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Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (14th Edition)
Richard J. Sr. Lewis, Richard J. Lewis
0471387355
September 10, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"...provides descriptions of chemicals, raw materials, processes and equipment...chemical entities, phenomena and terminology; descriptions of trademarked chemical-industry products; and chemical abbreviations." (Professional Safety, February 2002) "Identifies chemical substances by name, physical properties, source of occurrence, CAS Registry Number, chemical formula, potential hazards, derivations, synonyms, and applications." (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, June 5, 2002) "...continues the standards and expectations of this unique publication...an updated and expanded 21st century version of a classical resource." (Veterinary and Human Toxicology, Vol. 44, No. 6, December 2002)

Book Description
For eighty-two years, this authoritative reference has been the bedrock...


The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary
American Heritage Publishing Company
061818919X
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-10-More than 4500 terms are accompanied by a plethora of visual and textual sidebars in this compact volume. Entry words are highlighted in color and defined in straightforward language; pronunciation guidelines are included. The definitions; the high-quality, full-color photographs; and the clean, labeled drawings will give students a clear interpretation of the scientific concepts addressed. In addition, there are 12 terms and concepts (including "Atom," "Fission," "Photosynthesis," and "Greenhouse Effect") discussed and illustrated in full- or half-page framed sidebars; 21 half-page biographies of scientists; and 105 terms in "Did You Know?" windows that expand on more succinct definitions. There are also eight useful tables and charts, from a "Brief Timeline of Computing" to "Taxonomy." "Word...


Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms
John Downes
0764122096
November 2002
Paperback
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Amazon.com
A small but surprisingly comprehensive dictionary defining over 5,000 terms. The sturdy binding will hold up to a great deal of travel. A very practical and inexpensive gift for any business person or anyone interested in finance and investment. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Professional Publishing Report
Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms by John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman named by McGraw-Hill Bookstore's Bestselling professional Book, July-October 1999 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Essential Dictionary of Science
John O. E. Clark (Editor)
0760746168
September 2004
Paperback
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Newton's Telecom Dictionary: 22nd Edition (Newton's Telecom Dictionary) (Newton's Telecom Dictionary)
Harry Newton
1578203198
February 28, 2006
Paperback
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PC Magazine
"An essential resource." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Interactive Week
"A must-read." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences
W. Paul Vogt
0761988556
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Review
David Collier : "I always keep Vogt's admirable book within arm's reach of my desk.  For both students and established scholars, and for both methodologists and consumers of methodology, it is an invaluable source.  I am delighted to see this third edition."

Book Description
The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with...


Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary
James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris
0964022168
January 1, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A useful glossary that clearly explains and illustrates myriad confusing terms likely to turn up in botanical reference sources. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Booklist
This comprehensive, illustrated guide to phytography, the descriptive terminology of plants, was designed as a companion to a textbook for students of botany. Noting that the glossaries of most textbooks are inadequate, and that other field guides include scientific terminology definitions, the Harrises created this handbook to easily convey the meaning of botanical terms with a simple illustration and a short descriptive note.In alphabetical arrangement, part 1 details more than 2,400 commonly used terms in plant descriptions and...


A Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Michael Allaby
0198608764
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the most comprehensive paperback dictionary of botany available. With over 5,500 clear and concise entries and helpful cross-referencing throughout, it is invaluable to students, amateur botanists and naturalists, and everyone with an interest in plants and their environments. It will
also provide a useful reference tool for students and others with interests in agriculture, horticulture, physical geography, and related fields.


Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds on CD-ROM
Fiona MacDonald (Editor)
0412633302
ROM - February 29, 1996
CD-ROM
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Book Description
Unique and extensive compilation covering inorganic and organometallic compounds.Two highly respected titles, Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds and Dictionary of Organometallic Compounds, are brought together into this single, structure-searchable database containing over 102,000 compounds. Users can perform sophisticated structure and text searches across the two databases. Browsable indexes, hyperlinks and intuitive search screens make Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic compounds an indispensable resource.Special academic pricing and site-license pricing are available. Please contact us for details.System requirements: Pentium II processor or higher, 32 MB RAM, 20MB hard disk space, 24x speed CD-ROM drive, WindowsTM 95, 98 or NT 4.x, SVGA monitor at 800x600, 256 colors


