McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
An International Reference Work in Twenty Volumes Including An IndexBook - 1992
Previous editions have been cited in BCL3, Sheehy, ARBA, and Best reference books 1986-1990. The preeminent comprehensive reference on topics in science and technology for laypersons as well as students and professionals, and one of the most frequently consulted and heavily used resources at the reference tables of both public and academic libraries since its inception in 1960, just three years after the launching of Sputnik. Some 3,000 noted scientists and engineers from around the world have contributed to the present, substantially revised and updated edition, which comprises 7,500 signed articles on topics in 81 major subject areas. The new edition not only reports on the latest research in each field, but also examines the theories and perspectives that have emerged since the publication of the sixth edition in 1987. The material on entire disciplines--including medicine, physics, chemistry, electronics, computers, telecommunications, and the earth sciences--has been revamped to reflect the trends and advances of the last five years. Each individual article begins with a clear definition of the topic under discussion and moves progressively from elementary to advanced concepts, addressing both the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. The encyclopedia includes more than 13,000 drawings, maps, charts, diagrams, and photographs, all notable for their clarity, with 1,960 new to this edition. The indexing, peripheral to many references, is central to this one, which includes both an analytical index (with 160,000 entries) and a topical index which groups all the article titles into the 81 major subject areas. A Yearbook is available which will maintain the currency of the edition with updates on evolving fields. Simply indispensable. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1992.
Edition: 7th ed.
Characteristics: 20 v. :,ill. ;,29 cm.
Alternative Title: Encyclopedia of science & technology.