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A Dictionary of Science (Oxford Paperback Reference)
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Written in a clear, explanatory style, the new Third Edition of the Concise Science Dictionary contains more than 8,500 entries relating to physics, chemistry, biology (including human biology), the earth sciences, and astronomy, as well as terms that are commonly encountered in mathematics and computer science. This new edition has been expanded to reflect recent advances molecular biology, genetics and genetic engineering, particle physics, cosmology, fullerene chemistry, immunology, and the techniques and material new to all the sciences. Providing both straightforward definitions and invaluable background information on a wide range of scientific words, concepts, and topics, the entries also offer line-drawings whenever the meaning is best conveyed by way of a diagram. Charts and tables of essential scientific information are also integrated throughout.
With an extensive cross-referencing system that allows readers to place each entry in a broader scientific context, periodic tables, tables of SI units, and classifications of the plant and animal kingdoms, the Concise Science Dictionary is invaluable for non-specialists and students, and an essential resource for professionals seeking an accessible guide to all scientific disciplines.
Book News Annotation:
This dictionary contains more than 9,000 cross-referenced entries covering all aspects of science including biology, human biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and astronomy. The updated 4th edition includes appendices on the periodic table, the solar system, geological time scale, and animal and plant classification. Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, illustrated features on topics such as the Solar System and genetically-modified organisms, and chronologies of the development of plastics, electronics, and cell biology. The reference may be of use to writers, students, and general readers. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This best-selling dictionary contains over 9,000 entries on all aspects of science. Ideal for both students and non-scientists alike, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology (including human biology), chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, and astronomy. Appendices include the periodic table, the solar system, geological time scale, animal and plant classification Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects including plastics, electronics, and cell biology.
Authoritative and up-to-date, this popular dictionary is an ideal reference for both students and non-scientists. Now fully revised and substantially expanded for this new edition, the Concise Science Dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of biology (including human biology), chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, and astronomy, as well as common terms from mathematics and computing. With 9,500 clear and concise entries, the dictionary also incorporates the latest developments in fields such as genetics, molecular biology, cosmology, particle physics, and fullerene chemistry. New material includes biographical entries, box features, chronologies, and tables; and appendices cover the periodic table, tables of SI units, and classifications of the plant and animal kingdoms.
Table of Contents
Entries include: Archimedes, Charles Babbage, Robert Boyle, Cyril Burt, Copernicus, Francis Crick, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, Alexander Fleming, Sigmund Freud, Galileo, Bill Gates, Stephen Jay Gould, Edmond Halley, William Harvey, Werner Heisenberg, Douglas Hofstadter, Fred Hoyle, Edwin Hubble, Richard Leakey, Konrad Lorenz, Benoit Mandlebrot, Peter Medawar, Gregor Mendel, Isaac Newton, Julius Oppenheimer, Louis Pasteur, Linus Pauling, Henri Poincare, Pythagoras, Ernest Rutherford, Carl Sagan, Jonas Salk, Erwin Schrodinger, Edward Teller, Jame Watson, Ed Witten, Lewis Wolpert.
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