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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability   Reference library

Reference type:
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
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:
215,387 words
Illustration(s):
367
Over 3,200 entries This dictionary provides definitions and explanations for chemical engineering terms in areas including: materials, energy balances, reactions, separations, ... 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:
2014
Subject:
Science and technology, Mathematics and Computer Science
Length:
187,405 words
Illustration(s):
628
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
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
Illustration(s):
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
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
Illustration(s):
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 Astronomy

A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Astronomy and Cosmology
Length:
337,233 words
Illustration(s):
59
‘An enormous amount of obscure data is satisfactorily explained here’ Times Literary Supplement Over 4,300 entries Compiled with the help of a team of expert ... More
A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
401,393 words
Illustration(s):
176
Over 5,800 entries This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular ... More
A Dictionary of Biomedicine

A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Over 10,000 entries This new edition fills the need to define the specialist language used within an evolving field by offering clear, concise definitions of even the most ... 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:
288,885 words
Illustration(s):
563
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 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:
388,327 words
Illustration(s):
791
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 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:
295,656 words
Illustration(s):
117
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 Electronics and Electrical Engineering

A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
278,822 words
Illustration(s):
835
Over 5,200 entries This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing clear, concise, and ... More
A Dictionary of Energy Science

A Dictionary of Energy Science   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Science
Length:
41,441 words
Illustration(s):
66
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
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
302,941 words
Illustration(s):
31
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 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:
307,475 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 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:
267,650 words
Illustration(s):
127
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 Geology and Earth Sciences

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
445,602 words
Illustration(s):
133
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 Mechanical Engineering

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
288,152 words
Illustration(s):
429
Over 8,000 entries This Dictionary provides definitions and explanations for mechanical engineering terms in clear and concise A to Z entries, many illustrated. This new edition ... More
A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
Length:
246,637 words
Illustration(s):
377
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 Physics

A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Physics
Length:
305,289 words
Illustration(s):
358
Over 4,000 entries This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect progress in physics and related fields. It sees expansion to the areas of cosmology, astrophysics, ... More

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