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Oxford Dictionary of Biology

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Oxford Dictionary of Biology

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading...

NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€13 approx

Series: Oxford Quick Reference (formerly Oxford Paperback Reference)

By: Elizabeth Martin(Editor), Robert S Hine(Editor)

704 pages, illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2008 | Edition: 6 | #170551 | ISBN-13: 9780199204625
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Fully revised and updated for the sixth edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With over 5,200 clear and concise entries, over 300 of them new to this edition, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry.

Features include biographical entries on key scientists and highlighted entries on important topics such as bioinformatics, genomics, molecular evolution, and protein structure, with further reading suggestions. Appendices include classification of the animal and plant kingdoms; geological timescale; major mass extinctions of species; model organisms and their genomes; and Nobel prizewinners - the last two new to this edition.


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."



Biochemistry chronolgy
Bioinformatics (feature)
Cell Biology chronology
Genetically modified organisms (Feature)
Genetics chronology
Learning in animals (Feature)
Microarray technology (Feature)
Microscopy chronology
RNA interference (Feature)
Viruses (Feature)
Vitamins chronolgy

1: SI Units
2: Simplified classification of the animal kingdom
3: Simplified classification of the plant kingdom
4: Geological time scale
5: Major mass extinctions of species
6: Model organisms and their genomes
7: Nobel prizewinning contributions to biology
8: Useful websites

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