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Famous Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers

Scientists

Search our Catalog by Subject for: scientists biography.

  • R509.2 CAR. American Scientists.
  • 509.2 GRE. Great Scientists: Chemistry, Earth, and Space Sciences.
    Short biographies (with timelines) of Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Antoine Lavoisier, Alexander von Humboldt, Dmitri Mendeleev, Alfred Wegener, Edwin Hubble, Linus Pauling, and Stephen Hawking.
  • R509.2 SPA. African Americans in Science, Math, and Invention.
  • 509.2 VEG. Women scientists.
  • 509.22 SCI. Scientists at Work: Profiles of Today's Groundbreaking Scientists from Science Times (The New York Times).
  • R509.22 SCI. Scientists: The Lives and Works of 150 Scientists.
  • R509.22 WOR. World Book's Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists (8 vols).
  • R920.03 AME. American Men & Women of Science.
  • R925 A. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
  • R925 CAM. The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists.
  • R925 DIC. Dictionary of Scientific Biography (18 vols).
  • R925 HAB. Black Pioneers of Science and Invention.
  • R925 LAR Larousse Dictionary of Scientists: From the Pioneers of Science to the Innovators of Modern Research.
  • R925 NEW. New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (8 vols).
  • R925 NOT. Notable Women in the Life Sciences.
  • R925 O. Women in Science: Antiquity Through the Nineteenth Century: A Biographical Dictionary with Annotated Bibliography.
  • R925 RAN. Random House Webster's Dictionary of Scientists.
  • R925 YOU. A to Z of Women in Science and Math.
  • 4000 Years of Women in Science: Brief biographies of women in science throughout history.
    Go to: http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/summary.shtml
  • Biographies of Famous Women in Science: From Marie Curie to Rachel Carson.
    Go to: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/biographies/a/women_science.htm
  • Biographies of Notable Scientists: Includes geologists, biologists, astronomers, physicists, and more.
    Go to: http://www.factmonster.com/spot/scibio8.html
  • Famous People: Brief biographies of individuals who have made significant contributions to energy and science.
    Go to: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=pioneers
  • Famous Physicists: Chronological list of famous physicists and their major discoveries.
    Go to: http://cnr2.kent.edu/~manley/physicists.html
  • Famous Scientists: Covers well-known scientists from Aristotle to Carl Sagan.
    Go to: http://www.crystalinks.com/scientists.html
  • Lists of Scientists (Wikipedia): Find scientists by country, religion or ethnic background.
    Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_scientists

Mathematicians

Search our Catalog by Subject for: *mathematicians biography.

  • R510.92 M. More Mathematical People.
  • 920 OSE. Women in Mathematics.
  • R925.1 NOT. Notable Mathematicians.
  • Biographies of Women Mathematicians: Short profiles of women mathematicians.
    Go to: http://www.agnesscott.edu/Lriddle/women/women.htm
  • The Greatest Mathematicians of All Time: Includes Euclid, Newton, Einstein, etc.
    Go to: http://james.fabpedigree.com/mathmen.htm
  • Indexes to Biographies: Alphabetical and chronological indexes to mathematicians. Includes search box and link to female mathematician biographies.
    Go to: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/BiogIndex.html
  • Lists of Mathematicians (Wikipedia): Find mathematicians by country, religion or ethnic background.
    Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mathematicians
  • Mathematicians: In-depth biographies of mathematicians and related links.
    Go to: http://math.about.com/od/mathematicians/Mathematicians.htm

Engineers

Search our Catalog by Subject for: engineers*biography.

  • 609.2 PHI. Philosophy, Invention, and Engineering.
    Includes biographical information on Aristotle, James Watt, Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, Thomas Alva Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Fritz Haber, Alan Turing, and Jonas Salk.
  • R925 M. McGraw-Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers (3 vols).
  • Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers: Black Scientists, Engineers and Inventors in Chemistry.
    Go to: http://chemistry.about.com/od/famouschemists/a/blackchemists.htm
  • Electrical and Computer Women Engineers: Includes profiles of women engineers such as Hedy Lamarr, Grace Hopper, etc.
    Go to: http://www.yorktech.com/department/electeng/Women%20Engineers.htm
  • Famous Engineers: Includes lesser-known engineers such as Yasser Arafat and Alfred Hitchcock.
    Go to: http://www.sinc.stonybrook.edu/stu/hnaseer/interest.htm
  • High Profile Engineers: A list of modern day engineers and their accomplishments.
    Go to: http://www.engology.com/engpg5profiles.htm

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Author: Gaston County Public Library
Title: Famous Scientists, Mathematicians, and Engineers
URL: http://gastonlibrary.org/index.cfm/research/history-biography/famous-scientists-mathematicians-and-engineers/
Revised: 17 July 2014