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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
     

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

by McGraw-Hill, Inc.
 

A tradition of excellence continues with the long-awaited Tenth Edition of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

The definitive source for keeping up with the amazing changes in science and technology - complete with more than 1,700 new and updated articles

Free supplemental website available to all

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A tradition of excellence continues with the long-awaited Tenth Edition of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

The definitive source for keeping up with the amazing changes in science and technology - complete with more than 1,700 new and updated articles

Free supplemental website available to all users!

www.mhest.com

Featuring entries written by international leaders in science and technology selected by McGraw-Hill's distinguished board of consulting editors, no other reference so thoroughly and dynamically chronicles the expanding frontier, facts, and trends so vital to students, professionals, and general readers. For more than four decades, McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology has provided readers with the information they need in an understandable, authoritative way that invites critical inquiry and captures the imagination. There is truly nothing else like it and no library can be called complete without it.

Readers will find 7,000+ articles covering nearly 100 fields of science in this amazing 20 volume set. The new Tenth Edition features more than 1,700 new and updated articles, 12,000+ illustrations, and more than 5000 contributors - including 25 Nobel Prize winners. Also new to the Tenth Edition is a companion website that will provide selected updates to the Encyclopedia along with additional material such as special graphics and illustrations.

The logical organization of the 20 volumes, a 500 page analytical index, an extensive topic index, along with Study Guides, make finding information fast and easy.

Cutting-edge topics covered include: Extraterrestrial Intelligence,Cloning, Food Allergy, Genomics, Stem Cells, Cellular Automata, Computational Intelligence, Computer-Aided Circuit Design, Voice-Over IP, Water Supply Engineering, Fossil Humans, Fossil Primates, and many, many more.

More than 5,000 leading international scientists and engineers, including numerous Nobel Prize laureates, have contributed to this edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. All articles are invited upon recommendation by our distinguished board of consulting editors.

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Gr 9 Up -Appearing five years after the ninth edition, the most comprehensive science encyclopedia available continues its noble (if quixotic) mission to provide current information about every aspect of science and technology, on a level that is "understandable and useful to any person of modest technical training." The overall format remains unchanged. From "A15 phases" to "Zygophyllales," the 7000-plus articles are arranged into a single alphabet, followed by a topical index of article titles, 15 subject study guides, and a comprehensive index. Replete with cross-references and specific facts, each article opens with a basic definition, closes with a bibliography, and in between treats its topic in close detail. Copious figures, equations, diagrams, and black-and-white photos appear throughout, supplemented by the occasional color plate. A new feature of this edition is an associated free Web site for updates and multimedia content. As of September 2007, it contains a small group of articles, some reproduced from the print work and others unique to the Web edition, along with some photo sets, though there is no provision for an updated index. Many print articles have been subjected to minor revision since the previous edition, but a mention of Pluto's reclassification is one of the few updates newer than 2005, and even that happened more than a year ago. Still, for readers in search of hard information on criminalistics, cladistics, geophagia, or any of thousands of other specialized topics, there is no more reliable or accessible resource. -John Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070792807
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Edition description:
5th ed
Pages:
15
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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More than 5,000 leading international scientists and engineers, including numerous Nobel Prize laureates, have contributed to this edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. All articles are invited upon recommendation by our distinguished board of consulting editors.

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