The new edition of the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Science invites students to explore the multi-faceted and fascinating world of science. From basic science to the latest modern developments, its clear, vivid language makes science understandable, exciting and fun. Extensively updated, the Encyclopedia covers the applied and technological sciences. Articles address everything from atom smashers and the greenhouse effect to computer-aided design and AIDS, discussing the latest discoveries, theories, facts, and figures on all the hottest science topics. Twelve Volumes This set has been updated and revised to reflect some of the latest developments in science and technology. . . The set is copiously illustrated with full-color photographs, computer-generated art, drawings, charts, and diagrams, with captions which extend the textual information. Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ...the authors have gauged both the vocabulary and the level of detail well for the intended audience. This is a worthy supplementary addition to reference collections. School Library Journal
An encyclopedia of science and technology, covering such areas as the Earth, astronomy, plants and animals, medicine, the environment, manufacturing, communication, and transportation.