Synopses & Reviews
The essential scientific reference book for today's young scientists. Here is the ultimate guide to science and technology for the nineties and beyond. Packed with up-to-date information, The DK Science Encyclopedia explains the principles of science in a lively and exciting way. The scope of subjects covered is immense -- from atoms to lasers, acids to speedometers, and marsupials to magnets. More than 280 major entries cover key subjects such as evolution, energy, polymers, and pollution, while 1,900 subentries include biographies of great scientists and inventors, time charts detailing landmarks in science, and fact boxes on subjects of general scientific interest.
Still, for its emphasis on the interconnectedness of science and technology, this title has a place in collections. Consider it as a fresh replacement copy rather than a new work (School Library Journal, 1999 )
A colorful and appealing reference, this book has the potential to be used as a classroom support for science curricula, or as a guide for the budding scientist at home. This encyclopedia brings scientific principles to life. (Childhood Education)
...is a book that belongs in every home and library. Its explanations are straightforward and its illustrations are crisp, clear, helpful and plentiful. The encyclopedia isn't just for kids. (Children's Literature)
I have nothing but the highest praise for this outstanding encyclopedia. In terms of content, readability, ease of use, and visual appeal this encyclopedia is an excellent source of up to date scientific information. (appraisal) (Science Books for Children, Spring 1999)
A milestone in scientific learning, the acclaimed "DK Science Encyclopedia" has been rigorously updated to include new scientific advances, from the Internet and CD-ROMs to fresh discoveries in space. Full color.