McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience

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9780071439565: McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience

Based on content from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Fifth Edition, the most widely used and respected science reference of its kind in print

  • Detailed, well-illustrated explanations, not just definitions
  • Hundreds of concise yet authoritative articles on bioscience
  • An easy-to-understand presentation, accessible and interesting to non-specialists
  • A portable, convenient format
  • Bibliographies, appendices, and other information supplement the articles
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    The editors have extracted and condensed over 900 bioscience-related articles from the comprehensive and authoritative McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology...to create this portable edition, which encompasses the most important concepts in the biological sciences. Though greatly condensed from the original articles, the entries here are easily readable and provide a broad yet clear understanding of each topic. Extensive cross-referencing appears throughout the book. The appendix serves as a handy, quick reference guide to conversion factors, measurement tables, fundamental constants, and the classification of living organisms. More than a strict listing of article titles, the index is a true subject index with terms listed both by the narrower term and by broader terms with narrower terms below; article titles are indicated with asterisks... Students new to the field may find the listing of bibliographies and major journals useful. Summing Up: Recommended. Two-year college libraries, small academic libraries, and public libraries; or as a great addition to a biology student's personal library. -- D.M. Braquet, University of Tennessee, Knoxville ( Choice 2005-09-01)

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    SERIOUS BIOSCIENCE, IN A NUTSHELL

    There is no better or more authoritative vehicle for staying up to speed with today's bioscience than the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience. Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, this vital reference provides brief yet substantive articles from scientists and engineers at the forefront of their fields, including several Nobel Prize winners, summarizing the state of the art in bioscience today.

    Learned enough for professional users, yet written in clear, simple language that will appeal to students and general readers wanting to explore the exciting developments in contemporary bioscience, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience:

    • Features over 900 articles encompassing the scope of bioscience today
    • Puts the world of bioscience at your fingertips, in a conveniently portable, alphabetically organized volume
    • Includes clear, concise, expert-authored coverage of topics such as molecular biology, evolution, genetics, cloning, zoology, forensics, microbiology, physiology, immunology, and pathology
    • Provides illustrations, bibliographies, appendices, and other valuable supplements to the articles

    Carefully reviewed for accuracy, clarity, and completeness, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Bioscience offers an unparalleled standard of excellence.

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