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Oxford Dictionary of Science

Oxford Dictionary of Science - 6th edition

Oxford Dictionary of Science - 6th edition

ISBN13: 9780199561469

ISBN10: 019956146X

Oxford Dictionary of Science by Elizabeth A. Martin - ISBN 9780199561469
Edition: 6TH 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2010
International: No
Oxford Dictionary of Science by Elizabeth A. Martin - ISBN 9780199561469

ISBN13: 9780199561469

ISBN10: 019956146X

Edition: 6TH 10

Summary

Hailed as "handy and readable" (Nature) and "well worth browsing" (New Scientist), this best-selling dictionary contains 9,200 alphabetically organized entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, and astronomy. In addition to a wealth of reliable, up-to-date entries, users will find useful 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. This new edition includes expanded coverage of global warming, forensic science, astrophysics, quantum theory, and the solar system. Supported by over 200 diagrams and illustrations, the Dictionary of Science also contains recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via the companion website. Finally, it has appendices on SI units, fundamental constants, geological time scale, a simplified classification of the plant and animal kingdoms, and the periodic table. Both concise and wide-ranging, this volume is an ideal reference work for students or for a home library.

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