544 pages, 47 b/w line drawings
This is a completely revised and updated version of the third edition of this dictionary with over 250 new entries. It offers broad coverage of all aspects related to the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences. New entries such as "evo-devo", "sister relationship", "polytomy", and "parallel sequencing" make this the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary available.
Useful appendices (The Universal Genetic Code Geologic Time-Scale, SI Units, Plant Classification, Fungi Classification) and a dedicated companion website featuring web links to relevant online resources support and enhance the A to Z entries.
"Allaby succeeds remarkably well over a wide range of discipline [...] leaves one a better informed person, and who could ask for more from a dictionary?"
- Times Higher Education Supplement
"[...] a very useful first dictionary for biologists with an interest in plants [...]"
- Alan Cadogan, Journal of Biological Education, Vol. 41(4)
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences
The Universal Genetic Code
The Geologic Time-Scale
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Michael Allaby has written many books on nature and environmental science. He is the General Editor of the Oxford Dictionaries of Zoology and Ecology, and co-author of the Dictionary of Earth Sciences. Other publications include the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate; The Facts on File Weather and Climate Handbook; and the DK Guide to Weather.