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The Cambridge dictionary of scientists / David Millar ...

Contributor(s): Millar, David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996Description: 387 s.ISBN: 9780521567183; 0-521-56718-1; 978-0-521-56185-3; 0-521-56185-X.Subject(s): Biografiska uppslagsverk | Biografi | VetenskapsmänOther classification: Lmv | Lmp | Lm | Lmu
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The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists is an invaluable one-stop reference book for anyone wanting a quick but reliable account of the life and work of those whose contributions have changed the course of science throughout history. This alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary covers over 1300 key scientists from more than 38 countries whose work has helped shape modern science. Fields covered include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology - and special attention is paid to those pioneer women whose achievements and example opened the way to scientific careers for their fellow women. Interspersed with illustrations in the form of diagrams, maps and tables, and with special panel features, this book is a clear and accessible guide to the world's prominent scientific personalities.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Aging sexuality: concepts, issues and research methods
  • 2 Sexuality in the aged: research evidence
  • 3 Neurobiological aspects of aging male sexuality
  • 4 Psychological aspects of aging male sexuality
  • 5 Aging and marital sexuality
  • 6 Aging and homosexual relationships
  • 7 The social context
  • 8 The nature and prevalence of sexual disorders in the aged
  • 9 Impact of medical illnesses on sexuality
  • 10 Psychopathology and aging sexuality
  • 11 Effects of drugs and medications
  • 12 Role of psychosocial factors: coping and adaptation
  • 13 Assessment of sexual problems
  • 14 Management and treatment of sexual problems
  • 15 Summary and conclusions