McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 1998 (Mcgraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology)

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9780070524187: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 1998 (Mcgraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology)

Designed to the "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, eighth edition" up-to-date, this text includes major changes and important events which have occurred throughout 1997 in the world of science. The book offers an authoratitive and economical method of keeping the Encyclopedia current, by incorporating comprehensive coverage of all the changes in each major area of science. In addition, cross references in this text lead the reader to relevant articles in the Encyclopedia. There are articles on the following topics: fullerene chemistry; DNA mimicry and mutations; ebola virus greenhouse effect; Jupiter Probe discoveries; Nobel Prizes; stratospheric ozone depletion; and virtual manufacturing.

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This work continues to be the premier encyclopedia in science and engineering, covering every major discipline. Written by more than 3500 experts from universities, business, research centers, and government institutions worldwide, the articles have decreased from 7500 in the previous edition to 7100, with 1600 of them being new or revised. New topics discussed include the human-computer interaction, mad cow disease, paleoseismology, and Tourette's syndrome. The bibliographies cite mostly monographic sources, with publication dates ranging from the 1960s to 1996. More than 13,000 superb illustrations (1750 are new) help clarify and add to the information given in the text, although a few of the color plates are slightly blurry. Other features include a new 25-page "Activities Guide" with 20 suggested activities, which is not very substantial but which high school teachers may find useful. The index volume includes an analytical index with 170,000 terms, a topical index, study guides for six broad subject areas, and a section on scientific notation. This work has been compared to Academic Press's Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (LJ 4/15/93), and the two sources are complementary. Academic's articles are longer and broader, making it an easier source for self-study. But it does not have the scope of McGraw-Hill, which remains essential for academic and large public science reference collections that can afford it. [A print/electronic combination?ISBN 0-07-052418-1?is available at the special price of $2400.?Ed.]?Teresa Berry, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxvill.
-?Teresa Berry, Univ. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxville
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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