Scientific American Science Desk Reference: Everything You Need to Know about Science -- From the Origins of Life to the Ends of the Universe

Scientific American Science Desk Reference: Everything You Need to Know about Science -- From the Origins of Life to the Ends of the Universe

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Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities? Since 1845, Scientific American has answered questions and provided the best information available in all areas of science. Now,

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Who names newly discovered planets? What exactly are black holes? Where are there the most earthquakes? When did the first Homo sapiens walk the earth? Why is the night sky dark? How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities? Since 1845, Scientific American has answered questions and provided the best information available in all areas of science. Now, Scientific American is proud to present an accessible, one-volume reference covering all the sciences. Whether you want to examine the tiniest microbes, the properties of the earth's core, or the farthest reaches of space, this handy desk reference is the resource to turn to for the answers you need.
• Over 500 biographies of key science figures
• Thousands of glossary terms
• Hundreds of useful Web sites
• Tables, charts, diagrams, and illustrations
• Sidebars featuring fascinating facts, mnemonic aids, and quizzes
• Essays exploring ideas in-depth

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This authoritative and affordable single-volume science desk reference covers a range of topics, including measurement, mathematics, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, environment and ecology, biology, the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, the human body, health and disease, computer science, technology, and inventions, discoveries, and prizes. Each chapter presents an overview of the subject, facts displayed as tables and diagrams, subject glossaries, a chronology, achievements of notable scientists, related web sites, and bibliographies for further reading. Given its readability, the great illustrations, and Scientific American's reputation, this reference is highly recommended for both academic and public libraries.--Paul G. Haschak, Southeastern Louisiana Univ., Hammond Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471356752
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Scientific American Series
Edition description:
Desk
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
1,377,870
Product dimensions:
7.97(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.81(d)

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