Chemistry, physics, molecular biology, biochemistry, human anatomy, mathematics, astronomy, computing: all these topics are covered in this superbly comprehensive and accessible dictionary, now thoroughly revised for its second edition.
With clear and up-to-date definitions of some 7,000 scientific terms, backed by hundreds of illustrations and diagrams, 'The New Penguin Dictionary Of Science' is the ideal reference tool for student, researcher and enthusiastic layperson alike.
- Succinct explanations both of fundamental terms (ammonia, base pairing, cell and density) and more specialist concepts (allosteric enzyme, Bravais lattice, close packing and delocalization)
- Detailed coverage of individual elements and chemical compounds
- Appendices range from lists of SI units and fundamental constants to the periodic table and an outline-classification of living organisms