Comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, as well as key terms from medicine and palaeontology. There are also feature articles on important topics, such as genetically modified organisms. As new print editions are published, the online version is updated.
5,000 entries ranging from acid rain, CFCs, and the greenhouse effect to the food-chain and the gene bank, the dictionary provides entries on all aspects of ecology and the environmental sciences. Subjects, from plant and animal physiology, animal behaviour, evolution, environmental pollution, and conservation to climatology, meteorology, geomorphology, and oceanography are included; as well as developments in the areas of molecular ecology, conservation, and the management of habitats. Biographical notes on eminent ecologists and other scientists.
Over 5,000 entries on topics from biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, bio-geography, earth history, and the earth sciences. There is worldwide coverage of taxonomic groups - one-third of the entries are devoted to taxa, from bacteria and fungi to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants.
1,300 entries for scientists of the last 2,500 years. From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this dictionary of scientists spans over 2,500 years, and covers all areas of science, from physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of mathematics and technology. Offering clear explanations of the science itself as well as its historical significance, the dictionary includes coverage of all Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, physiology, and medicine.
5,000 entries on all aspects of the study of animals for students and amateur naturalists. Wide coverage of all relevant topics including animal behaviour, genetics, evolutionary studies, ecology, physiology, genetics, cytology, Earth history, and zoogeography.