The Penguin Dictionary of Science
ISBN 9780141037967 | 768 pages | 28 Jul 2009 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The ultimate science handbook"Concise, rigorous, and lucid."
Covering everything from chemistry to human anatomy, mathematics to molecular biology, and physics to computing, this fully updated third edition is superbly comprehensive, accessible, and the ideal reference tool for students, researchers, or anyone who is curious about how the world works. Readers will find:
• Clear definitions of some 7,000 scientific terms
• Succinct explanations of fundamental terms (ammonia, base pairing, cell) and more specialist concepts (allosteric enzyme, Bravais lattice, close packing)
• Appendices ranging from lists of SI units and fundamental constants to the periodic table and an outline classification of living organisms
• Hundreds of illustrations and diagrams
"There should be one in each lab for reference."
-School Science Review (UK)
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