The New Ency of Science

The New Ency of Science

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The New Encyclopedia of Science answers the need for an easy-to-understand and completely up-to-date introduction to the world of science. Written by an eminent group of science journalists, and overseen by a distinguished board of academic advisors, the encyclopedia consists of a series of entirely self-contained volumes, each addressing a major scientific subject. Richly illustrated and thoughtfully organized, the encyclopedia is an ideal reference for schools and libraries. The clearly written entries are easy to understand for a wide range of readers: students in high schools, community colleges and introductory university science courses, indeed all readers, young and old, interested in finding out more about the fascinating array of knowledge that comprises modern science. Each 160-page volume has a well-defined structure to put a wealth of factual knowledge at the reader's fingertips. The Subject Guide is a 10-page introduction offering a concise overview highlighted by a Knowledge Map that pictorially locates the subject within the context of the entire world of science, and an expansive Time Chart displaying key discoveries and dates. A Key Words section provides an in-depth, cross-referenced glossary of important terms and concepts. The Major Topics File is the heart of the book, consisting of nearly 100 pages of superbly illustrated essays arranged alphabetically by topic. A beautiful two-page color graphic introduces each topic, designed to both capture interest and demonstrate a key point. Finally, a Fact File at the end of each volume provides a glossary supplement along with many helpful key-word-related charts graphs, and tables that condense an abundance of critical information in an easy-to-read format. Each volume also contains its own complete Index Today, when the need for improving science literacy has soared in national importance, the world-class New Encyclopedia of Science encyclopedia represents an indispensable resource for use in the home, school, and library. Volumes include: Chemistry in Action, Stars and Atoms, Ecology and Environment, Earth and Other Planets, Evolution and Genetics, and Measuring and Computing.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1280 pages
  • 246 x 302 x 137mm | 8,119g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195210891
  • 9780195210897