Ultimate Visual Dictionary of Science

Ultimate Visual Dictionary of Science

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Answers questions about physics, chemistry, life sciences, earth sciences, astronomy, electronics, and mathematics with pictures and diagrams

Book News
A visually dazzling reference revealing the world of science, using some 1,600 color photos and illustrations, each one annotated in detail. Cross sections and diagrams provide a unique perspective on everything from the structure of a flower to the Big Bang. Covers some 15,000 terms, with about 170 major entries in sections on physics, chemistry, life sciences and ecology, human anatomy, Earth sciences, astronomy and astrophysics, electronics and computer science, and mathematics. Includes biographies of key figures, and a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Containing more than 200,000 words, 1,400 color photographs, and two hundred illustrations, an innovative reference answers tough questions about science with vibrant and helpful pictures, accompanied by a straightforward text to make the intricate subject of science more accessible. 20,000 first printing.
"In the tradition of this publisher's other visual dictionaries, this volume is crammed full of clear, easily understandable, full-color illustrations and charts explaining various scientific concepts and phenomena. Brief textual descriptions of most concepts accompany the illustrations. The arrangement is by broad disciplines, and coverage includes chemistry, physics, medicine, the life sciences, astronomy, earth science, electronics, computer science, and much more. This wonderfully informative and inexpensive volume will be useful for all audiences from middle school to adult".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Publisher: New York : DK Pub., c1998
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780789435125
Characteristics: 448 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: DK Publishing, Inc
Alternative Title: Visual dictionary of science


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