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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2017
Over 10,000 entries A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment—its key thinkers, treaties, movements, ... More
A Dictionary of Energy Science

A Dictionary of Energy Science   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2017
Over 700 entries This new dictionary covers terms related to energy technologies and their impact on the world’s energy use. It sets out the principles behind each technology’s ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
Length:
318,362 words
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175
This dictionary covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology, sports sociology, sports ... More
A Dictionary of Space Exploration

A Dictionary of Space Exploration (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
160,857 words
Written by a team of experts, this dictionary covers the fascinating world of space exploration and every aspect of the technology involved. It explains the jargon used in space ... More
A Dictionary of Scientists

A Dictionary of Scientists   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology
Length:
444,603 words
From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date biographical dictionary of scientists currently available. Spanning ... More
A Dictionary of Psychology

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Medicine and health, Psychiatry
Length:
547,289 words
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107
‘Comprehensive, sound, readable, and up-to-date, this is probably the best single-volume dictionary of its kind … Essential wherever psychology matters’ – Library Journal ... More
Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
201,499 words
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73
Over 2,000 entries This accessible dictionary is packed full of authoritative information on foods and drinks, types of diet, sports and activities, ... More
Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

Dictionary Plus Science and Technology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology
Length:
64,173 words
This dictionary comprises authoritative, highly accessible entries on scientific and technological topics of all kinds. These entries are supplementary to other science and technology ... More
A Dictionary of Statistics

A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
131,903 words
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142
‘…this gem of statistical terms is highly recommended to users of statistics at all levels’ – Significance (the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society) ... More
A Dictionary of Physics

A Dictionary of Physics (7 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
273,353 words
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120
Over 3,900 entries This is the most popular dictionary of physics available, and defines all commonly encountered physics terms and concepts, as well as many terms from the ... More
A Dictionary of Computer Science

A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
371,239 words
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73
Over 6,500 entries Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date ... More
A Dictionary of Chemistry

A Dictionary of Chemistry (7 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Chemistry
Length:
269,778 words
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192
Over 5,000 entries Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at ... More
A Dictionary of Astronomy

A Dictionary of Astronomy (2 rev. ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
313,862 words
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49
“This book is rich in peculiarities for the interested observer” – The Independent The revised second edition of this established dictionary contains over ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
165,920 words
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221
Over 3,000 entries Authoritative and reliable, this A–Z reference work provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With entries ranging from ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
2.48 million words
887 entries In this seminal work, experts from around the world provide authoritative coverage of the growing body of knowledge about ways to restore the planet. Focused on ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Over 400 entries Science, medicine, and technology have become increasingly important to the average individual in modern society. The importance of these ... More
A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
407,564 words
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126
Over 7,500 entries The fourth edition of this leading dictionary (previously A Dictionary of Earth Sciences) contains over 7,500 clear and concise entries on all aspects of ... More
A Dictionary of Geography

A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
259,244 words
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Over 3,000 entries Covering all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is an essential guide for students at all levels. It has been fully revised and updated, ... More
A Dictionary of Ecology

A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
281,166 words
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80
Over 6,500 entries Written in a clear, accessible style, this authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary contains entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental ... More
A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology (7 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
345,419 words
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143
Over 4,500 entries Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or ... More
A Dictionary of Zoology

A Dictionary of Zoology (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
338,826 words
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61
Over 6,000 entries This best-selling dictionary covers all aspects of zoology, including terms from the areas of ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, ... More
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Science and technology
Length:
585,229 words
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18
Over 250 Entries Based on the highly acclaimed 2009 publication, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, this work includes complete coverage of ... More
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
221,131 words
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53
Over 8,000 entries This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of ... More
A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
238,740 words
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184
Over 7,400 entries This new Dictionary provides definitions and explanations for mechanical engineering terms in the core areas of design, stress analysis, dynamics and ... More
A Dictionary of Genetics

A Dictionary of Genetics (8 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
307,480 words
Illustration(s):
291
Over 7,500 entries This eighth edition of A Dictionary of Genetics contains over 7,500 up-to-date and cross-referenced entries, including 540 that are ... More
A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
76,409 words
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9
Over 480 entries Covering every aspect of animal behaviour from adaptation to warning, this accessible A–Z also includes terms from the related fields of ecology, physiology and ... More
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
207,990 words
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58
Over 3,200 entries This dictionary provides definitions and explanations for chemical engineering terms in areas including: materials, energy balances, reactions, separations, ... More
A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability

A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science
Length:
31,046 words
Over 300 entries A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability consists of over 300 A to Z entries relating to these subjects, expanding on ... More
A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
285,414 words
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56
Over 7,600 entries Completely revised and updated with over 250 new entries, the third edition of this dictionary offers broad coverage of all aspects related to the field of ... More
A Dictionary of Forensic Science

