I proudly announce that in the last days of December an important book has been released. It will be available for purchase in January:
Polski wkład w przyrodoznawstwo i technikę. Słownik polskich i związanych z Polską odkrywców, wynalazców oraz pionierów nauk matematyczno-przyrodniczych i techniki (Polish Contribution to Science and Technology. The Dictionary of Polish and Poland-related Discoverers, Inventors, and Pioneers in Science and Technology – 4 volumes), edited by prof. Bolesław Orłowski.
The joint work of more than 100 authors, among others professors: Leszek Kuźnicki, one of the former presidents of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and Andrzej Kajetan Wróblewski, one of the former rectors of the University of Warsaw. I`m the author of 80 biographies of Polish chemists (co-author of 4).
Hardcover edition. The dictionary was published by Instytut Historii Nauki PAN (Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences) and Instytut Pamięci Narodowej (The Institute of National Remembrance), Warszawa 2015.
[Edited] On 16th February prof. Orłowski gave a short presentation of the dictionary to Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland (at the Presidential Palace).