Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology

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Nine years has passed since the 1992 second edition of the encyclopedia was published. This completely revised third edition, which is a university and professional level compendium of chemistry, molecular biology, mathematics, and engineering, is refreshed with numerous articles about current research in these fields. For example, the new edition has an increased emphasis on information processing and biotechnology, reflecting the rapid growth of these areas. The continuing Editor-in-Chief, Robert Meyers, and the Board prepared a new topical outline of physical science and technology to define complete coverage. Section editors are either Nobel Laureates or editors of key journals in their fields. Additional Board members representing the global scientific community were also recruited.

The new 18-volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, 3E, will have the added feature of an Index Volume, containing abstracts of all of the articles in the encyclopedia.
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  • Hardback | 15453 pages
  • 304.8 x 914.4 x 228.6mm | 2,488.23g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0122274105
  • 9780122274107

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Prepublication praise for the Third Edition:
"The new edition of the Encyclopedia reflects the dynamics and rapid changes in science and technology. The last century was characterized by the success of quantum mechanics, the new millennium opens the door for an understanding of systems at the atomic level which bridges the field of physics, chemistry and biology. The Encyclopedia is a good basis for everyone interested in modern science."
- Klaus V. Klitzing, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Nobel Laureate in Physics

Praise for the previous edition:
"It is highly recommended for large public libraries with a science and technology division, academic libraries, and special libraries."
- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"The second edition is even better [than the first] ... College, research, and public libraries will benefit from the addition of this set, as will private and governmental laboratories."
- Internet Worldwide
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