Penguin Dictionary of Biology (Eleventh Edition) (Penguin Reference Series) / Edition 11

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Overview

The Penguin Dictionary of Biology defines some 6,000 terms relating to this rich, complex, and constantly expanding subject-from amino acids, bacteria, and the cell cycle to X-ray diffraction, Ychromosomes, and zygotes. Long established as the definitive single-volume source, the dictionary has now been extensively updated for its eleventh edition. With expanded encyclopedic entries to explain the most crucial concepts, it explores the very latest discoveries and developments, containing more than 400 new entries to take account of the latest thinking on genetics, human physiology, disease, and cell biology. All key botanical and zoological concepts as well as the core vocabulary of biochemistry, immunology, evolutionary theory, and ecology are defined in depth, making this the ideal reference for students, teachers, professionals, and amateur biologists."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141013961
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Dictionary, Penguin Series
  • Edition description: Eleventh Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 695,332
  • Product dimensions: 5.11 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Thain has taught biology at Harrow since 1969. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a council member of the London Natural History Society.

Michael Hickman has been professor of botany at the University of Alberta, Canada, since 1981.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    A Must Have for the Biology Student

    This handy, portable reference book has proven itself more useful than many of my college textbooks. If ever I cannot find a definition in the glossary of a textbook, inevitably, its in this dictionary. Aside from biology, this book could be useful in botany, ecology, and practically all of the earth sciences and beyond. Any biology-related science student would find this book invaluable.

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