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Published: 26 March 2009

464 Pages | Diagrams and tables


ISBN: 9780199545155

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Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

Second Edition

Elizabeth A. Martin

  • Over 9,700 clear and concise entries - more than 500 new to this edition
  • Follows the recommendations of international scientific bodies such as IUPAC and IUPAP
  • Clear guidance on spellings (American English and British English), punctuation, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes, units and quantities, and symbols
  • Terms cover the fields of physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, astronomy, mathematics, and computer science
  • Superb appendices for quick reference including SI units, mathematical symbols, the electromagnetic spectrum, online resources, and the periodic table

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised and updated content, with new entries in physics, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics
  • Feature entries on key areas, for example, the internet, the naming of organisms, and organic, inorganic, and genetic nomenclature
  • Substantially increased coverage of the life sciences
  • Useful appendices including British/American spelling differences, and online resources for naming genes and for chemical and biochemical nomenclature
  • Small handbook format makes it the ideal desk companion

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