Words of Science

Words of Science

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • CHAMBERS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 024552228X
  • 9780245522284

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An excellent encyclopedia of scientific terms, the articles in this alphabetically arranged text are written with that same verve, lucidity, and concentration of knowledge which characterize Isaac Asimov's other books. Illustrated in black and white by William Barss, Words of Science defines everything from "Absolute Zero" to "Zero". No term, animal, mineral, gas, or abstract escapes definition, and with more than 1500 terms considered, each paragraph manages to contain much interesting material on historical usage and derivation. An imperative book for the student of science and one written with such clarity that any reader possessed of intellectual curiosity or love of language will enjoy turning- and returning- to its pages. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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