Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

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The Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology is the most comprehensive, authoritative dictionary of science available. Covering 124 fields of science, the Dictionary will make a handsome addition to your reference collection.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2432 pages
  • 226 x 280 x 76mm | 3,860.05g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0122004000
  • 9780122004001

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"This attractively illustrated and comprehensive work will complement the scientific reference shelf of many types of library...As a dictionary, this work has no up-to-date rivals."
"Has a place on all reference shelves...Outstanding...Easy to use...The Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology captures the terminology of today and gives modern definitions...Highly recommended."
"This will now be the dictionary of choice for up-to-date terminology...Important for research level reference collections."
"The most comprehensive of its kind...The definitions...are concise and to the point...A valuable reference tool."
"There are indeed many excellent definitions, plus the short essays by eminent scientists in different disciplines. There are also several sections of supplementary information, some of which might be of interest to people who are not involved daily with those particular fields."
--Joseph K. Slap in VERBATIM,
"With more than 133,000 entries, this dictionary has available one of the largest and most up-to-date scientific vocabularies. This dictionary would be of use to practicing scientists and professionals in all the fields of science."
"Even the real technologists sometimes stumble over a word or a definiion these days as technology explodes and the terms that describe techniques and technologies are coined. If you'd like to know what all those new terms mean, you'll really profit from a visit to,where you'll find the excellent Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology. More than 130,000 terms are defined here, and new ones are added regularly."
--The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 30, 2000, TEMPO, pgE03.
"The Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology captures the terminology of today and gives modern definitions. This dictionary is highly recommended for all public, academic, and high school libraries."
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Table of contents

A Dictonary of Science and Technology. Color Illustration Section. Symbols and Units. Fundamental Physical Constants. Measurement Conversion. Periodic Table of the Elements. Atomic Weights. Particles. The Solar System. Geologial Timetable. Five-Kingdom Classification of Organisms. Chronology of Modern Science. Photo Credits.
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About Christopher G. Morris

Christopher Morris is owner of Morris Books and a professional lexicographer who has edited more than 20 different dictionaries on a wide variety of subjects. He is editor in chief of the award-winning Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, which provides the largest vocabulary of science yet compiled and features special essays by 120 eminent scientists, including nine Nobel laureates. He served as chief editor of the Macmillan school dictionary series, which includes several of the largest-selling educational dictionaries in U.S. history. He has also been an author of school and college textbooks and has compiled many different scientific glossaries, for fields such as ecology, endocrinology, microbiology, oncology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. He and Cutler Cleveland previously collaborated on the Encyclopedia of Energy, winner of an American Library Association award, for which Dr. Cleveland was editor in chief and he served as chief development editor.
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