This text is the leading science encyclopedia explaining the achievements and progress of science, now fully revised and updated. Its major updates include: the advent of SARS; extended coverage of cloning; extended coverage of GM food; and extended coverage of digital cameras. Other updates include: Jupiter's moons reach 50; crash of space shuttle Columbia; and the disappearance of element 118. This text provides a wide-ranging coverage encompassing the physical, chemical and biological sciences. It also highlights science at the cutting edge - Human Genome Project, BSE, evolving robots, global warming, laser-guided missiles, and nanotechnology...It contains over 1300 illustrations: carefully selected full-colour photos and specially commisioned drawings and diagrams. Its unrivalled authority is ensured by expert team headed by Richard Dawkins, world-famous author of "The Selfish Gene". The encyclopedia has a dedicated website, which includes hundreds of recommended links, downloadable artworks from the book and a challenging quiz.
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Consultant editor Professor Richard Dawkins, world-famous author of The Selfish Gene and other classics of popular scienceReview:
`This is a major new work of reference...Educators and parents should welcome its clear, concise style, where the emphasis is on textual content rather than visual overload.'
`Each subject is clearly explained with enough detail to give an understanding, but not too much so as to be confusing...A terrific present that will be referred to for years to come.'
`the text is written in such clear and simple language that even subjects like genetics and microchips become understandable. It also has a brilliant and eaasily accessible website, with illustrations and links to hundreds of other recommended websites. There couldn't be a better present for
a budding scientist.'
Mail on Sunday
`a handsome production, from many hands, with individual articles carefully organised, cross-referenced and enriched by relevant illustrations which do not overpower the text. All together, the well-written and accurate expositions must contain as much science, as clearly explained,as you
could possibly stuff into one volume which is not too big to lift...What is here will be gratefully transcribed for a million KS2 and 3 homework assignments.'
Times Educational Supplement
`an authoritative and comprehensive reference book for the 21st century...It is a must for all school libraries.'
The School Librarian
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110199107114
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0199107114