen Bynum. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2007. 5 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   R134.D57 2007 <SciRR>

Doctors, nurses, and medical practitioners: a bio-bibliographical sourcebook. Edited by Lois N. Magner. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997. 371 p.
   Short essays for each of 56 individuals discuss his or her life and work and cite writings by and about them.
   Appendices list the names by occupation and special interest, by year of birth, and by place of birth. There is also a separate list of women practitioners.
   R153.D63 1997 <SciRR>

Durrett, Deanne. Healers. New York, Facts on File, 1997. 131 p. illus., ports. (American Indian lives)
   Bibliography: p. 115-124.
   R696.D87 1997

Epps, Charles H., Davis G. Johnson, and Audrey L. Vaughan. African-American medical pioneers. Rockville, MD, Betz Pub. Co., 1994. xvi, 254 p. ports.
   Bibliography: p. 231-232.
   R695.E67 1994 <SciRR>

Fenster, J. M. Mavericks, miracles, and medicine: the pioneers who risked their lives to bring medicine into the modern age. New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. xv, 304 p. illus., ports.
    Bibliography: p. 283-298.
   "The companion to The History Channel series Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine."
   R134.5.F46 2003

Garrison, Nancy Scripture. With courage and delicacy: Civil War on the Peninsula: women and the U. S. Sanitary Commission. Cambridge, MA, Da Capo Press, 2003. 242 p. illus., maps.
   Bibliography: p. 229-236.
   Originally published: Mason City, IA, Savas Pub., 1999.
   E473.6.G37 2003

Getreu dem Eid des Hippokrates: Österreichs grosse Ärzte. Hrsg. von Gerd Holler. Wien, Amalthea, 1990. 333 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 333.
   Essays reprinted from volumes of the Neue Österreichische Biographie.
   R502.A1G48 1990

Hargittai, István. Candid science II: conversations with famous biomedical scientists. Edited by Magdolna Hargittai. London, Imperial College Press; River Edge, NJ, distributed by World Scientific Pub., 2002. 604 p. illus., ports.
   QP511.7.H37 2002

Hayden, Robert C. 11 African American doctors. Rev. and expanded ed. Frederick, MD, Twenty-First Century Books, 1992. 206 p. ports. (Achievers: African Americans in science and technology)
   R695.H39 1992

Heritage of leadership: Army Nurse Corps biographies. Edited by Dorothy B. Pocklington. Ellicott City, MD, ALDOT; Washington, distributed by Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, 2004. 188 p. col. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 175-183.
   UH493.H47 2004

Houser, Beth, and Kathy Player. Pivotal moments in nursing: leaders who changed the path of a profession. Indianapolis, IN, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2004. xvii, 286 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 275.
   Loretta C. Ford -- Shirley Sears Chater -- Joyce C. Clifford -- Luther Christman -- Vernice D. Ferguson -- Ada Sue Hinshaw -- Faye Glenn Abdellah -- Sue Karen Donaldson -- Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles -- Rheba de Tornyay -- Claire Fagin -- Linda H. Aiken.
   See also Pivotal moments in nursing: leaders who changed the path of a profession, volume II, 2007 (not yet in LC).
   RT34.H68 2004

Journal of medical biography. v. 1+ Feb. 1993+ London, Royal Society of Medicine. illus., ports.

Kagan, Solomon R. Jewish medicine. Boston, Medico-historical Press, 1952. 575 p. ports.

Kirchfeld, Friedhelm, and Wade Boyle. Nature doctors: pioneers in naturopathic medicine. 2nd ed. Portland, OR, NCNM Press, 2005. 351 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 313-335.
   RZ439.5.K56 2005

Kuhn, Betsy. Angels of mercy: the Army nurses of World War II. New York, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999. 114 p. illus., maps.
   Bibliography: p. 106-108.
   Relates the experiences of World War II Army nurses who brought medical skills, courage, and cheer to hospitals throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific.
   D807.U6K84 1999

Mattson, James, and Merrill Simon. The pioneers of NMR and magnetic resonance in medicine: the story of MRI. Ramat Gan, Israel, Bar-Ilan University Press; Jericho, NY, Published in the U.S.A. by Dean Books Co., 1996. xxxi, 838 p., 64 p. of plates. illus., ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Isidor I. Rabi, Norman E. Ramsey, Edward M. Purcell, Felix Bloch, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Erwin L. Hahn, Richard R. Ernst, Raymond V. Damadian, and Paul C. Lauterbur.
   "Professionals in mathematics, science and medicine who emigrated to the United States from Europe between 1930 and 1941," p. 739-742.
   RC78.7.N83M366 1996

