A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics / Edition 2

A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics / Edition 2

by R. J. Lincoln, G. A. Boxshall, P. F. Clark
     
 

The dynamic nature of science and scientific progress has required a completely revised, updated and expanded version of this book, which remains the most wide-ranging and comprehensive dictionary for the study of natural history in its broadest sense. The revision - which now includes over 11000 entries - retains the style of the original: a working dictionary… See more details below

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The dynamic nature of science and scientific progress has required a completely revised, updated and expanded version of this book, which remains the most wide-ranging and comprehensive dictionary for the study of natural history in its broadest sense. The revision - which now includes over 11000 entries - retains the style of the original: a working dictionary providing brief definitions for students, teachers, researchers and others having an interest within the broad arena of biodiversity studies. The coverage cuts across classical disciplines such as botany, zoology, bacteriology, mineralogy, palaeontology and so forth, focusing particularly on concepts, strategies and methodologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438421
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Dictionary: Appendix 1. Geological time scale; Appendix 2. Terrestrial chronology of the quaternary ice age in the northern hemisphere; Appendix 3. Marine oxygen isotope chronology of the quternary ice age; Appendix 4. Wallace's zoogeographical regions; Appendix 5. Phytogeographical regions; Appendix 6. Terrestrial biomes; Appendix 7. Tectonic plates; Appendix 8. Major oceanic surface currents; Appendix 9. Marine depth zones; Appendix 10. Lacustrine depth zones; Appendix 11. Soil profile and horizon nomenclature; Appendix 12. Zonation of the atmosphere; Appendix 13. Plankton size categories; Appendix 14. Sediment particle size categories; Appendix 15. Taxonomic hierarchy; Appendix 16. SI units; Appendix 17. Temperature conversion chart; Appendix 18. The beaufort wind scale; Appendix 19. Chemical elements; Appendix 20. The electromagnetic spectrum; Appendix 21. Composition of the atmosphere; Appendix 22. Global distribution of water; Appendix 23. The genetic code and amino acids; Appendix 24. Signs and symbols; Appendix 25. Acronyms and abbreviations; Appendix 26. Latin abbreviations; Appendix 27. Greek and Russian alphabets: Roman numerals; Appendix 28. Proof correction marks; Appendix 29. International paper sizes.

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