OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Dictionary of Biology (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198714378

Price(incl.tax): 
¥2,376
Author: 
Robert C. Hine
Pages
672 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jun 2015
Series
Oxford Quick Reference

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  • The most up-to-date paperback dictionary of biology available
  • More than 5,500 clear and concise entries
  • Over 250 new entries, including Broca's areacomparative genomic hybridizationmirror neuron, and Pandoravirus
  • Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition
  • Appendices include SI units, simplified classifications of the animal kingdom and land plants, the geological time-scale, model organisms and their genomes, a table listing major mass extinctions of species, Nobel prizewinning contributions to biology, a new appendix on evolution, and a list of useful websites
  • Entry-level web links, updated via a companion website

 
Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. 

With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's areacomparative genomic hybridizationmirror neuron, and Pandoravirus.

Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution.

Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

About the author: 

Robert Hine was educated at Kings College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.

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