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Biographical Memoirs on the National Academy of Sciences site. "Personal and scholarly views of America's most distinguished researchers".
Women Scientists in Action. Profiles of biomedical scientists at the National Institutes of Health.
Nobel Prize official website has biographies of Nobel prize winners. Look for scientists among the Nobel winners for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine.
Biographies of physicists listed by Stanford University.
Science careers - life stories from the Journal of Young Investigators.
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Biographies & autobiographies
Nobel Prize official website has biographies of Nobel prize winners.
The double helix; a personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA by
Call Number: Stacks QD341 .A2 W315
Publication Date: 1968.
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! : adventures of a curious character. by
Call Number: Stacks QC 16 .F49 A37 1989
Publication Date: 1989.
Rosalind Franklin: the dark lady of DNA by
Call Number: Stacks QP26 .F68 M33 2002
Publication Date: 2002. HarperCollins.
Leaps in the dark: the makings of scientific reputations. by
Publication Date: 2004. Oxford University Press.
Introduction: The past really is another country
Part One: Falling from grace
1 Joseph Glanvill: scientific witch-finder
2 The man who made underpants for frogs
3 Pettenkofer’s poisoned chalice
Part Two: Eureka! revisited
4 Sir Isaac Newton and the meaning of light
5 Dr James Lind and the Navy’s scourge
6 The destruction of Ignaz Semmelweis
Part Three: Heroes made to measure
7 Will the real Johann Weyer please stand up?
8 Philippe Pinel: the reforging of a chain-breaker
Part Four: Do-it-yourself heroes
9 The first casualty of war
10 Rank hath its privileges
Conclusion: The bigger picture
Steeped in blood: the life and times of a forensic scientist by
Call Number: Stacks HV8073 .K53 2010
Publication Date: 2010. Zebra Press.
Watson and DNA : making a scientific revolution by
Call Number: Stacks QH31 .W327 M33 2003
Publication Date: 2003. Perseus.
Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality by
Call Number: Stacks - QC173.98 .K86 2010
Publication Date: 2010. Norton.
Gorillas in the Mist by
Call Number: Stacks QL737.P96 F67 1983
Publication Date: 1983.
Directories of scientists