A Dictionary of Science

Seventh Edition

Jonathan Law

A Dictionary of Science

Seventh Edition

Jonathan Law






27 Apr 2017




$28.95 AUD

$32.99 NZD

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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. This fully revised edition includes hundreds of new entries, such as bone morphogenetic protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and World Wide Telescope, bringing it fully up to date in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the science of climate change. Supported by more than 200 diagrams and illustrations the dictionary features recommended web links for many entries, accessed and kept up-to-date via the Dictionary of Science companion website.

Other features include short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms, and chronologies of specific scientific subjects including plastics, electronics, and cell biology.

With concise entries on an extensive list of topics, this dictionary is both an ideal reference work for students and a great introduction for non-scientists.




Edited by Jonathan Law


`With its low cost, the excellent coverage of topics, and generally accessible scholastic tone adopted, this reviewer has no reservations in recommending A Dictionary of Science for acquisition by school, college or university libraries.' Gareth J. Johnson, Reference Reviews

`Review from previous edition The book will appeal not just to scientists and science students but also to the interested lay person. And it passes the most difficult test of any dictionary - it is well worth browsing.' New Scientist

`All entries are clear and brief, written in no-nonsense prose...A handy reference work.' TES

`Handy and readable...for scientists aged nine to ninety' Nature

`Oxford Dictionary of Science does a sound job of covering the science bases.' Jonathan Cowie, Concatenation