The Penguin Dictionary of Science

The Penguin Dictionary of Science

Book - 2009
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The Penguin Dictionary of Science covers all the important topics in this key subject area, including chemistry, physics, molecular biology, biochemistry, human anatomy, mathematics, astronomy and computing. Superbly comprehensive and accessible, this newly updated dictionary is the ideal reference tool for anyone who needs to understand scientific terms, whether student, researcher or enthusiastic layperson.

Provides clear definitions of some 7,000 scientific terms Gives succinct explanations of fundamental terms (ammonia, base pairing, cell) and more specialist concepts (allosteric enzyme, Bravais lattice, close packing) Covers individual elements and chemical compounds in detail Contains appendices ranging form lists of SI units and fundamental constants to the periodic table and an outline classification of living organisms Includes hundreds of illustrations and diagrams

'There should be one in each lab for reference.' School Science Review

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2009
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780141037967
0141037962
Characteristics: xvi, 744 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lord, N. J.
Clugston, M. J.

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