In dictionary format this volume on Notable Scientists includes the thoroughness and accessibility Facts on File thrives on for presenting easy to research biographies of giants in the field. This volume is about those pioneers in space and astronomy that provided the core of knowledge that scientists are still accessing and using. There are familiar names, such as, Plato , Aristotle, Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking, "...known as the scientist who explains to the masses the laws that govern the universe." This volume is easy to reach for as an authorized site for a "quick biography" that includes personal information, contributions to the field of science, and a picture. Besides learning about the highlights of the scientists' career, the researcher will also find the obstacles and personal tragedies that often beset the lives of these men.
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