Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

By: Morris, Christopher (ed.)

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Previous owner's name blacked out on bottom page ends and side page ends; label placed over name on inside of front board. Interior pages clean and unmarked; 2432 pages. Tight binding.


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The Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology is the most comprehensive, authoritative dictionary of science available. Covering 124 fields of science, the Dictionary will make a handsome addition to your reference collection.
Key Features
* Approximately 124,000 fully defined entries, "not counting abbreviations"--the largest range of vocabulary ever compiled in a science dictionary
* Compete coverage of 124 fields of science and technology, including Computer Science, biotechnology, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Behavior, Astronomy, Geology, and more
* "Windows," boxed essays for each of the 124 fields, offering a brief definition of each area its meaning, history, and implications by such prestigious scientists as Michael DeBakey, Stephen Jay Gould, Linus Pauling, Roger Revelle, and Jonas Salk
* Completely up-to-date definitions in such dynamic fields as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Biotechnology
* Extensive cross-references throughout to link overlapping or equivalent entries and guide readers to the preferred terms
* More medical terms overall than any other general scientific dictionary now available
* More coverage of subfields of medicine, including Oncology, Radiology, Hematology, Cardiology, and Toxicology
* Pronunciation guides for difficult or phonetically irregular terms
* Etymologies giving the origin of important scientific terms
* Definitions that are supplemented by examples of current usage
* Abbreviations and proper names defined in the body of the text, rather than in an appendix, for easier reference
* A complete appendix of frequently consulted scientific data, including standard weights and measures and the periodic table
* A Chronology of Science listing all important milestones in the history of science from 1400 to the present
* Nearly 2,000 detailed illustrations and technical photographs, including 24 pages of color plates
* Definitions reviewed for accuracy by a panel of eminent scientist
* A single-volume, 8 1/2" x 11," double-column format with boldfaced entries that offer the ready easy access to definitions
* Lightweight, acid-free pap

Title: Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: Morris, Christopher (ed.)

Categories: Science, General, Technical/Technology, Reference,

Publisher: San Diego, Academic Pr: 1992

ISBN Number: 0122004000

ISBN Number 13: 9780122004001

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: XL

Seller ID: 115002