Dictionary of Science

Dictionary of Science

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In its fourth edition, this dictionary contains 9000 entries on all aspects of science. Suitable for both students and non-scientists, it provides coverage of biology (including human biology), chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, and astronomy; short biographies of leading scientists; full-page illustration features on such subjects as El Nino, the Solar System, and Genetically Modified Organisms; and chronologies of specific scientific subjects, including plastics, electronics, and cell biology.show more

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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 55.88mm | 566.99g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • line drawings, illustrations, bibliography
  • 0192800981
  • 9780192800985

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"Handy and readable...for scientists aged nine to ninety."--NaturePraise for previous editions: "The book will appeal not just to scientists and science students but also to the interested lay person. And it passes the most difficult test of any dictionary--it is well worth browsing through."--New Scientistshow more

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