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A dictionary of science

Author: Jonathan Law
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Oxford quick reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
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Features short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the solar system and genetically modified organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Law
ISBN: 9780198738374 0198738374
OCLC Number: 980880502
Description: 1006 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: A dictionary of science --
Atomic theory chronology --
Big-bang theory (feature) --
Biochemistry chronology --
Cell biology chronology --
Cosmology chronology --
Crystal defects (feature) --
Electronics chronology --
El niño (feature) --
Explosives chronology --
Genetically modified organisms (feature) --
Learning in animals (feature) --
Microscopy chronology --
Moon exploration chronology --
Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (feature) --
Plastics chronology --
Polymers (feature) --
Refrigeration (feature) --
Solar system (feature) --
Telescopes, optical astronomical (feature) --
Vitamins chronology --
Appendices --
SI units --
Fundamental constants --
The solar system --
Geological time scale --
Simplified phylogenetic tree for plants --
Simplified phylogenetic tree of the animal kingdom --
The periodic table --
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Series Title: Oxford quick reference.
Other Titles: Oxford dictionary of science
Responsibility: general editor, Jonathan Law (Market House Books).

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This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and  Read more...

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Oxford Dictionary of Science does a sound job of covering the science bases. * Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation * Handy and readable...for scientists aged nine to ninety * Nature * All entries are clear Read more...

 
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