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Title:
The Great scientists
Author:
Magill, Frank N. (Frank Northen), 1907-1997.
Publication Information:
Danbury, Conn. : Grolier Educational Corp., 1989.
Physical Description:
12 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
1. A-Bant Abano-Banting -- 2. Barnard-Bridgman -- 3. Brindley-Dvy -- 4. Dedekind-Fracastoro -- 5. Franklin-Hahn -- 6. Halley-Kepler -- 7. Keynes-Lucretius -- 8. Lumière-Morton -- 9. Muller-Planck -- 10. Pliny-Siemens -- 11. Skinner-Urey -- 12. Vavilov-Zworykin.
ISBN:
9780717271344
Format :
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Summary

Summary

The set is the same format as Magill's Salem Press publications--a comfortable octavo. The substance is familiar: the scientist (in alphabetical order), an illustration, and a 2,000 word description giving vital statistics, areas of fame, and a biography of his/her early life, the major phase of creativity, impact upon later work, a bibliography. The difference is in publisher and distribution: Grolier. It cannot be doubted that more sets will sell with Grolier's army of sellers promoting it. We are somewhat reserved because Grolier passed us to and fro many times in order to find someone knowing that this was their title. The other major fault is that a 10" shelf of books does not need 2 1/2 " of binding board (each volume is about 3/4 " thick; Salem Press would have put this set in five volumes at, maybe, $300.00). Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)