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Published: 26 March 2010

912 Pages | Over 200 diagrams

ISBN: 9780199561469

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A Dictionary of Science

Sixth Edition

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin

Oxford Quick Reference

  • Over 9,200 clear and concise entries and more than 200 diagrams
  • Covers biology, human biology, chemistry, physics, the earth sciences, and astronomy
  • Contains short biographies of leading scientists
  • Full page illustrated features on such subjects 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 and the periodic table
  • Mini-chronologies support key entries
  • Recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up-to-date via the Dictionary of Science companion website

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of global warming, forensic science, astrophysics, quantum theory, and the solar system.