1
$\begingroup$

There are many biographies that go into detail into the lives of a single, or maybe a couple of scientists.

I am wondering, is there a good book that does not focus on an individual, but explicitly takes theses individuals as examples, of the "typical" scientist, or looks at the various types of scientists?

$\endgroup$
5
$\begingroup$

Not sure these exactly fit your needs, but I am reminded of:

$\endgroup$
1
$\begingroup$

Let me add few items to the nice list of Francois: Koestler's biographies of Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler: Arthur Koestler, Sleepwalkers: History of Man's changing vision of the universe, multiple editions.

and F. Klein, History of mathematics in 19th century. (It is mostly about mathematics, but includes short biographies and some comparison of them).

and Michele Audin, "Fatou, Julia, Montel: the Great Prize of Mathematical Sciences of 1918 and beyond", also several editions.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.