Oxford Portraits in Science
Oxford Portraits in Science is a collection of biographies of famous scientists for young adults edited by the Harvard University astronomer Owen Gingerich. Each book portrays the life and personality of an eminent scientist, and the thought processes by which they made their discoveries.
The series is notable as an example of the Sobel effect - an interest in popular accounts of scientific history and biography, stimulated by the success of the book Longitude written by journalist Dava Sobel. Some works in this series have also been written by science journalists as well as scientists and science historians.
|Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections||1996||Naomi Pasachoff||9780195099089|
|Charles Babbage and the Engines of Perfection||1999||Bruce Collier||9780195089974|
|Charles Darwin and the Evolution of Revolution||1996||Rebecca Stefoff||9780195089967|
|Enrico Fermi and the Revolutions of Modern Physics||1999||Dan Cooper||9780195117622|
|Ernest Rutherford and the Explosion of Atoms||2003||John L. Heilbron||9780195123784|
|Galileo Galilei: First Physicist||1999||James MacLachlan||9780195093421|
|Linus Pauling and the Chemistry of Life||1998||Tom Hager||9780195108538|
|Louis Pasteur and the Hidden World of Microbes||2001||Louise E. Robbins||9780195122275|
|Margaret Mead: Coming of Age in America||1999||Joan Mark||9780195116793|
|Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity||1997||Naomi Pasachoff||9780195120110|
|Michael Faraday: Physics and Faith||2001||Colin A. Russell||9780195117639|
|William Harvey and the Mechanics of the Heart||9780195120493|