This new edition has been completely revised and updated to take in the latest developments on biology from the Human Genome Project to advancements in cloning.
The bestselling dictionary of biology, designed for advanced school students, undergraduates, and all who have an interest in the life sciences. Includes nearly 7000 entries and many clear, helpful illustrations.
- Covers all the major fields within life sciences, including anatomy, biochemistry, ecology, evolutionary theory, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and taxonomy.
- Incorporates over 350 new and revised entries, including such topical subjects as biological warfare, combination vaccine, DNA forensics, nutraceuticals, pharming, stem cell, super-bug and therapeutic cloning.
- Describes techniques and tests commonly used in biology and explains statistical terms.
- Includes biographical details of important biologists.