A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology

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This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular expansion to the areas of research design and plant and animal development. Over 120 new entries include de-extinction, ecological footprint, rewilding, and Zika virus, now totalling over 5,600 authoritative and up-to-date entries.

Numerous appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, SI units, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on anatomical terms. With new diagrams and updated web links, this remains the market-leading dictionary for students of biology, both at sixth form college and university level.
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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 144 x 196 x 33mm | 500g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • c.140
  • 0198821484
  • 9780198821489
  • 87,097

Table of contents

PrefaceA-Z entriesAppendicesSI unitsSimplified phylogenetic tree of the animal kingdomSimplified phylogenetic tree for plantsGeological time scaleModel organisms and their genomesMajor mass extinctions of speciesNobel prizewinning contributions to biologyEvolutionAnatomical termsUseful websites
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Review from previous edition Ideally suited to students of biology, either at secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in life sciences Journal of Anatomy
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Lives up to its expectations; the entries are concise but explanatory. Cross-referencing and diagrammatic illustrations are welcome, additional features * Biologist * Review from previous edition Ideally suited to students of biology, either at secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in life sciences * Journal of Anatomy *
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About Robert Hine

Robert Hine was educated at King's College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.
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