A Dictionary of Forensic Science   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
93,887 words
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73
Over 1,300 entries Forensic scientists apply scientific analysis in a legal context and play a vital role in solving crimes. Sometimes the collection of ... More
The Diner’s Dictionary

The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 2,300 entries Seasoned generously with literary wit, The Diner’s Dictionary is a veritable feast, tracing the origins and history of over 2,300 gastronomical words and ... More
A Dictionary of the Internet

A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2013
Over 3,500 entries This dictionary provides thousands of terms related to the Web, software technology, jargon, e-commerce, security, and the technical and ... More
A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
213,691 words
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65
Over 8,000 entries The most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an ... More
Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
701,861 words
Illustration(s):
324
For most of history, humans have made every possible effort to accurately foretell the weather, evolving from the use of guesswork, rule of thumb, and signs in the sky to the development ... More
The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
521,393 words
Illustration(s):
88
Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the ... More
The Oxford Companion to Global Change

The Oxford Companion to Global Change   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
499,991 words
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127
‘Clear, thorough, and meticulously researched. An invaluable resource for our changing world.’ - Elizabeth Kolbert, author, Field Notes from a Catastrophe The ... More
The Oxford Book of Health Foods

The Oxford Book of Health Foods   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
"A handy guide to more than a hundred types of food for which health claims have been made." Catholic Library World The health food industry ... More
The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies

The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies (3 rev. ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
114,706 words
Illustration(s):
133
With around one million species, insects and their allies are by far the most successful, variable and bizarre group of living things to have evolved on our planet. Yet much of their ... More
Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
Length:
298,891 words
‘The ideal compendium for non-scientists of any age’ Sunday Times This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science, ... More
A Dictionary of Weather

A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
113,890 words
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39
‘The definitive reference for all things meteorological’ - Bill Giles A new, authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of weather, forecasting, and climate terms ... More
Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
772,625 words
‘the book is almost an encyclopedia. It is comprehensive, thorough, clear, and accurate’ - TIBS The Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology ... More
The Oxford Companion to Cosmology

The Oxford Companion to Cosmology   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
184,686 words
Illustration(s):
147
The Oxford Companion to Cosmology is a comprehensive, yet highly accessible, encyclopedic overview of this enduringly popular subject. Its 350+ in-depth entries - ranging from cosmic ... More
The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
117,266 words
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218
‘Highly recommended…very attractive…Excellent accounts of the biology are given, each written by experts in the field’ - BBC Wildlife There has been a huge ... More
The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
157,385 words
Illustration(s):
252
A breathtaking insight into underwater life, this Encyclopedia offers unrivalled coverage of the fish and aquatic invertebrates that inhabit our rivers, lakes, and oceans. It describes in ... More
The Encyclopedia of Mammals

The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
565,820 words
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751
‘an ultimate in natural history books’ - Irish Times Written by an international team of experts and edited by renowned zoologist Professor David Macdonald, this new edition ... More
Science, Technology, and Society

Science, Technology, and Society   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science, Social sciences
Length:
399,663 words
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3
Science, Technology, and Society contains over 130 A to Z signed articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions and institutes ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Mind

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
798,019 words
Illustration(s):
245
‘a masterful compilation in one volume of virtually every important aspect of mind, brain and consciousness’, Washington Post First published ... More
Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encyclopedia of Global Change   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
895,102 words
Illustration(s):
376
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia ... More
Encyclopedia of Evolution

Encyclopedia of Evolution   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
958,516 words
Illustration(s):
261
2002 Booklist Top 10 Science Reference Sources 2002 Choice Outstanding Title 2003 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 370 entries A comprehensive ... More
A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics
Length:
116,840 words
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14
This comprehensive dictionary provides clear definitions of all the units, prefixes, and styling of the Système International (SI), as well as industry-specific and traditional terms ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Earth

The Oxford Companion to the Earth   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
815,068 words
Illustration(s):
506
The Oxford Companion to the Earth is a unique reference work, offering unrivalled coverage of the Earth Sciences, from volcanoes to flood plains, diamonds to meteors, deserts ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Body

The Oxford Companion to the Body   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
938,329 words
Illustration(s):
126
The Oxford Companion to the Body is a fascinating and authoritative guide to every aspect of the body. It provides concise and readable accounts of the structure and function ... More
The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
Length:
604,391 words
Written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in ... More
The New Encyclopedia of Birds

The New Encyclopedia of Birds   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
317,075 words
Illustration(s):
610
The New Encyclopedia of Birds is the definitive single-volume guide to birds of the world. Entries prepared by a team of renowned biologists and conservationists give a ... More

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