The American Heritage Science Dictionary

The American Heritage Science Dictionary

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Houghton
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary defines the working vocabulary of the sciences in language that general readers can read and enjoy. Clearly written and richly illustrated, the dictionary covers all the major fields of science, from the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to the applied realms of medicine, ecology, and computer science. Each entry is written in an easy-to-understand style, and many entries are accompanied by instructive photographs and drawings. Important scientific concepts, such as relativity, genetic sequencing, and plate tectonics, are further explained in notes accompanying the entries.
The dictionary also includes biographical entries that describe the achievements of great scientists, from ancients like Archimedes and Aristotle to modern scientists like Rosalyn Yalow and Roger Sperry. With cross-references linking related entries and informative tables and charts, The American Heritage® Science Dictionary is the perfect reference book for people looking to improve their science literacy, complete homework assignments, or understand breakthroughs reported in the headlines.

8,500 entries in all areas of science Over 350 photographs and drawings 320 biographies of notable scientists 175 notes on key scientific concepts Useful tables and charts


Baker & Taylor
Accessible and packed with great information, this new science dictionary offers readers a handy reference to everything from quarks to protoplasm, featuring 8,500 entries, 350 photographs and drawings, and much, much more.

Book News
This dictionary for nonspecialists is designed with the idea of helping to reinvigorate scientific curiosity in America. Editors Pickett, Spitz, and Groat, whose backgrounds lie in science and linguistics, compile more than 8,500 terms in all fields of science, along with brief biographies of many of history's influential scientific thinkers, from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking. Each entry offers a clear definition; some include extended discussions. Key concepts (e.g. nanotechnology, relativity) are explained in detailed notes. Many entries are cross-referenced. The volume includes b&w drawings and photos, and a chronology of scientific discovery. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The all-new American Heritage Science Dictionary defines the working vocabulary of modern science in language that nonspecialists can readily understand. All the major fields of science are covered, from the fundamental disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to the applied realms of medicine, earth science, high technology, and anthropology.
Every entry begins with a clearly worded definition that encapsulates the term's central meaning. Many entries include additional information necessary for the comprehension of underlying or related ideas. Important scientific concepts, such as relativity, genomic sequencing, and plate tectonics, are further explained in detailed notes that follow their associated entries.
The Dictionary also includes a variety of biographical entries describing the achievements of notable scientists, from ancient figures like Archimedes and Aristotle to modern scientists like Rosalyn Yalow and Roger Sperry. In addition, hundreds of photographs and precisely rendered drawings enhance the understanding of scientific meaning.
With numerous cross-references linking related entries and a series of handy tables and charts that facilitate the understanding of key concepts and principles, The American Heritage Science Dictionary is the perfect resource for people looking to improve their science literacy, complete homework assignments, or understand the latest scientific breakthroughs reported in the news.

Baker
& Taylor

A new science dictionary offering readers a reference to everything from quarks to protoplasm features 8,500 entries, 350 photographs and drawings, cross-references linking related entries, tables and charts, and biographical information.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2005
ISBN: 0618455043
Branch Call Number: R503 AME
Characteristics: viii, 695 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Science dictionary

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