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Life Sciences in the Twentieth Century: biographical portraits. Ed. by Everett Mendelsohn. Scribner Science Reference Series, vol. 2. New York: Scribner, 2001. 224p. $80 (ISBN 0-684-80647-9). www.galegroup.com, www.mlr.com
This is the second in a series of biographical volumes coveting scientists throughout history. It is written for students and nonspecialists. Volume I covered the Renaissance and the scientific revolution while volume 3 will cover life scientists before the twentieth century. The publisher plans to issue two volumes per year in a series of eighteen volumes.
Each volume contains ninety biographical profiles, many accompanied by portraits. …