The American Heritage Science Dictionary
American Heritage (Editor)
0618455043
January 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up–Replacing The American Heritage Dictionary of Science (Houghton, 1988; o.p.), this all-new resource mixes generous definitions for more than 8000 scientific terms from "A" ("Abbreviation of adenine, ampere, angstrom, area") to "-zygous," from "fuzzy logic" to "phlogiston," with about 150 boxed analytical entries, twice as many capsule biographies, and even more line drawings or small but clear black-and-white photos. Though the foreword rightly extols the pleasures of surfing these pages, most students will stick to quick-reference use; still, as a replacement for the old edition, or even as an upgrade for The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary (Houghton, 2002), in school libraries or classroom collections supporting strong science programs, this will be a core purchase.–John...


The New Penguin Dictionary of Science
M. J. Clugston
0141010746
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether looking for the definition of "density" or trying to understand what a "Bravais lattice" is, readers need turn to only one book: The New Penguin Dictionary of Science. Completely updated in its second edition, this accessible work covers both fundamental and esoteric concepts within every field of scientific inquiry, from chemistry and astronomy to molecular biology and human anatomy. Definitions are succinct and backed by hundreds of illustrations and diagrams. Including appendices that cover the periodic table, the classification of living organisms, and more, this book is a vital tool for students, researchers, and lay enthusiasts.

About the Author
M. J. Clugston is a chemistry teacher at Tonbridge School. He has published textbooks as well as a number of...


McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Earth Science
McGraw-Hill Companies
0071410457
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
THE LANGUAGE OF EARTH SCIENCE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Derived from the world-renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Sixth Edition, this vital reference offers a wealth of essential information in a portable, convenient, quick-find format. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general reader with an interest in science, there is no better or more authoritative way to stay up-to-speed with the current language of earth science or gain an understanding of its key ideas and concepts. Written in clear, simple language understandable to the general reader, yet in-depth enough for scientists, educators, and advanced students, The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Earth Science, Second Edition: * Has been extensively revised, with 11,000 entries that fully define the language of the...


The New Oxford Picture Dictionary: Monolingual English Edition
E. C. Parnwell
0194341992
May 19, 1988
Paperback
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Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Thumb Indexed)
Donald Venes (Editor)
0803606540
March 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Includes 56,000 definitions, 6,000 revised terms, 700 superior illustrations, 100 new and revised tables, 100 more patient care sections and so much more. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Info
Brandon/Hill Medical List (#138), Brandon/Hill Nursing List first-purchase (#72), and Brandon/Hill Allied Health List first-purchase (#76) selection. Dictionary for students and practitioners includes color illustrations and a new appendix of complementary and alternative medicine. Includes 56,000 terms. Non-indexed version available. DNLM: Medicine--Dictionary-Engl

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G Is For Galaxy: An Out Of This World Alphabet (World/Country Alphabet)
Janis Campbell, et al
1585362557
August 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Illustrated by Alan Stacy Aspiring astronauts, star gazing astrophysicists, and even toddlers pointing at the moon will now have the right stuff for exploring our galaxy. With rhymes for younger children and their accompanying fact-filled expository test for older readers, syndicated "Yak's Corner" columnists Janis Campbell and Cathy Collison shuttle us through an out of this world alphabet as seen through the windshield of a space ship. Each page answers galactic questions like: What planet is 300 times heavier than Earth? Why is space the ultimate place to study? Which planet is closest to the sun and which one is the farthest? Who said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"? Authors Janis Campbell and Cathy Collison write the syndicated column "Yak's Corner," which is a magazine style...


McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Materials Science
McGraw-Hill Companies
0071421769
June 2003
Paperback
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Choice, December 2003
an up-to-date dictionary that includes numerous terms from new and emergering fields...straightforward layout presents information simply but effectively...Recommended.

Review
Choice : From review by A. J. Trussell, Kansas State University

In only 397 pages, DMS includes more than 11,000 terms drawn from McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms (6th ed, CH, Mar '03) and their Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (9th ed., CH, Sept. '02), creating an up-to-date dictionary that includes numerous terms from new and emerging fields.

