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Oxford Dictionary of Biology

The most up-to-date paperback dictionary of biology available
More than 5500 clear and concise entries
Over 250 new entries, including Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror 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

Series: Oxford Quick Reference (formerly Oxford Paperback Reference)

By: Robert S Hine (Editor)

662 pages, b/w line drawings

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 2015 | Edition: 7 | #217803 | ISBN-13: 9780198714378
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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 area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror 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.

Reviews from previous editions:

"ideally suited to students of biology, either at secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in life sciences"
Journal of Anatomy

"lives up to its expectations; the entries are concise but explanatory. Cross-referencing and diagrammatic illustrations are welcome, additional features."

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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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