Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology

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J. M. Lackie
Chambers, 2007 - Reference - 1364 pages
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With its unrivalled coverage of scientific and technical terms, Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology has long been an essential reference tool for students, professionals and general readers. This newly revised and updated edition contains more than 50,000 clear and accessible entries on an impressively wide range of subjects.

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Contents

Active transport
3
Aerodynamics
15
Angiosperms flowering plants
46
Astronomical telescope
74
Autoimmunity
83
Binding energy of the nucleus
119
Black hole
127
Bonding
138
Grand unified theories
539
viii
555
Hardness measurements
562
HertzsprungRussell diagram
575
Immune response
612
Internet
638
Laser
681
Lifetime study of the nuclear bomb survivors
696

Human brain
147
C4 photosynthetic pathway
167
Calvin cycle photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle
173
Cell cycle
193
Ceramics processing
203
Chromosome
219
Climatic change
229
Communications satellite
249
Cosmic rays
280
Creep and deformation
289
Crystal lattice
297
DNA and the genetic code
310
Drilling
329
Earthquake
385
Elastomers
395
Electron microscope
401
Enzyme
408
Fatigue
415
Ferromagnetics and ferrimagnetics
455
Food irradiation
484
Galaxy
507
Gels
517
Genetic manipulation
520
Mitochondrion
774
Mortality
787
Nonionizing fields and radiation
822
Oklo natural fission reactor
838
Paper and papermaking
866
Plate tectonics
916
Polymers
930
Printed hybrid and integrated circuits
953
Pulsar
968
Quasar
982
Redshiftdistance relation
1010
Risk assessment
1035
Rusting
1048
Semiconductor fabrication
1076
Silicon silica silicates
1094
Space
1117
Wis
1143
Sun as a star
1166
Thermosets
1206
SI prefixes
1325
The constellations
1338
Taxonomy of living organisms
1351
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