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Size: 204 x 280 mm
Publisher: Facts On File Inc.
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“...will aid students in understanding basic concepts.”
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The Encyclopedia of Biology is an invaluable reference that provides authoritative information on the subject for high school and college students. The encyclopedia contains more than 800 A-to-Z entries and essays, 80 line illustrations, and 75 black-and-white photographs. Comprehensive coverage of leading discoveries in biology along with general biology definitions, thought-provoking essays, and biographies of notable biologists present a wide range of valuable information compiled into a single source. Written in an easy-to-understand format, the book helps explain the importance of biology to society, and includes summaries of notable events throughout history related to the discipline.
An emphasis on "hot" topics and detailed coverage of the fundamental issues, figures, ideas and concepts, experiments, and history of biology make the encyclopedia current and relevant to student interests. The book guides readers to the Websites and various resources on the Internet that relate to biology. Appendixes include all Nobel Prize winners in biology, a review of biology-related computer software, and the complete Periodic Table of Elements.
Students and academicians of Biology.
Acknowledgements • Preface • Introduction • Entries A-Z
Feature Essays: Blood Identification through the Ages by John C. Brenner and Demetra Xythalis • Human Cytogenetics: Historical Overview and Latest Developments by Betty Harrison • The Karner Blue - New York's Endangered Butterfly by Robert Dirig • Insects and Man - An Exotic Dilemma by Timothy L. McCabe, Ph. D • Science and the Spiritual Factor by John McConnell • Silk Degrees: A Tale of Moths and People, Part One by James G. (Spider) Barbour • Sassafras and Its Lepidopteran Cohorts, or Bigger and Better Caterpillars through Chemistry by Timothy L McCabe, Ph.D. • Silk Degrees: A Tale of Moths and People, Part Two by James G. (Spider) Barbour • Egyptian Mummies: Brief History and Radiological Studies by William A. Wagle, M. D.
Appendixes: Appendix 1: Bibliography • Appendix II: Biology-Related Websites • Appendix III: Biology Software and Animations Sources • Appendix IV: Nobel Laureates Relating to Biology • Appendix V: Periodic Table of the Elements • Appendix VI: Biochemical Cycles • Appendix VII: The ?Tree of Life?
About the Authors:
Don Rittner has been a science writer and author for more than 30 years, writing scientific and magazine articles and books about science for the general public. He is an award-winning professional science writer who is also a teacher and director of an alternative education center that specializes in bringing complex science issues to the general public.
Timothy L. McCabe, Ph.D., is Curator of Entomology at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York.