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The American Heritage Science Dictionary.

THE AMERICAN HERITAGE SCIENCE DICTIONARY STEVEN KLEINEDLER ET AL., EDS.

From the editors of the American Heritage Dictionary comes this comprehensive guide to the language of science. With 8,500 terms spanning fields of science from zoology to astronomy, plus language describing mathematics and technology, this guide provides clear and concise definitions for the nonscientist. Also included are 320 biographical entries of notable scientists and detailed notes that explain how individual researchers formulated answers to critical scientific problems. Throughout are close looks at key terms. These entries include brief histories of these words and definitions that offer more detail than that for most terms in the dictionary. This book is an invaluable resource for students looking for help on homework assignments, people who need to understand the latest science news, and those who want to improve their science literacy. Houghton Mifflin, 2005, 704 p., b&w illustrations, hardcover, $19.95.
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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest; book by Steven Kleinedler
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jul 30, 2005
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