A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biology

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Contains approximately 4,000 entries, many of them new to the fourth edition. Besides terms and scientists, the dictionary features concise articles on topics like genetically modified organisms, as well as chronologies listing discoveries in important such fields as genetics. New to this edition are entries like heat-shock protein, oxidative burst , and integrated pest management . Appendices include simplified classifications of plant and animal kingdoms, and a chart of geologic eras. Frequently, drawings and diagrams accompany entries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition is the perfect guide for those studying biology, either at school or university. Containing many new entries, and now with biographical entries on key scientists, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry.

-- Over 4,000 clear and concise entries

-- New entries include heat-shock protein, zinc finger, integrated pest management, and oxidative burst

-- Feature articles on important topics, such as genetically modified organisms

-- Chronologies chart the discoveries in the main fields of the subject

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press, 2000
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780192801029
Characteristics: 641 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Oxford University Press


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