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The most comprehensive single volume of frequently needed information on science available, this extensive reference is authoritative, up-to-date, and easy-to-use, spanning ten separate disciplines as well as related fields. Includes 350 charts, tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Paperback, First Edition, 688 pages
Published September 25th 1995 by Macmillan/Stonesong Press
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Siobhán Elizabeth Gephart
An excellent reference book on every branch of science. Includes chapters on "Scientific Measurements" & "Scientific Symbols & Signs," and "Time" (explains who time is used throughout history and by different sciences, i.e. in astronomy or geology) which is invaluable if you are a non-scientist. Each chapter covers all the basics of a particular branch of science (biology, chemistry, physics) but also includes a list of additional sources of information, a list of the major figures in ea ...more
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How can you NOT have this on hand. Science is what we (American's) are about. Knowing the basics of all primary disciplines is essential to our understanding or self, others, man / women, the world, and beyond. Open your mind and ponder the possibilities. And you can explain scientifically to your child why the grass is green, sky is blue, the pavement in summer looks like it's melting, and why wagon wheels even though going forward look to be going backwards. Hell, you'll be a virtual entertain ...more
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A bit dated, and definitely oriented towards the layman, this work was essential for me when I was a young lad.
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