(1 Mar 1915 - 5 Sep 2004)
American publisher was science editor of Life magazine (1939-1944). Then he purchased Scientific American (1947) with Dennis Flanagan as editor, Donald H. Miller as general manager, and a group of investors. As publisher, Piel helped revive the monthly magazine as a more sophisticated and authoritative monthly, with feature articles often written by experts, but accessible by an educated general public. Piel authored several books.
Science Quotes by Gerard Piel (1 quote)
Without publication, science is dead.
— Gerard Piel
In editorial, 'The Social Process of Science', Science (1988), 231, No. 4735, 121. The editorial was excerpted from a Lecture at Moscow State University, Moscow, U.S.S.R. (25 Nov 1985) for conferral of the degree Doctor Honoris Causa.