Encyclopedia of Biology

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Overview

Encyclopedia of Biology is a reference that provides current and accurate information on the subject for high school and college students. Comprehensive coverage includes significant discoveries in biology, in addition to definitions of basic terms, thought-provoking essays, and capsule biographies of notable scientists. Featuring more than 800 cross-referenced entries, the encyclopedia includes nine essays, interspersed throughout the text.

Contains approximately 800 alphabetical entries, prose essays on important topics, line illustrations, and black-and-white photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816048595
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: The Facts on File Science Library
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Blood identification through the ages 44
Human cytogenetics : historical overview and latest developments 67
The Karner Blue - New York's endangered butterfly 111
Insects and man - an exotic dilemma 158
Science and the spiritual factor 170
Silk degrees : a tale of moths and people, part one 200
Sassafras and its lepidopteran cohorts, or bigger and better caterpillars through chemistry 202
Silk Degrees : a tale of moths and people, part two 228
Egyptian mummies : brief history and radiological studies 233
App Biology software and animations sources 365
App Nobel laureates relating to biology 367
App Biochemical cycles 379
App The "tree of life" 381
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