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Description: Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.
Description: Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.
Description: Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
Description: Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations
Description: Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound, Vegetative propagation, Weather and more.
Description: Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.
Description: From the moment scientists first conceived of dinosaurs in the 1820s, the field of dinosaur paleontology has crackled with furious feuds and fever-pitch debatesóarguments that continue today as scientists clash over everything from how these extraordinary creatures died to the possibility that their evolutionary offspring still roam (or fly over) the earth.
Description: Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on population, resources, and conflict.
Description: Designed to provide students and researchers with a solid foundation to the study of biology, this volume introduces readers to hundreds of important terms and concepts. The volume begins with a detailed introduction of the field of biology. Written in clear, understandable language, entries include a complete discussion of the subject, related fields, key terms, plus illustrations, models and diagrams.
Description: This new resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of chemistry using easy-to-understand language, giving readers a solid start and deeper understanding and appreciation of this complex subject.
Description: This new resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of physics using easy-to-understand language, giving readers a solid start and deeper understanding and appreciation of this complex subject.
Description: Contains: Forensic Science, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Principles of Biology, and The Solar System.
Description: Space exploration. Cloning. The Internet. In the past, such modern scientific marvels would have been dismissed as the wildest excesses of science fiction. Yet the age in which humans discovered DNA the blueprint of all life on earth has also seen the development of terrifying weapons capable of destroying all such life, as well as a heightened public consciousness about science and technology.
Description: Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.
Description: This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.
Description: Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.
Description: This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.
Description: Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.