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Oxford Dictionary of Science

New Edition
  • Over 9,500 clear and concise entries, including bone morphogenetic protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube Experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, 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

Series: Oxford Quick Reference (formerly Oxford Paperback Reference)

By: Jonathan Law(Editor)

1088 pages, 200+ illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2017 | Edition: 7 | #232816 | ISBN-13: 9780198738374
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€14 approx
Paperback | Jan 2010 | Edition: 6 | #182671 | ISBN-13: 9780199561469
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About this book

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 protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, 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 Oxford Dictionary of Science 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, Oxford Dictionary of Science is both an ideal reference work for students and a great introduction for non-scientists.

New to the 7th 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 protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube Experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and World Wide Telescope

Review from previous editions:

"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


Contents

Preface
Credits
Dictionary
Appendices


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