McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 5th Edition

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9780071429573: McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 5th Edition

* The most widely used science reference of its kind

* More than 7,000 concise articles covering more than 90 disciplines of science and technology, all in one volume

* Based on the content of the world-respected McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th Edition

* More than 1600 two-color illustrations

* Features numerous cross-referenences, an extensive index, and bibliographies

* Appendix with biographical listings of important scientists, listings of scientific symbols and units, mathematical notations, fundamental concepts, and more

* Extensively updated with 1500 new and rewritten articles

* Includes coverage of the hottest areas of science and technology, including biomedical science, chemistry, cosmology, information science, environmental science, nanotechnology, and theoretical physics

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition is based on the content of the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Ninth Edition, the most widely used science reference of its kind. Readers will find concise, authoritative, and up-to-date articles on every major field of science and technology -- by authors at the forefront of their fields and including numerous Nobel Prize winners.

Written in clear, simple language understandable to students and general readers, yet with sufficient depth for scientists, educators, and researchers, this definitive resource provides:

  • 7,300 concise articles covering disciplines of science and technology from acoustics to zoology
  • Extensively revised content with 3000+ new and rewritten articles
  • Current and critical advances in fast-developing fields such as biomedical science, chemistry, cosmology, information service, environmental science, nanotechnology, and physics
  • More than 1,600 two-color illustrations
  • Hundreds of tables and charts
  • 1,300 biographical sketches of famous scientists
  • Index containingf 30,000 entries
  • Cross references to related articles
  • Appendix including Bibliographies

Carefully reviewed for clarity and accuracy, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology offers a breadth of coverage and standard of excellence unavailable in any other single volume reference.

FIELDS COVERED INCLUDE:
Acoustics
Aeronautics
Agriculture
Anthropology
Archeology
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Computers
Cosmology
Engineering
Environmental science
Forensic science
Forestry
Genetics
Geography
Geology
Immunology
Information science
Materials science
Mathematics
Medicine and pathology
Meteorology
Microbiology
Nanotechnology
Navigation
Neuroscience
Oceanography
Paleontology
Physics
Physiology
Psychiatry
Psychology
Telecommunications
Theoretical physics
Thermodynamics
Veterinary medicine
Virology
Zoology

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The McGraw-Hill Editorial Staff, based in New York City, also edits the renowned McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, now in its ninth edition, and is one of the most skilled, experienced and respected editorial teams in the field of scientific publishing.

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