Set a new standard of excellence by adding the Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology to your reference collection. The most complete, authoritative dictionary of science available, this single-source reference features
Approximately 124,000 fully defined entries, not counting abbreviationsthe largest range of vocabulary ever compiled in a science dictionary.
Complete 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 áreaits meaning, history, and impli-cationsby 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 ali 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 panei of eminent scientists.
A single-volume, 8 1/2" x 11", double-column format with boldfaced entries that offer the reader easy access to definitions.
Lightweight, acid-free paper.