Medical sciences international who’s who. 6th ed. Harlow, Essex, Longman Group; New York, Stockton Press, 1994. 1235 p.
   "... contains details of over 10,300 senior medical and biomedical scientists from 98 countries." A country and subject index (p. 1211-1235) lists names under professional fields for each of the countries included.
   R134.I57 1994 <SciRR>

Morel, Pierre. Dictionnaire biographique de la psychiatrie. Le Plessis-Robinson, Synthélabo, 1996. 254 p. (Collection Les empêcheurs de penser en rond)
   Bibliography: p. 253-254.
   RC438.5.M67 1996<

Morton, Leslie T., and Robert J. Moore. A bibliography of medical and bio-medical biography. 3rd ed. Aldershot, Hants, England; Brookfield, VT, Ashgate, 2005. 425 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Z6660.5.M67 2005 <SciRR>

Nobel laureates in medicine or physiology: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Daniel M. Fox, Marcia Meldrum, and Ira Rezak. New York, Garland Pub., 1990. xviii, 595 p. (Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 852)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Alphabetical arrangement with a chronological listing (through 1989) on p. xi-xv.
   R134.N63 1990 <SciRR>

The Nobel Prize winners: physiology or medicine. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA, Salem Press, 1991. 3 v. (xv, 1597, xv p.) ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contents: v. 1. 1901-1944.--v. 2. 1944-1969.--v. 3. 1969-1990.
   R134.N633 1991 <SciRR>

Nobelstiftelsen. Physiology or medicine. Amsterdam, New York, Published for the Nobel Foundation by Elsevier Pub. Co., 1964-<2003 > v. <1-4, 6-8 > illus. (Nobel lectures, including presentation speeches and laureates' biographies)
   Vol. 7 published: Singapore, New Jersey, World Scientific, 1997.
   Vol. 8 published: New Jersey, World Scientific, 2003.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contents: v. 1. 1901-1921. --v. 2. 1922-1941. --v. 3. 1942-1962. --v. 4. 1963-1970. --v. 6. 1981-1990. --v. 7. 1991-1995. --v. 8. 1996-2000.
   Volume 5, 1971-1980, not in LC.
   R111.N58 <SciRR>

Oehme, Johannes. Pioniere der Kinderheilkunde. Hrsg. von Wilhelm Kosenow. Lübeck, Hansisches Verlagskontor, 1993. 96 p. illus., facsims., ports. (Themen der Kinderheilkunde, Bd. 7)
   Bibliography: p. 6.
   RJ43.A1O45 1993

Perrone, Bobette, H. Henrietta Stockel, and Victoria Krueger. Medicine women, curanderas, and women doctors. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. xix, 252 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 239-244.
   R692.P47 1989

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Portraits, paintings & busts in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. By Alastair H. B. Masson. Edinburgh, The College, 1995. xxi, 244 p. illus. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
   Bibliography: p. 233-234.
   RD27.34.R69 1995

Who’s who in American nursing. 6th ed. 1996-1997. New Providence, NJ, Marquis Who’s Who, 1995. xvi, 806 p.
   Ceased with 6th ed., 1996-1997.
   RT25.U5W482 6th ed. <SciRR Desk>

Wood, Matthew. Vitalism: the history of herbalism, homeopathy, and flower essences. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2000. xv, 215 p. illus.
   Bibliography: p. 205-212.
   Rev. ed. of: The magical staff. 1992.
   RX61.W66 2000


Boorse, Henry A., Lloyd Motz, and Jefferson Hane Weaver. The atomic scientists: a biographical history. New York, Wiley, 1989. 472 p. illus. (Wiley science editions)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC773.B66 1989 <SciRR>

Brennan, Richard P. Heisenberg probably slept here: the lives, times, and ideas of the great physicists of the 20th century. New York, J. Wiley, 1997. 274 p. illus., ports.
   Bibliography: p. 265-267.
   Biographies of eight physicists are preceded by an introduction, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," and followed by an epilogue, "The Why of Physics."
   QC15.B74 1997 <SciRR>

Energy & nuclear sciences international who’s who. 5th ed. Harlow, Essex, Longman Group; New York, Stockton Press, 1994. 410 p.
   Country and subject index: p. 399-410.
   TJ163.45.I58 1994 <SciRR Desk>

