[Book Reviews]


    BIOGRAPHICAL notes of some hundreds of chemists and physicists are here collected together, the names being arranged in alphabetical order. In the majority of cases there are given the date and place of birth, and, in cases where it has occurred, of death, besides the offices held, the most important of the work done, and the books, &c., written by the individual. The period covered extends from before the Christian era, and among the most recent names may be found those of Thomas Carnelley and Sydney Gilchrist Thomas. The collection cannot fail to be useful and interesting, but its value to historians would have been greatly enhanced if references had been given to the authorities from which the statements are derived. To do this would have probably added but little to the trouble of compilation, and would have made the volume a standard work of reference.

    Biographisch-litterarisches Handwörterbuch der wissenschaftlich bedeutenden Chemiker.

    By Carl Schaedler. (Berlin: R. Friedlaender und Sohn, 1891.)

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    [Book Reviews]. Nature 43, 414 (1891) doi:10.1038/043414b0

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