A Dictionary of Biology

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Robert Hine
Oxford University Press, Apr 18, 2019 - Mathematics - 736 pages
This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular expansion to the areas of research design and plant and animal development. Over 120 new entries include "de-extinction", "ecological footprint", "rewilding", and "Zika virus", now totalling over 5,600 authoritative and up-to-date entries.

Numerous appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, SI units, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on anatomical terms. With new diagrams and updated web links, this remains the market-leading dictionary for students of biology, both at high school and college level.

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Robert Hine was educated at King's College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.Contributors:Editor of the 7th and 8th Editions: Robert Hine BSc, MScEditor of the 1st to 6th Editions: Elizabeth Martin MA (Market House Books Ltd)Advisers:B. S. Beckett BSc, BPhil, MA(Ed)R. A. Hands BSCMichael Lewis MAW. D. Phillips PhDContributors:Tim Beardsley BALionel Bender BScBelinda Cupid MSc, PhDJohn Clark BScH. M. Clarke MA, MScE. K. Daintith BScMalcolm Hart BSc, MIBiolElaine Holmes BSc, PhDAnne Lockwood BScJ. Valerie Neal BSc, PhDR. A. Prince MAMichael Ruse BSc, PhDBrian Stratton BSc, MScElizabeth Tootill BSc, MSc

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