Titel: McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
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McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
27. Mai 2007 - gebunden - 15600 Seiten
A tradition of excellence continues with the long-awaited Tenth Edition of McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
The definitive source for keeping up with the amazing changes in science and technology - complete with more than 1,700 new and updated articles
Free supplemental website available to all users!
www.mhest.comFeaturing entries written by international leaders in science and technology selected by McGraw-Hill's distinguished board of consulting editors, no other reference so thoroughly and dynamically chronicles the expanding frontier, facts, and trends so vital to students, professionals, and general readers. For more than four decades, McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology has provided readers with the information they need in an understandable, authoritative way that invites critical inquiry and captures the imagination. There is truly nothing else like it and no library can be called complete without it.
Readers will find 7,000+ articles covering nearly 100 fields of science in this amazing 20 volume set. The new Tenth Edition features more than 1,700 new and updated articles, 12,000+ illustrations, and more than 5000 contributors - including 25 Nobel Prize winners. Also new to the Tenth Edition is a companion website that will provide selected updates to the Encyclopedia along with additional material such as special graphics and illustrations.
The logical organization of the 20 volumes, a 500 page analytical index, an extensive topic index, along with Study Guides, make finding information fast and easy.
Cutting-edge topics covered include: Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Cloning, Food Allergy, Genomics, Stem Cells, Cellular Automata, Computational Intelligence, Computer-Aided Circuit Design, Voice-Over IP, Water Supply Engineering, Fossil Humans, Fossil Primates, and many, many more.
The complete table of contents is too long to show here. However, The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of all major disciplines in science and technology, including: Acoustics / Aerospace engineering / Agriculture / Analytical chemistry / Anatomy and physiology (vertebrate) / Anthropology / Archeology / Astronomy / Atomic and molecular physics / Biochemistry and molecular biology / Biophysics / Cell biology / Chemical engineering / Civil engineering / Classical mechanics and heat / Computing / Conservation / Control and information systems / Design engineering / Developmental biology / Ecology / Electrical engineering / Electrical power engineering / Electricity and electromagnetism / Electromagnetic radiation optics / Electronic circuits / Evolution / Experimental psychology / Fluid mechanics / Food engineering / Forensic science / Forestry / General physiology / Genetics / Geochemistry / Geology (physical, historical, and sedimentary) / Geology (surfical and petrology) / Geology and geodesy / Geophysics / Graphic arts and photographic materials / Immunology / Immunology and virology / Industrial and production engineering / Inorganic chemistry / Invertebrate paleontology / Invertebrate zoology / Low-temperature physics /Materials / Materials science and engineering / Mathematics / Mechanical and power engineering / Medical microbiology / Medical science / Metallurgical engineering / Meteorology and climatology / Microbiology / Microscopy / Mineralogy / Mining engineering / Mycology / Naval architecture and marine engineering / Navigation / Neuroscience / Nuclear and elementary particle physics / Nuclear engineering / Oceanography / Organic chemistry / Paleobotany / Pathology / Petroleum chemistry / Petroleum engineering / Petrology / Phylogeny and taxonomy / Physical chemistry / Physical electronics / Physical geography / Physiological psychology / Physiology / Plant pathology / Plant physiology / Plant sciences / Plant taxonomy / Propulsion / Psychiatry / Psychology / Radio communications / Soils / Solid-state physics / Telecommunications and remote sensing / Theoretical physics / Thermodynamics / Thermodynamics and heat / Transportation engineering / Vertebrate paleontology / Vertebrate zoology / Veterinary medicine / Virology
McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
In many libraries, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology is the first source patrons consult when beginning background research on a scientific topic. Written by an outstanding international team of 500 subject experts, including 25 Nobel Prize winners, this encyclopedia is aimed at a nonspecialist audience. ... New to this edition is a free companion Web site [http: //MHEST.com] that offers updates of a few critical articles. The strengths of this encyclopedia are authoritative content written at a level accessible to the student or layperson and the exceptionally broad range of topics from every field of modern science and technology. ... recommended for most high-school, academic, and public libraries.. Reviewer: Nancy Cannon. .