Die Grossen Physiker. Hrsg. von Karl von Meÿenn. München, C. H. Beck, 1997. 2 v. illus., facsims., ports.
   Bibliography: v. 1, p. 480-536; v. 2, p. 452-499.
   Contents: v. 1. Von Aristoteles bis Kelvin.--v. 2. Von Maxwell bis Gell-Mann.
   QC15.G76 1997

Hargittai, Magdolna, and István Hargittai. Candid science IV: conversations with famous physicists. London, Imperial College Press; River Edge, NJ, distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., 2004. xvi, 711 p. illus., ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC15.H295 2004 <SciRR>

Herzenberg, Caroline L., and Ruth H. Howes. Women of the Manhattan Project. Technology review, v. 96, Nov./Dec. 1993: 32-40. ports.
   Includes a box, "Trying Times at Oak Ridge and Beyond," by Beth Horning.
   T171.M47, v. 96

Macmillan encyclopedia of physics. John S. Rigden, editor in chief. New York, Simon & Schuster Macmillan Reference USA, 1996. 4 v. (lxxx, 1881 p.) illus.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Biographical entries are listed in the "Reader's Guide," v. 1, p. ix-x.
   QC5.M15 1996 <SciRR>

Niels Bohr Library. Guide to the archival collections in the Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics. College Park, MD, American Institute of Physics, 1994. xix, 574 p. illus., ports. (International catalog of sources for history of physics and allied sciences, report no. 7)
   Includes descriptions of collections of the papers of individual scientists, manuscript biographies, and oral history interviews. There is an exhaustive index.
   QC7.N48 1994 <SciRR>

The Nobel Prize winners: physics. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA, Salem Press, 1989. 3 v. (xl, 1364,
xix p.) ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Contents: v. 1. 1901-1937. --v. 2. 1938-1967. --v. 3. 1968-1988.
   QC25.N63 1989 <SciRR>

Notable women in the physical sciences: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer. Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1997. 479 p. ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   "Appendix I: Scientists by profession": p. 445-447.
   "Appendix II: Scientists by honors and awards received": p. 449-459.
   Q141.N734 1997 <SciRR>

Physics, 1991-1995. Editor, Gösta Ekspong. Singapore, River Edge, NJ, World Scientific, 1997. 221 p. illus., ports. (Nobel lectures, including presentation speeches and laureates’ biographies)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   See also Physics, 1971-1980 (QC71.P455 1992 <SciRR>) and Physics, 1981-1990 (QC6.2.P47 1993 <SciRR>).
   QC6.2.P47 1997 <SciRR>

Physiker und Astronomen in Frankfurt. Hrsg. im Auftrag des Fachbereichs Physik der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main von Klaus Bethge, Horst Klein. Frankfurt/Neuwied, A. Metzner, 1989. 237 p. illus., ports.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC15.P49 1989

Serafini, Anthony. Legends in their own time: a century of American physical scientists. New York, Plenum Press, 1993. xv, 361 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC15.S437 1993

Staar, Gyula. Megszállotak: öt magyar fizikus. Budapest, Typotex, 1991. 192 p. illus., ports.
   QC15.S73 1991



Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature of a biographical nature are listed below. Please consult a reference librarian for the location and formation of abstracting and indexing services in the Science Reading Room.

America, History and Life (1964- )
   Z1236.A48, Z1236.A484, Z1236.A485, Z1236.A486, Z1236.A488 and Z1236.A487 <MRR Alc> and Electronic Format

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913- )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts (1969- )
   Z5153.A862 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

Bibliography and Index of Geology (1933- )
   Z6031.G4 <SciRR> and Electronic Format

Bibliography of Agriculture (1942- )
   Z5073.U572 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

Biography and Genealogy Master Index (1975- )
   Z5305.U5B57 <MRR Biog> <BRS Biog> and Electronic format

Biography Index (1946- )
   Z5301.B5 <MRR Biog> <BRS Biog> and Electronic format

Biological Abstracts (1926- )
   QH301.B37 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

Biological and Agricultural Index (1916- )
   Z5073.A46 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

Chemical Abstracts (1907- )
   QD1.A51 <SciRR A&I>

Current Biography (1940- )
   CT100.C8 <MRR Biog><BRS Biog> and Electronic Format

Engineering Index (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

General Science Index (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 and Electronic Format

Historical Abstracts (1955- )
   D299.H5, D299.H512, and D299.H513 <MRR> and Electronic Format

Mathematical Reviews (1940- )
   QA1.M76 <SciRR A&I> and Electronic Format

New York Times Index (1913- )
   AI21.N44 and AI21.N45 <MRR>

Physics Abstracts (1898- )
   Q1.S3 <SciRR> and QC1.P46 <SciRR> and Electronic Format

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R48 <BRS> and Electronic Format

Wellcome Bibliography for the History of Medicine (2000- )
   Electronic format
   Continues Current Work in the History of Medicine (1954-1999) R131.A1C8

The following electronic resources may only be available at a large public or academic library. The Library of Congress has subscriptions to these resources which are available to on-site researchers at the Library of Congress. Some titles may be available exclusively in electronic format, while others have components which are represented in book or microfiche formats. Consult a reference librarian for the location and format of abstracting and indexing services in the Science Reading Room.

