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The book includes 115,000 fully-defined entries, not counting abbreviations; 122 fields of science covered; single volume, double-column format, well illustrated. The CD-ROM version enhances the user-friendly environment offered by the printed version.
A Dictonary of Science and Technology. Color Illustration Section. Symbols and Units. Fundamental Physical Constants. Measurement Conversion. Periodic Table of the Elements. Atomic Weights. Particles. The Solar System. Geologial Timetable. Five-Kingdom Classification of Organisms. Chronology of Modern Science. Photo Credits.
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