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A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology
 

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology at school or university. With over 5,500 entries - over 250 of them new - it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780198714378
Barcode 9780198714378
Published 9 June 2015 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback, 7th Revised edition
Author(s) Edited by Martin, Elizabeth
Edited by Hine, Robert C.
Series Oxford Quick Reference
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ISBN-13 9780198714378
ISBN-10 0198714378
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 9 June 2015
International Publication Date 3 June 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 7th Revised edition
Edition 7th Revised edition
Author(s) Edited by Martin, Elizabeth
Edited by Hine, Robert C.
Series Oxford Quick Reference
Category Reference Works
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Cellular Biology
Human Biology & Related Topics
Number of Pages 672
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 40mm
Weight 486g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Biology - Dictionaries
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 570.3
Catalogue Code 568719

Description of this Book

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ideally suited to students of biology, either at secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in life sciences Journal of Anatomy lives up to its expectations; the entries are concise but explanatory. Cross-referencing and diagrammatic illustrations are welcome, additional features. Biologist
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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