ISBN 9780471363316,Van Nostrand's Concise Encyclopedia of Science

Van Nostrand's Concise Encyclopedia of Science



John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 1995

ISBN 9780471363316

ISBN-10 0471363316


Number of Pages 449 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

Fast, easy access to vital information from every scientific discipline
Need the latest, most accurate information available on the West Nile virus, interstellar space, or any other important scientific or technological topic? Van Nostrand?s Concise Encyclopedia of Science has the answers. This authoritative resource brings you clear definitions and concise explanations of more than 5,000 vital scientific terms and concepts.

Based on the new 4,000-page, two-volume Van Nostrand?s Scientific Encyclopedia, Ninth Edition, hailed as "the best science encyclopedia available" by the Library Journal, this easy-to-use resource covers the latest advances and developments in all areas of science. And, each informative, highly readable entry can be understood completely without specialized training in a scientific discipline. Special features of this comprehensive resource include:

Clear, succinct explanations of more than 5,000 vital terms and concepts
Comprehensive coverage of six major scientific categories
Up-to-date entries on the latest scientific advances and developments
Fast, easy access to authoritative scientific information
more than 400 informative photos and line drawings
Many helpful charts, graphs, and diagrams