OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Dictionary of Science (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198738374

Price(incl.tax): 
¥2,376
Author: 
Jonathan Law
Pages
1024 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
138 x 195 mm
Pub date
Mar 2017
Series
Oxford Quick Reference

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  • Over 9,500 clear and concise entries, including bone morphogenetic proteinConvention on Biological Diversitygenome editingIce Cube Experimentmulti-core processorPhyloCodequarkonium, and World Wide Telescope
  • More than 250 entries illustrated with straightforward, labelled diagrams
  • Covers biology (including human biology), chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy
  • Contains short biographies of leading scientists from around the world
  • Full page illustrated features on subjects such as the solar system and genetically modified organisms
  • Useful appendices for easy reference include SI units and unit conversion, fundamental constants, the solar system, geological time scale, the periodic table, and up-to-date phylogenetic trees for plant and animal evolution
  • Mini-chronologies support key entries
  • Recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Science companion website

New to this Edition:

  • Revised and fully updated content, including over 250 new entries
  • Expanded coverage of many areas, including nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the science of climate change
  • New entries include bone morphogenetic proteinConvention on Biological Diversitygenome editingIce Cube Experimentmulti-core processorPhyloCodequarkonium, and World Wide Telescope

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This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. This fully revised edition includes hundreds of new entries, such as bone morphogenetic proteinConvention on Biological Diversitygenome editingIce Cube experimentmulti-core processorPhyloCodequarkonium, and World Wide Telescope, bringing it fully up to date in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the science of climate change. Supported by more than 200 diagrams and illustrations the dictionary features recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up-to-date via the Dictionary of Science companion website.

Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects including plastics, electronics, and cell biology.

With concise entries on an extensive list of topics, this dictionary is both an ideal reference work for students and a great introduction for non-scientists.

Index: 

Preface
Credits
Dictionary
Appendices

With its low cost, the excellent coverage of topics, and generally accessible scholastic tone adopted, this reviewer has no reservations in recommending A Dictionary of Science for acquisition by school, college or university libraries. - Gareth J. Johnson, Reference Reviews

Review from previous edition 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. - New Scientist

All entries are clear and brief, written in no-nonsense prose...A handy reference work. - TES

Handy and readable...for scientists aged nine to ninety - Nature

Oxford Dictionary of Science does a sound job of covering the science bases. - Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation

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