Concise Science Dictionary
Alan Isaacs, John Daintith, Elizabeth Martin
Oxford University Press, 1996 - Science - 794 pages
Written in a clear, explanatory style, the new Third Edition of the "Concise Science Dictionary" contains more than 8,500 entries relating to physics, chemistry, biology (including human biology), the earth sciences, and astronomy, as well as terms that are commonly encountered in mathematics and computer science. The new edition has been expanded to reflect recent advances in molecular biology, genetics and genetic engineering, particle physics, cosmology, and fullerene chemistry, immunology, and the techniques and material new to all the sciences. Providing both straightforward definitions and invaluable background information on a wide range of scientific words, concepts, and topics, the entries also offer line-drawings whenever the meaning is best conveyed by way of a diagram. Charts and tables of essential scientific information are also integrated throughout.
With an extensive cross-referencing system that allows readers to place each entry in a broader scientific context, periodic tables, tables of SI units, and classifications of the plant and animal kingdoms, the "Concise Science Dictionary" is invaluable for non-specialists and students, and an essential resource for professionals seeking an accessible guide to all scientific disciplines.