Synopses & Reviews
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary covers a wide variety of fields, including chemistry, physics, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, ecology, and zoology. Its definitions are written in a clear and straightforward style that even beginning students can follow. An extensive cross-reference program encourages readers to build a more complex vocabulary.
The dictionary includes
more than 4,500 entry words with clear, easy-to-understand definitions
more than 425 full-color photographs and drawings
175 Feature Notes on important scientific concepts, the major discoveries of many scientists, and the usage and history of scientific terminology
detailed graphic treatment of selected subjects, such as the structure of atoms, photosynthesis, plate tectonics, and the life of stars
handy tables and charts, including the periodic table of the elements, a chart of geologic time, and a timeline of advances in computing.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary is the ideal resource for homework assignments, school projects, or just browsing. This book is the key to unlocking the language of science and the natural world for students and their families.
Covering a wide variety of fields, this new edition's definitions are writtenin a clear and straightforward style that even beginning students can follow.Over 425 full-color photos.
The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary is the ideal science resource for students and their families for homework, school projects, or just browsing. This updated edition includes a revised table of the planets that takes into account the demotion of Pluto from the category of planet, along with the new vocabulary created by the International Astronomical Union, including the term dwarf planet.With over 4,500 entries, 425 full-color photographs and drawings, and 175 fascinating feature notes, this is the most current and comprehensive student science dictionary available.
About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.