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

By A. Bowdoin Van Riper

motion pictures that dramatize historic occasions and the lives of historic figures-whether they're meant to teach or to entertain—play an important function in shaping the public's figuring out of the previous. within the Hollywood heritage of technology and expertise, A. Bowdoin Van Riper specializes in the dramatized portrayals of a selected crew of ancient figures—scientists, engineers, and inventors—that have seemed on American movie and tv monitors. This quantity analyzes person portrayals, the general public pictures of specific scientists and inventors, and the information approximately technological know-how and know-how that, jointly, they signify. during this first in-depth learn of ways historical scientists and inventors were portrayed on reveal, Van Riper catalogs approximately three hundred separate performances and comprises essays at the monitor photos of greater than eighty old scientists, inventors, engineers, and scientific researchers. The participants coated contain Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Dian Fossey, and invoice Gates. prepared chronologically through the subject's date of delivery, entries for every person clarify their significant contributions to technology and expertise, examine the ways that they have been portrayed in movie and on tv, and finish with a whole checklist of reveal portrayals and a dialogue of feedback for additional interpreting. The Hollywood historical past of technology and know-how should be of curiosity to someone involved in the depiction of historic occasions and ancient figures in movie and tv, and to an individual attracted to the general public knowing of technological know-how and technology.

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