African American Biographical Database
   Electronic Format
   Includes Chadwyck-Healey's Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950, obituary files, slave narrative collections, photographs, illustrations, and other sources

American National Biography
   CT213.A68 1999 <MRR Biog> and Electronic format
   Portraits of more than 17,4000 men and women from all areas and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation.

Biography Resource Center
   Electronic format
   Database of biographical information on more than 150,000 individuals from all parts of the world. The information is taken from standard biographical resources, many of which are also available in print format in the Library.

Chambers Reference Online
   CT103.C4 <MRR Biog> and Electronic format
   Contains Chambers Biographical Dictionary (1997 ed. with amendments)

German Biography
   Electronic format
   Elektronische Allgemeine deutsche Biographie (E-ADB and E-NDB) is a database for German biographies.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences I, II III, and Health & General Science
   Electronic format
   JSTOR is a collection of full-text, keyword-searchable academic journals dating back to the late 17th century.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
   DA28.O95 2004 <MRR Biog> and Electronic format
   An illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped Britain's past

Proquest Historical Newspapers
   Electronic format

World Biographical Information System
   Electronic format
   Current component indexes and archives include the following, with more added yearly: American Biographical Archive (ABA Series I and II); Biographical Archive (ABEP Series I and II); Biographical Archive of the Benelux Countries/Archives biographiques des pays du Benelux (BAB I); British Biographical Archive (BBA Series I and II); Archives biographiques françaises /French Biographical Archive (ABF Series I and II); Deutsches biographisches Archiv /German Biographical Archive (DBA Series I and II); Archivio biografico italiano/Italian Biographical Archive (ABI Series I and II); Russisches biographisches Archiv/Russian Biographical Archive (RBA); Scandinavian Biographical Archive (SBA I); and Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica/Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Archive (ABEP Series I and II).

Xreferplus: Biography
   Electronic format
   Component sources include Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, Debrett's People of Today, Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography, Penguin Biographical Dictionary of Women, Who's Who 2003, Who's Who in Ancient Egypt, Who's Who in Christianity, Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History, and Who's Who in The Roman World.



Journals that often contain biographical articles on scientists, or bibliographic listings of relevant books and articles, include:

Agricultural History S1.A16
American Heritage of Invention & Technology T1.A455
American Scientist LJ85.S502
British Journal for the History of Science Q125.B77
Bulletin of the History of Medicine R11.B93
Historia Mathematica QA21.H54
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences QC7.H69
History of Science Q125.H63
History of Technology T14.7.H57
Industrial Archaeology T37.I5
Isis Q1.I7
Journal of Chemical Education QD1.J93
Journal of Medical Biography R134.K33
Journal of the History of Ideas B1.J75
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences R131.A1J6
National Academy of Sciences. Biographical Memoirs Q141.N2
Osiris Q1.O7
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Q11.P5
Science Q1.S35
Scientific American T1.S5
Scientific Monthly Q1.S817
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Q125.S94



The Internet offers a growing number of sources that provide information on scientists in virtually every scientific discipline. Use your favorite search engine and the name of the individual or terms such as those provided in the section on subject headings at the beginning of this compilation. Some Internet addresses that may be of interest include:

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

The Bruce Medalists (astronomy)

Chemical Heritage Foundation: Chemical Achievers
   Contains biographical, scientific, and pictorial material about famous chemists.

History of Astronomy: Persons
   See also “Finding List of Obituaries of Astronomers (1900-1997) and list of other sources.

The History of Chemistry

History of Geology Resources on the Web: a Selection by the History of Geology Group (HOGG)
   Includes links to geological organizations and online biographies of earth scientists.

The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

Natural History and Biology in the Nineteenth Century: A Bibliography

List of Prizes Named After People

Science Subject Guide: Biography, History of Science
   URL: //

Scripps Institute of Oceanography Archives

WWW Virtual Library: Chemistry


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