A major revision of this classic encyclopedia covering all areas of science and technology, the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Sixth Edition, is prepared for students, professionals, and general readers seeking concise yet authoritative overviews of topics in all major fields in science and technology.
The McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Sixth Edition, satisfies the needs of readers for an authoritative, comprehensive reference work in a relatively compact format that provides the breadth of coverage of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.
Written in clear, nonspecialist language understandable to students and general readers, yet with sufficient depth for scientists, educators, and researchers, this definitive resource provides:
7100 concise articles covering disciplines of science and technology from acoustics to zoology
Extensively revised content with new and rewritten articles
Current and critical advances in fast-developing fields such as biomedical science, chemistry, computing and information technology, cosmology, environmental science, nanotechnology, telecommunications, and physics
More than 1600 two-color illustrations
75 full-color plates
Hundreds of tables and charts
1300 biographical sketches of famous scientists
Index containing 30,000 entries
Cross references to related articles
Appendices including bibliographies and useful data
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Fields Covered Include:
Medicine and Pathology
Meteorology and Climate Science
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