Besides traditional fields relevant to materials engineering, it includes terms from biomaterials, cryogenics, crystallogrpahy, graphic arts, and polymer chemistry. The...



Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Dorland
0721601464
May 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
Encompassing the whole of medicine today, this dictionary provides comprehensiveness, accuracy, clarity and ease to use.
'Anticancer Research'

Book Description
For over 100 years, health care professionals have relied on Dorland's for its unmatched comprehensiveness, accuracy, clarity, and ease of use. Now, the 30th Edition of the world's finest medical dictionary features an all-new design with full-color, three-dimensional line art, color photography, and diagnostic and pathologic images. The New Edition features more than 125,000 terms, including over 3,000 new terms -- over 800 related to complementary and alternative medicine -- as well as improved and expanded appendices. An accompanying CD-ROM includes the Dorland's Spellchecker program.

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Mosbys Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health

0323014313
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The revised and updated New Edition distills all of the essential information from MOSBY'S MEDICAL, NURSING, & ALLIED HEALTH DICTIONARY, 6TH EDITION. It's still the only pocket-sized dictionary with a strong emphasis on nursing terminology. Comprehensive, compact, and affordable, it includes 3,000 new definitions (with 10,000 revised definitions), word roots and pronunciations for many entries, screened thumb tabs, and much more!

Book Info
Abridgement of Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 6th ed., c2002. Pocket reference for nurses and allied health personnel. Parent text is a Brandon/Hill Allied Health first-purchase selection. Previous edition: c1998. Reinforced softcover. DNLM: Medicine--Dictionary--English.

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American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
American Horticultural Society (Corporate Author), et al
0789419432
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Collecting contributions from 100 distinguished horticulturists, the handsome and lavishly illustrated American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a truly definitive gardening reference. With its 1,092 tiny-print pages, this may not be the book to tuck into your pocket as you weed and mulch, but what this encyclopedia lacks in portability, it certainly makes up for in scope. Hardy and tender plants, heirloom varieties and the latest hybrids--they're all accounted for here, with growing tips and background information about native habitats and ornamental features. You'll also find a fascinating section about botany, as well as information about basic gardening techniques such as mulching, staking, pruning, propagating, and protecting plants for winter. But the encyclopedia's main attraction...


McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Environmental Science
McGraw-Hill Companies
0071421777
June 2003
Paperback
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Choice, December 2003
nearly 9,000...entries...breadth of coverage, pronunciation guidance, and handy appendix make it useful...Recommended.

Review
Choice : From review by U. Ellis, University of Oklahoma

The nearly 9,000 one-sentence entries in this dictionary treating all aspects of environmental science are drawn from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific an Technical Terms (6th ed., CH, Mar '03).

For all terms, the work supplies pronunciations and indicates primary fields, of which there are 29 including agriculture, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, medicine, meteorology, and general science and technology.

The appendix offers several helpful features -- e.g. , a taxonomy of organisms (domains to orders), the periodic table, lists of major...



The Visual Dictionary of Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones
David West Reynolds
0789485885
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
A thousand years from now, someone might find a dusty collection of DK's Star Wars titles buried in a library vault and wonder at the ancient strife, fashions, and droids of this unusual, unmarked era in history. For one who didn't know this was a series of film characters and situations being analyzed and explained, it would be an extremely believable history resource. For those who do know, it's a fantastic reference guide for all things Star Wars. David West Reynolds's impressive scientific writing style renders this "visual dictionary" a veritable bible of intergalactic information related to Attack of the Clones, the second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. The most intricate details of the characters, creatures, and equipment of the film are revealed in crisp, annotated photographs and authoritative...


Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Academic Press
0122004000
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Review
"This attractively illustrated and comprehensive work will complement the scientific reference shelf of many types of library...As a dictionary, this work has no up-to-date rivals."
--MEDICAL REFERENCES SVC QUARTERLY
"Has a place on all reference shelves...Outstanding...Easy to use...The Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology captures the terminology of today and gives modern definitions...Highly recommended."
--BOOKLIST/REFERENCE BOOKS BULLETIN
"This will now be the dictionary of choice for up-to-date terminology...Important for research level reference collections."
--CHOICE
"The most comprehensive of its kind...The definitions...are concise and to the point...A valuable reference tool."
--RESEARCH IN IMMUNOLOGY
"There are indeed many excellent definitions, plus the short essays by eminent...


Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary
D. C. Blood
0702020346
December 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"…unquestionably one of the most useful, authoritative and most needed books to be published in the veterinary field for many years
"Australian Veterinary Journal
dictionary is a pleasure to use, with adequate cross-referencing, sufficient multiple entries for compound terms, and good, concise definitions…It is hard to find any fault or error. This is a book which veterinarians have been waiting for, and will be in constant use."British Veterinary Journal

Book Description
The 2nd Edition of this successful and highly regarded veterinary dictionary provides a complete professional vocabulary. Now features American English spellings! This edition includes 10,000 more entries and five additional tables in the appendices of useful laboratory and clinical information. Also...


Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
Merriam-Webster
0877799148
May 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
A concise guide to the essential language of medicine. More than 35,000 entries. Pronunciations provided for all entries. Covers brand names and generic equivalents of common drugs.


Dictionary of Information Science and Technology
Carolyn Watters
012738510X
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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Review
"This slim volume represents a state-of-the-art shapshot of the field of information science and deserves a place in every reference collection. Its coverage is commendably comprehensive...Two special features add significantly to the value of this work: Most of the definitions are referenced to one or more entries in a three-hundred-item bibliography...Also of special note is the eighteen-page subject outline to which every entry is indexed. This outline allows the user to identify broader, narrower, or related terms and to place specific ideas in a broader context...A significant contribution to the field."
LIBRARY QUARTERLY
"This dictionary brings together many of those terms and concepts that are essential for librarians to meet todays technological demands."
AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL, ARBA 93
"Clearly a...


Spanish-English English Spanish Medical Dictionary / Diccionario Medico Espanol-Ingles Ingles-Espanol
Onyria Herrera McElroy, Lola L. Grabb
0781750113
March 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This third edition gives fast and easy access to over 20,000 comprehensive medical and technology-related words including definitions and translations, tips on pronunciation, signs and symptoms of common disorders, phrases used when communicating with patients, and more.


The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine
Michael Kent
0192628453
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
St. Austell College, Cornwall, U.K. Dictionary providing an invalu- able reference book for anyone interested in the subject of sport. Covers: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports sociology, sports injuries, and training principles. For practitioners, students, athletes, and coaches. DNLM: Sports Medicine--dictionaries.

Book Info
St. Austell College, Cornwall, U.K. Dictionary providing an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the subject of sport. Covers: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports sociology, sports injuries, and training principles. For practitioners, students, athletes, and coaches. DNLM: Sports Medicine--dictionaries.


The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Centennial Edition
Robert Berkow (Editor)
0911910107
March 1999
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Review
This is serious stuff. The most widely used medical text in the world and the hypochondriac's bible, the Merck has the lowdown on the vast expanse of human diseases, disorders and injuries, as well as their symptoms and recommended therapy. It's intended for physicians and medical students, but though the type is tiny and the language technical, the Merck's a valuable volume for anyone with more than a passing interest in bodily ills. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
The most widely used medical reference in the world–more than 10 million copies sold in 18 languages since it was first published in 1899–revised, updated, and redesigned with more changes than any edition in the past twenty years.


Explosives
Rudolf Meyer, et al
3527302670
April 5, 2002
Paperback
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Review
"... This wealth of information and an index that comprises some 1500 keywords and several conversion tables make this a unique source of knowledge for anybody working with explosives." (Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics) "... The objective of the book is to provide fundamental information on explosives to both the experts and the general public, making it of use to anybody working with explosives in the civil and military fields." (Mining Engineering) "... This book may, perhaps, be considered as an encyclopedia of explosives. It lists virtually all known explosives Some are described in considerable detail, while others are simply listed. Many formulation and composition generalities are given. However, it is not a recipe book for someone wanting to make an explosive.... The book should be a valuable addition to...

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