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A to Z of STS Scientists
  • Format
  • Authored by: Elizabeth H. Oakes
  • From the Series: Notable Scientists
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816046069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4606-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2002
  • Dewey Number: 509.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 384


This is a comprehensive one-volume A-to-Z reference of past and present scientists who have contributed significantly to the new and growing field known as Science, Technology, and Society (STS). Those profiled include chemists, physicists, biologists, engineers, and mathematicians. The common element shared by these noted individuals is the way in which their scientific work was shaped by social setting.

Designed for high school through early college students, this is an ideal reference of notable male and female scientists from antiquity to the present. The book contains approximately 200 entries and 62 black-and-white photographs.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth H. Oakes is president of Elizabeth H. Oakes, Inc., a freelance writing and editorial services company. Formerly the managing editor of Eastern Washington University Press, Oakes has worked as a freelance writer and editor for more than a decade, specializing in reference and educational materials. She is the author of more than 15 books, including Facts On File's Resources for People with Disabilities: A National Directory, Encyclopedia of World Scientists, and the International Encyclopedia of Women Scientists.

Reviews and Awards

"...recommended for the science reference collections of high school, public, and undergraduate libraries. The interesting, easy to read biographies and the wide range of scientific achievements of the profiled individuals make this title a useful complement to the existing scientific biography reference sources in a library's collection."

"...a useful reference source...The writing is clear and nontechnical...This title will be a useful addition to science biographical collections of both smaller and larger high-school, academic, and public libraries."

"Oakes's book presents readable biographies..."

"...a major strength of this book is that it is a good read. [Oakes] provides a short biography of each selection, and the variety of backgrounds from which these outstanding people sprang is fascinating."
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