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The American Heritage Science Dictionary

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The American Heritage® Science Dictionary defines the vocabulary of the sciences in language general readers will understand and enjoy. With 8,500 entries, it covers all the major fields of science, from the fundamental disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to the applied realms of medicine, earth science, technology, and anthropology.

Each entry has a
Hardcover, 704 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published January 25th 2005)
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The American Heritage Science Dictionary. (2011). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Review: School Library Journal -

Reference Type: Dictionary

DDC: 403

Content Scope: The terms in this reference are all related to science.

Accuracy, Authority, Bias: This text is well reviewed and believed to be accurate.

Arrangement and Presentation: The words and subjects in the dictionary are arranged in alphabetical order.

Relation to similar works: There is not another book in the
ISBN 978-0-547-47092-4. $21.95 This is a wonderful resource for middle school and above. More resistant learners will brighten as soon as they see this dictionary is full of pictures, pop ups and wild displays of imagination. The most creative science dictionary I have seen, this is a wonderful way to find basic explanations and spur on curiosity. From a reputable source and well reviewed.
This was selected as an Outstanding Reference Source for 2006. For the complete list, go to
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