Henderson's Dictionary of Biology

Henderson's Dictionary of Biology

by Eleanor Lawrence
     
 

With over 22,000 entries covering terms from all areas of the biological sciences, Henderson's Dictionary of Biology continues to be the most comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant volume of its kind. This fourteenth edition has been updated in response to changes in the core life-sciences fields, and includes new terms from bioinformatics, genomics

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Overview

With over 22,000 entries covering terms from all areas of the biological sciences, Henderson's Dictionary of Biology continues to be the most comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant volume of its kind. This fourteenth edition has been updated in response to changes in the core life-sciences fields, and includes new terms from bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics.

Key Features

  • clear definitions and additional explanations
  • describes and explains terms from the full range of biological sciences
  •  includes new terms since the last edition, e.g. biodiesel, ficolins, hominin, intelligent design, pyrosequencing, quantitative PCR, quantum dots, quorum sensing, translational research
  •  includes simplified, up-to-date classification tables for the kingdoms of living organisms
  •  new appendix detailing the Geological Timescale

Henderson's Dictionary of Biology continues to provide an essential reference for students, teachers and researchers in any of the biological sciences.

Eleanor Lawrence is a freelance science writer and editor, and co-author of Longman Dictionary of Environmental Science.

 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901408234302
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Edition description:
NE

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourteenth Edition

Abbreviations   

Units and Conversions   

SI Prefixes

Greek Alphabet

Common Latin and Greek Noun Endings   

THE DICTIONARY   

Appendices

1.  An Outline of the Plant Kingdom (Domain Eukarya)

2.  An Outline of the Kindgom Fungi (Domain Eukarya)   

3.  An Outline of the Animal Kingdom (Domain Eukarya)  

4.  An Outline of the Kingdoms Protoctista and Stramenopila (Domain Eukarya)

5.  An Outline of the Domain Bacteria   

6.  An Outline of the Domain Archaea   

7.  Virus Families  

8.  Geological Timescale   

9.  Etymological Origins of Some Common Word Elements in Biology

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