Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, Version 1.0

9780122004018: Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology, Version 1.0

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

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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
Toolbar buttons
Pull-down menus
Keyboard shortcuts

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About the Author:

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.

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