Immortals of Science
Published by Franklin Watts, Inc
32 Total Books

The Science Wall of Honor at the University of Bridgeport has provided the inspiration for titling this new series of science biographies. The monument honors 25 of the most important 'Immortals of Science' by displaying their names on a new science building. These 25 men were chosen in a world-wide poll of more than 1100 qualified scientific electors.

Aimed primarily at the reader who has reached the stage in life where he is 'impatient to be grown up' and do important things himself, the Immortals of Science Biographies are both informative and inspirational. The reader is given a clear concept of the period when the particular scientist lived; his early life, education, and his quest for new facts is told in such a manner that the reader himself experiences the entire process. Sufficient is told of the subject's scientific accomplishments to provide the inquiring mind with a good knowledge of the history of science—and this alone makes the series unique. Too many biographies of scientists for young people seem more concerned with inconsequential details than in telling the all-important scientific story. Indeed, the history of science is an indispensable segment of the history of all mankind's civilization.

These biographies are recommended for school libraries and for the children's departments of public libraries. They are admirably suited for home library collections. All are well-indexed; some contain chronological summaries and glossaries of technical terms.

Hilary J. Deason, Director
Science Library Program
American Association for the Advancement of Science
From Edward Jenner and Smallpox Vaccination

Each new Immortals of Science biography stresses the contributions of a great figure in history. Each shows how those contributions improved the world of yesterday, and the importance of their impact on life today. Each is carefully written and edited to provide a clear and lasting portrait of its subject. From the dust jacket of Leonardo da Vinci: Pathfinder of Science

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Cover Title Author Publication date
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity Herbert Kondo 1969
Alessandro Volta and the Electric Battery Alessandro Volta and the Electric Battery Bern Dibner 1964
Antoine Lavoisier and the Revolution in Chemistry Antoine Lavoisier and the Revolution in Chemistry Rebecca B. Marcus 1964
Archimedes and the Door of Science Archimedes and the Door of Science Jeanne Bendick 1962
Aristotle: Dean of Early Science Aristotle: Dean of Early Science Glanville Downey 1962
Benjamin Franklin: Man of Science Benjamin Franklin: Man of Science Irmengarde Eberle 1961
Carl Friedrich Gauss: Prince of Mathematicians Carl Friedrich Gauss: Prince of Mathematicians William Leonard Schaaf 1964
Carl Linnaeus: Pioneer of Modern Botany Carl Linnaeus: Pioneer of Modern Botany Alice Dickinson (Hoke) 1967
Charles Darwin and Natural Selection Charles Darwin and Natural Selection Alice Dickinson (Hoke) 1964
Copernicus: Titan of Modern Astronomy Copernicus: Titan of Modern Astronomy David C. Knight 1965
The Curies and Radium The Curies and Radium Elizabeth Rubin 1961
Edward Jenner and Smallpox Vaccination Edward Jenner and Smallpox Vaccination Irmengarde Eberle 1962
Euclid and Geometry Euclid and Geometry Estelle Allen DeLacy 1963
Galileo and Experimental Science Galileo and Experimental Science Rebecca B. Marcus 1961
Gregor Mendel and Heredity Gregor Mendel and Heredity Robert N. Webb 1963
Hippocrates: Father of Medicine Hippocrates: Father of Medicine Herbert S. Goldberg 1963
Humphry Davy and Chemical Discovery Humphry Davy and Chemical Discovery Elba O. Carrier 1965
Isaac Newton: Mastermind of Modern Science Isaac Newton: Mastermind of Modern Science David C. Knight 1961
James Clerk Maxwell and Electromagnetism James Clerk Maxwell and Electromagnetism Charles Paul May 1962
Johannes Kepler and Planetary Motion Johannes Kepler and Planetary Motion David C. Knight 1962
Joseph Priestley: Pioneer Chemist Joseph Priestley: Pioneer Chemist Rebecca B. Marcus 1961
Josiah W. Gibbs: American Theoretical Physicist Josiah W. Gibbs: American Theoretical Physicist Benedict A. Leerburger, Jr. 1963
Leonardo da Vinci: Pathfinder of Science Leonardo da Vinci: Pathfinder of Science Henry S. Gillette 1962
Louis Pasteur: Founder of Microbiology Louis Pasteur: Founder of Microbiology Mary June Burton 1963
Michael Faraday and the Electric Dynamo Michael Faraday and the Electric Dynamo Charles Paul May 1961
Philippe Pinel: Unchainer of the Insane Philippe Pinel: Unchainer of the Insane Bernard Mackler 1968
Robert Boyle: Founder of Modern Chemistry Robert Boyle: Founder of Modern Chemistry Harry Sootin 1962
Robert Koch: Father of Bacteriology Robert Koch: Father of Bacteriology David C. Knight 1961
Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Francine Klagsbrun 1967
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the Discovery of X rays Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the Discovery of X rays Bern Dibner 1968
William Harvey: Trailblazer of Scientific Medicine William Harvey: Trailblazer of Scientific Medicine Rebecca B. Marcus 1962
The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Power Flight The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of Power Flight Carroll V. Glines 1968