Synopses & Reviews
As widespread debate swirls around topics like genetic engineering and the environment, a thorough understanding of biology is becoming more and more important. The HarperCollins Dictionary of Biology is a valuable reference tools for students and professionals alike. More than 5,600 entries go far beyond basic definitions to provide in-depth explanations and examples. Nearly three hundred diagrams ilustrate such concepts as genetic organization, plant structure, and human physiology. The dictionary covers all the major subjects -- anatomy, biochemistry, ecology, evolutionary theories, and much more. Biographies of important biologists that detail their contributions to the field are also included.