Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia

Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia

Online ISBN: 9780471743989

DOI: 10.1002/9780471743989

About this Book

The Definitive Scientific Reference -- from Astrochemistry to Zoology

Since 1938, the Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia has enjoyed a reputation as one of the most important and comprehensive general scientific references available, suitable for both academic and professional environments. This outstanding reference remains the definitive scientific resource with topics ranging across all scientific disciplines including animal science, anatomy, astronomy, atmospheric science, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, earth science, energy sources, information science, life science, materials, mathematics, mechanical engineering, medicine, mining, physics, physiology, planetary science, plant science, power technology, space science, structural engineering, and a host of other subjects. Now in three volumes, the content has been substantially updated since the best-selling Ninth Edition. The scope, format, and level of the Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia, Tenth Edition make it an important addition to public, university, community colleges, high school, personal, and corporate libraries alike.

  • COMPREHENSIVE: Addresses every scientific discipline, from anatomy to computer science to physics and more
  • AUTHORITATIVE: Extensively revised for this new edition, with numerous new articles bringing the Encyclopedia up-to-date on the latest developments in every discipline
  • ACCESSIBLE: The ideal reference for scientists, consultants, teachers, libraries and students at all levels

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Covers all scientific disciplines as well as many areas of engineering and technology

• Contains more than 10,000 entries (including nearly 2000 completely new articles) contributed by industry experts and scholars worldwide

• Extensive revision and updating of existing material, with new or completely rewritten articles in emerging technologies such as genetics, global warming, communications, informatics, nanotechnology, and more.

• Provides over 12,000 cross-references for convenient retrieval of information

• Features more than 4,400 diagrams, graphs, and photographs

• Includes biographies of the numerous scientists whose work is documented in the text

FROM THE REVIEWS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION

“Van Nostrand’s is essential…” CHOICE “...still one of the best concise encyclopedias for the sciences.” LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEWS

“...it is an amazing accomplishment...not only does it cover an enormous range of topics...it does so thoroughly and descriptively ...almost lyrical in its coverage...” JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

“...continues its tradition of excellence maintained through six and a half decades” THE CHEMICAL EDUCATOR

Among the Many Topics Covered in the New Edition are:

Addax (Mammalia, Artiodactyla)

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Antisymmetric Bacterial Diseases

Bernoulli Equation

Biodegradability

Biomimetic

Chemistry

Blue Jets

Canines (Mammalia, Carnivora)

Champagne

Chirality

Communications

Computational

Chemistry

Demineralization

Electric Cars

Ensemble

Fatigue (Metals)

Fischer-Tropsch Process

Fossil

Fuels

Genetic engineering

Geodesy

Gibbs, Josiah Willard (1839–1903)

Global Warming

Greenhouse Effect

Hawking, Stephen William (1942– )

Hodgkin's Disease

Iceberg

Informatics

Kinematics

Lacquer

Langmuir, Irving (1881–1957)

Magnetism

Mohair

Nanotechnolgy

Noise

Plasma

Physics

Pluto (Planet)

Poisson Constant

Rabies

Retinal Detachment

Snow and Snowmelt

Solar Cycle (The)

Space Weather

Transplantation

Tropism (Zoology)

Tsunami

Tundra

Uranium

Vacuum Deposition

Virgo

Witch Hazel

Yew Trees

Zenith

Zero

Sample Articles

Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Canines (Mammalia, Carnivora)

Champagne

Chirality

Fossil Fuels

Greenhouse Effect

Hawking, Stephen William (1942– )

Magnetism

Pluto (Planet)

Tsunami

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