Stock Image

Encyclopedia of Genetics Revised Edition - 2 Volume Set

Ness, Bryan D. & Knight, Jeffrey A. (eds)

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1587651491 / ISBN 13: 9781587651496
Published by Salem Press, Inc., Pasadena, California/Hackensack, New Jersey, 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Xochi's Bookstore & Gallery (Truth or consequences, NM, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 17, 2004

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 45.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

2vol.set: 863pp.+index; HBs gray w/blk.&white; slight rub w/some scuff on spines; library stamps&stickers; clean,tight pgs. Vol.1: A-Hybr, pgs.1-440. Vol.2: Hybr-Z, pgs.441-863+indexes. illus. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 013485

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Encyclopedia of Genetics Revised Edition - 2...

Publisher: Salem Press, Inc., Pasadena, California/Hackensack, New Jersey

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jackets

Edition: Second Printing.

Book Type: Ex-Library

About this title


This two-volume set provides a thorough coverage of the basics of genetics from historical, scientific and social issues perspectives. This revised edition adds more than 60 new overview essays and 26 new sidebars to the original entries, reflecting the rapid developments in this branch of science.

From Booklist:

Intended for the nonscientist, this welcome update to the first edition (1999) offers 64 new essays on current topics, reflecting the swift pace of discovery in the field. Of the 172 original entries, 7 have been dropped because they were no longer relevant and 26 were completely rewritten. Some 131 of the entries were revised and updated. Overall, the revised edition has increased in number of essays as well as in word length, consisting of 233 signed essays from Aggression to XYY Syndrome. This edition also features 25 new mini-essays that offer treatment of noteworthy or current subtopics appended to main entries.

Each volume starts with an alphabetical list of contents. The essays all follow a similar format. Each begins with top matter that lists "Field of Study" offering one or more subdisciplines under which the topic falls. This is followed by "Significance," which provides a definition of the topic and a summary of its importance. Next are definitions of "Key Terms." Headings break the main body of each essay into clearly defined subtopics. The articles conclude with see also references as well as a list of further reading. All of the individual essays' bibliographies are new or updated. About half of the essays include "Web Sites of Interest" directing users to Web sites of government agencies, professional or academic societies, support organizations, and a few relevant personal URLs. Basic black-and-white photographs and charts supplement the text.

The set concludes with several appendixes. The biographical dictionary of important geneticists, time line of major developments in genetics, glossary, and bibliography have been revised. Two new appendixes, a list of Nobel prizes for discoveries in genetics and a list of Web sites, have been added. To help users locate subjects according to area of study, a category index, a personages index, and a comprehensive subject index are included at the end of the second volume. There is no index in volume 1.

Macmillan's Genetics (2002) has a more appealing layout and better graphics and is more suited to the student with no background in the topic. World of Genetics (Gale, 2001) includes more articles (800) although they are generally shorter in length. The Salem set provides clear explanations and is recommended for college and high-school libraries as well as any public library that has a large science collection. Maren Ostergard
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

3,000 sq ft 25,000 + books mostly out of print, rare, many foreign language. especialyl strong in NATIVE AMERICA, WESTERN AMERICANA,SCIENCE, TECHNICAL,ART. Been here 23 yers still buying daily.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Form of Payment: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Money Orders, Checks

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Cash on Delivery (COD) Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)