Published by the RIA in 1985, this is a paperback listing a number of notable practitioners in Irish sciences , giving a brief biography of each as well as details on their main areas of work, research and discovery.
We are all aware of Ireland's literary past, but it seems to have been assumed that we have produced no scientific equivalent of Joyce or Yeats. It may come as a surprise to many readers that there have been numerous Irish scientists and technologists who, in their time, made fundamental contributions to the advancement of knowledge. Many of these people were every bit as interesting as their literary counterparts and enjoyed the cut and thrust of scientific controversy. This booklet draws together for the first time brief portraits of Irish people and places involved in the forefront of science. It provides a historical link between current and future developments in Irish science and our neglected scientific heritage.
Large format paperback, illustrated internally with period photographs .