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

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

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by Michael Thain, Michael Hickman, Raymond Turvey
     
 

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Worried about your maternal effect or biological clock? Need to know a rhizoid from a rhizome? Think you’re going to fail your zoology or botany exam? The Penguin Dictionary of Biology is your saviour, defining some 6000 terms relating to this rich, complex and constantly expanding subject – from amino acids, bacteria and the cell cycle to X-ray

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Worried about your maternal effect or biological clock? Need to know a rhizoid from a rhizome? Think you’re going to fail your zoology or botany exam? The Penguin Dictionary of Biology is your saviour, defining some 6000 terms relating to this rich, complex and constantly expanding subject – from amino acids, bacteria and the cell cycle to X-ray diffraction, Y chromosome and zygotes. Long established as the definitive single-volume source, this dictionary has sold over 200,000 copies and is extensively updated for its eleventh edition.

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A marvelous compendium: accurate, clear and complete. (Matt Ridley, author of Genome)"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141013961
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Dictionary, Penguin Series
Edition description:
Eleventh Edition
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
619,414
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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. He lives in Edmonton.

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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.