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Portraits of Great American Scientists

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Publisher Comments:

Leon M. LedermanNobel Laureate (Batavia, IL) is the author of Beyond the God ParticleQuantum Physics for Poets, and Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe (coauthored with Christopher T. Hill), as well as The God Particle (with Dick Teresi). He has served as the editor of Portraits of Great American Scientists and a contributor to Science Literacy for the Twenty-First Century. He is formerly the Resident Scholar at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and Pritzker Professor of Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and he is director emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Judith A. Scheppler, Ph.D. (Chicago, IL), is the Coordinator of Student Inquiry and Director of the Grainger Center for Imagination and Inquiry at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She is also the coauthor of Biotechnology Explorations: Applying the Fundamentals.

Book News Annotation:

Students in the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy's Student Inquiry and Research program review the lives and accomplishments of 15 scientists representing disciplines from anthropology and linguistics to medicine, genetics, physics, chemistry, and astronomy. There is no index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

These fifteen biographies, written by promising young students from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, reveal the many interesting human factors that influenced the lives of successful scientists: how they chose their individual career paths, what obstacles they had to overcome along the way, and where they think science will lead society in the future. They also convey the excitement of discovery that both these established scientists and their young biographers share as they explore their particular scientific interests.

About the Author

Leon M Lederman, Ph.D.(Aurora, IL), won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1988. He is the Resident Scholar for the Great Minds Program of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Director Emeritus of the Fermi National Acceleratory Laboratory, the Pritzker Professor of Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the author of the highly acclaimed The God Particle.

Judith A. Scheppler, Ph.D. (Chicago, IL), is the Coordinator of Student Inquiry and Director of the Grainger Center for Imagination and Inquiry at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She is also the coauthor of Biotechnology Explorations: Applying the Fundamentals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573929325
Editor:
Lederman, Leon M.
Editor:
Scheppler, Judith A.
Editor:
Lederman, Leon M.
Editor:
Scheppler, Judith A.
Author:
Scheppler, Judith A.
Author:
Laureate, Nobel
Author:
Lederman, Leon M.
Author:
Laureate, Nobel
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Scientists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
TR-00-11
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
9.33x6.36x1.21 in. 1.42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , These fifteen biographies, written by promising young students from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, reveal the many interesting human factors that influenced the lives of successful scientists: how they chose their individual career paths, what obstacles they had to overcome along the way, and where they think science will lead society in the future. They also convey the excitement of discovery that both these established scientists and their young biographers share as they explore their particular scientific interests.
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