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American Heritage Science Dictionary

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ISBN-10: 061888274X

ISBN-13: 9780618882748

Edition: 2008

Authors: Houghton Mifflin Company Staff, American Heritage Dictionary Editors, Paul Hellweg

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"The all-new American Heritage Science Dictionary defines the working vocabulary of modern science in language that nonspecialists can readily understand. All the major fields of science are covered, from the fundamental disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to the applied realms of medicine, earth science, high technology, and anthropology. Entries are up-to-date and relevant, encompassing the most recently discovered elements, changes in the way we view our solar system since the demotion of Pluto to the status of dwarf planet, and the latest medical breakthroughs." "Every entry begins with a clearly worded definition that encapsulates the term's central meaning. Many entries include additional information necessary for a fuller comprehension of underlying or related ideas. Important scientific concepts, such as relativity, genomic sequencing, and plate tectonics, are further explained in detailed notes that follow their associated entries." "The Dictionary also includes a variety of biographical entries describing the achievements of notable scientists, from ancient figures like Archimedes and Aristotle to modern scientists like Roger Sperry and Rosalyn Yalow. In addition, hundreds of photographs and precisely rendered drawings enhance the understanding of scientific meaning." "With numerous cross-references linking related entries and a series of handy tables and charts that facilitate the understanding of key concepts and principles, The American Heritage Science Dictionary is the perfect resource for people looking to improve their science literacy, complete homework assignments, or understand the latest scientific breakthroughs reported in the news."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Paul Hellweg has written 11 nonfiction books and is a poet and film producer. He has also taught at California State University, Northbridge.