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The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, 3rd Editionby Charles Taylor
Synopses & Reviews
With today's emphasis on fast-moving technology and the focus on testing standards for science and math, the need for students to grasp key scientific principles has never been greater. The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia, 3rd edition is the one reference that includes all of the information students need to know in a concise and trustworthy package. Fully revised and updated, with clear, accessible writing by scientific experts and plenty of illustration for visual learners, this volume provides in-depth insight and succinct authoritative answers to all areas of scientific inquiry-avoiding the need to hunt and peck for information across multiple sources. An impressive supplementary section at the end of the book includes mini-biographies of famous scientists, and an illustrated time line of key inventions and discoveries. Arranged thematically into ten subjects, with reference summaries for each chapter and a full index, this encyclopedia does more than merely provide facts-it helps the reader develop an integrated, hands-on understanding of the science which drives everything around us.
The American Heritageand#174; Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition, is the ideal resource for students in grades 7 and up (ages 12 and up) to use for homework, school projects, or just browsing. This brand-new edition has been completely revised and updated. With over 4,500 A-Z entries, 450 full-color photographs and drawings, over 150 fascinating feature notes, and full-page tables and charts, it is the most current and comprehensive student science dictionary available.
The American Heritageand#174; Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition, for students in grades 7 and up (ages 12 and up), provides comprehensive coverage of all the sciences. The dictionary includes more than 4,500 entry words in Aand#8211;Z format, 450 full-color photographs and drawings, and over 150 in-depth notes. Definitions are written in easy-to-understand language. Additional features include full-page treatment of complex topics such as photosynthesis, and several tables and charts, including the periodic table and a chart of geologic time.
More than 250 new entries and senses have been added to this brand-new edition, including cloud computing, genetically modified organism, and the recently named elements flerovium and livermorium.
About the Author
Professor Charles Taylor received the U.K.'s Bragg Medal and Prize of Institutional Physics, and the UK's Michael Faraday Award for contributions to the public understanding of science. He has presented lectures on BBC television and has written many science books for children.
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