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Michael Worek is an editor and publisher with a background in international history.


This volume will be a welcome addition in any public or academic library reference collection.--Bradford Lee Eden "American Reference Book Annual " This volume offers a general readership brief profiles of 308 of the approximately 800 people and organizations who have received the Nobel Prize for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics since its inception in 1901. The selected profiles are organized by decade each a page long, with an additional page accompanying some of the science honorees that illustrates a major discovery. Chapter conclusions contain a complete list of winners from that decade. A brief profile of Alfred Nobel is included.-- (02/01/2009) This handy reference profiles about 200 of the most famous past winners (by prize and by year). A great fact-checker to consult and learn from.-- (11/15/2008) Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners groups winner in annotated lists by decade and then by year... It's all fascinating.-- (12/01/2008) Knowing we have shared the planet with Nobelists like these can in itself be uplifting.--John Kalbfleisch"Montreal Gazette" (12/15/2008)

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