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Published: 23 May 2017

960 Pages | More than 200

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198738374

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A Dictionary of Science

Seventh Edition

Edited by Jonathan Law

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Over 9,500 clear and concise entries, including bone morphogenetic protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube Experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and World Wide Telescope
  • More than 250 entries illustrated with straightforward, labelled diagrams
  • Covers biology (including human biology), chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy
  • Contains short biographies of leading scientists from around the world
  • Full page illustrated features on subjects such as the solar system and genetically modified organisms
  • Useful appendices for easy reference include SI units and unit conversion, fundamental constants, the solar system, geological time scale, the periodic table, and up-to-date phylogenetic trees for plant and animal evolution
  • Mini-chronologies support key entries
  • Recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Science companion website