Dictionary of Biology

Dictionary of Biology

by Elizabeth Martin
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university.

With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative

…  See more details below

Overview

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university.

With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus.

Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution.

Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Ideally suited to students of biology, at either secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in the life sciences."--Journal of Anatomy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198609179
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
730
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Hine was educated at Kings College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >