Immediate information from the convenience of your desktop will soon be at hand as the award-winning Academic Press Dictionary of Science Technology is now available on CD-ROM. This multiplatform CD-ROM enhances the same features that made the popular Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology comprehensive, informative, and easy-to-use, and now offers a quick, user-friendly environment from the convenience of your desktop.
This exciting new product will benefit high school and college students; science writers; science literates; libraries, including high school, college, research, legal, general, and public; corporate information specialists; and anyone who runs across scientific or technical terms while using a word processor.
This multiplatform CD-ROM enhances the same features that made the popular Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology comprehensive, informative, and easy-to-use:
More than 130,000 entries
Complete coverage of 124 fields--from acoustics to zoology
Each field introduced with a brief essay by an eminent scientist
Clearly labeled fields of application provided for each term
Appendices include the periodic table, a Chronology of Modern Science, standard weights and measures, geological eras, and classification of plants and animals
Hundreds of mathematical equations and chemical structures presented
Phonetic spellings for difficult terms
In addition, the CD-ROM version of the Dictionary now offers a quick, user-friendly environment from the convenience of your desktop:
Click on phonetic spellings to hear pronunciations
Search simply and directly by typing or selecting entry term
Hyperlinks to cross-references
Search for unknown terms from synonyms or related phrases
Sophisticated Boolean search options
Hierarchical display of science and technology fields acts as an additional starting point
Chronology of Modern Science, featured as a separate"book,"can be jointly or separately searched
Access the Dictionary from within your word processor with toolbar icons
New and Exclusive CD-ROM Features
Existing terms updated and new terms added
More than 350 new four-color and black-and-white illustrations plus mathematical equations and chemical structures
Applicable illustrations linked to relative terms
Expanded captions define illustrations to save time and hassle
Usage Notes provide correct and effective scientific writing and can be consulted independently or accessed from key terms
This exciting new product will benefit high school and college students; science writers; science literates; libraries, including high school, college, research, legal, general, and public; corporate information specialists; and anyone who runs acrossscientific or technical terms while using a word processor.
Searches can be limited to specific subject areas
Bookmark your desired areas in the Dictionary
Annotate for yourself or to leave notes for others
Custom spelling dictionaries, based on the APDST terms, come ready to load into major word processors (MS Word, WordPerfect, or Ami Pro)
Same software interface as Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Harbrace College Handbook
Versatile set of tools includes
Bookshelf metaphor adds future titles
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Christopher Morris is owner of Morris Books and a professional lexicographer who has edited more than 20 different dictionaries on a wide variety of subjects. He is editor in chief of the award-winning Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, which provides the largest vocabulary of science yet compiled and features special essays by 120 eminent scientists, including nine Nobel laureates. He served as chief editor of the Macmillan school dictionary series, which includes several of the largest-selling educational dictionaries in U.S. history. He has also been an author of school and college textbooks and has compiled many different scientific glossaries, for fields such as ecology, endocrinology, microbiology, oncology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. He and Cutler Cleveland previously collaborated on the Encyclopedia of Energy, winner of an American Library Association award, for which Dr. Cleveland was editor in chief and he served as chief development editor.From Booklist:
Our review of the print version of this dictionary [RBB Ja 15 93] recommended it highly for public, academic, and high-school libraries. Now all 125,000 entries plus some new terms are available in electronic form. The same disc will run on Windows and Macintosh computers. Enhancements to the CD-ROM version include spoken pronunciation for 3,500 difficult terms and 100 new color illustrations (in addition to the 250 black-and-white illustrations that appeared in the printed work). The chronology of science from the end of the volume has been updated through 1994 and is searchable by year or by word.
The dictionary can be searched by entry terms, or the full text can be searched by keyword. It is possible to do simple keyword searches or Boolean searches using proximity operators and truncation. Every entry in the dictionary is identified by the field(s) of science in which it is used, and the CD-ROM can be searched by these fields. Under seven broad fields, subfields are listed hierarchically. Select a subfield, and all the terms in the dictionary in that subfield are listed. The Window essays that introduced fields in the dictionary and all the appendixes from the print work can also be viewed. Searching is easy, even for the novice. Unfortunately, see references are not hot linked so a second search must be done when a cross-reference is encountered. Though the audio pronunciation is a useful feature, there are thousands of difficult words (e.g., names of enzymes) for which there is neither written nor audio pronunciation. The dictionary can be accessed from within a word processor, which makes it an ideal aid for science writers and editors.
The only competitor to this product is the considerably more expensive Science Navigator [RBB Ag 95], which contains the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology as well as the 105,000-word McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Since the Academic Press Dictionary of Science & Technology is easy to use for ready reference in its print form, the CD-ROM version may not be a high priority for many libraries. However, science libraries and scientists will appreciate the enhanced access at a price that is less than the print version. Sandy Whiteley
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Book Description Academic Press 1996-05-09, 1996. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. 0122004019. Bookseller Inventory # 669580