The American Heritage Science Dictionary

The American Heritage Science Dictionary

Book - 2005
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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
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2005.
ISBN: 9780618455041
0618455043
Call Number: 503 AMERICAN
Characteristics: viii, 695 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Science -- Dictionaries.
Alternative Title: Science dictionary

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