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A Dictionary of Biology
     

A Dictionary of Biology

by Elizabeth Martin
 

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Fully revised and updated for the sixth edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With nearly 5,500 clear and concise entries, over 400 of them new to this edition, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Features include biographical entries on key

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Fully revised and updated for the sixth edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With nearly 5,500 clear and concise entries, over 400 of them new to this edition, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Features include biographical entries on key scientists, chronologies charting developments in major fields including cell biology, genetics, microscopy, and vitamins, and double-page feature articles on important topics such as bioinformatics, genetically modified organisms, microarray technology, and RNA interference. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, and Nobel prizewinners - the last two new to this edition.

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"Ideally suited to students of biology, at either secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in the life sciences."—Journal of Anatomy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191053993
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
02/14/2008
Series:
Oxford Quick Reference
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Hine was educated at Kings College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.

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