The great ideas of science, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can be found in this collection. A reference tool, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists talk about achievements and failures in their own lives, and in those of others.
The Dictionary of Earth Sciences covers geology and related areas including planetary science, volcanology, paleontology, and minerology. The new edition is thoroughly updated, with increased coverage of geomorphology and physical geography, and new recommended web links accessed via the Dictionary of Earth Sciences companion website.
The most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary of zoology available. It contains over 6,000 A-Z entries covering all aspects of the subject, from behavioural ecology and conservation biology to cytology and taxonomy. This is an essential source of reference for students and teachers of zoology as well as naturalists.
The Oxford Companion to Cosmology includes over 350 in-depth entries, extensively cross-referenced, describing the modern view of cosmology, including both theoretical ideas and the various types of observational evidence. It is generously illustrated with diagrams and half tones throughout, and includes entry-level web links.
Containing almost 4,000 entries, including extended feature entries and biographies of key scientists, this authoritative A-Z covers all the commonly encountered terms and concepts in physics. This edition has been fully revised and updated and includes recommended web links for many entries as well as a web-linked appendix.
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.
The science of geology is going through a remarkable period of expansion and advancement. This dictionary contains over 7500 full-updated definitions. It includes a full bibliography of up-to-date works covering all areas of geography.
This is a substantially revised edition of the "Penguin Dictionary of Chemistry", offering up-to-date coverage of chemical terms from all branches of the subject and designed specifically to meet the needs of school students.
Completely revised and updated, this dictionary contains over 4,300 entries covering all aspects of astronomy. Written by an expert team of contributors under the editorship of Ian Ridpath, it is an accessible and invaluable reference for students, professionals, and space enthusiasts.
Offers definitions for every area of physics - from optics and acoustics to mechanics and electronics, via quantum theory and relativity. Suitable for students, teachers, scientists, doctors, technicians and technologists, this title provides definitions of 4600 terms and concepts, with explanatory diagrams and an appendix of scientific tables.
Fully revised and updated, the seventh edition of this dictionary covers all aspects of chemistry, including physical and biochemistry, in over 5000 concise and accessible entries. It is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or university.
This fascinating dictionary covers all aspects of the study of animal behaviour. Concise, clear and wide-ranging, it is ideal for students, amateur naturalists, and anyone else with an interest in animal behaviour and psychology.
A new edition of an authoritative dictionary containing almost 2000 weather, forecasting, and climate terms. With useful appendices, satellite images, black and white photos, and new feature entries, this is a fascinating and indispensable reference work for anyone studying, or with an interest in, weather.
A must-have for children, parents and teachers preparing for the grammar, punctuation and spelling test at the end of KS1. With help from friendly bird characters, grammar is explained, punctuation is clear and spelling tips are revealed. Includes a dictionary of the curriculum words children need to know and fun ways to remember how to spell them.
This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists.
Containing over 3,100 fully revised and updated entries on all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is an essential guide to students at all levels. It has been fully revised and updated, and includes more than 400 new entries, recommended web links for many entries, and over 15 new illustrations.
The Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences covers geology and related areas including planetary science, volcanology, palaeontology, and mineralogy. The new edition is thoroughly updated, with 150 new entries and numerous web links that are listed and regularly updated on a companion website.
This dictionary contains over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers the latest research and theories in this fast-moving field. This is a must-have for students of environment and conservation studies and ancillary subjects.
In over 7,600 entries, this dictionary covers all aspects of plant sciences from genomics to horticulture and phylogenetics to taxonomy. It is an ideal reference work for students of plant sciences and ancillary subjects, as well as for anyone with an interest in botany.
The fourth edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of ecology available. Written in a clear, accessible style, it contains over 6,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines, and is fully weblinked.
The Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English helps students learn the words and phrases used in academic writing, and how to use them in their own academic written work. With Oxford Academic iWriter on CD-ROM.