A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in by A. Bowdoin Van Riper

By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

motion pictures that dramatize ancient occasions and the lives of old figures-whether they're meant to coach or to entertain—play an important position in shaping the public's knowing of the earlier. within the Hollywood heritage of technological know-how and expertise, A. Bowdoin Van Riper specializes in the dramatized portrayals of a specific workforce of ancient figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv displays. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public photographs of specific scientists and inventors, and the tips approximately technological know-how and know-how that, jointly, they characterize. during this first in-depth learn of the way old scientists and inventors were portrayed on monitor, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and contains essays at the display photos of greater than eighty ancient scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The contributors coated contain Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically by means of the subject's date of start, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technological know-how and expertise, examine the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with an entire record of display portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for additional analyzing. The Hollywood background of technological know-how and know-how can be of curiosity to someone eager about the depiction of ancient occasions and historic figures in movie and tv, and to somebody attracted to the general public knowing of technology and technology.

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