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Oxford Dictionary of Biology 6th Edition


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Fully revised and updated for the sixth edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With over 5,200 clear and concise entries, over 300 of them new to this edition, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Features include biographical entries on key scientists and highlighted entries on important topics such as bioinformatics, genomics, molecular evolution, and protein structure, with further reading suggestions. Appendices include classification of the animal and plant kingdoms; geological timescale; major mass extinctions of species; model organisms and their genomes; and Nobel prizewinners - the last two new to this edition.

Readership : Students of biology at A level and undergraduate level. Students of related subjects. Professionals, teachers, and anyone coming into contact with terms and concepts in biology.

Special Features







      • The most up-to-date paperback dictionary of biology available









      • Over 5,200 clear and concise entries - 300 of them new for this edition









      • Text fully revised and updated for the sixth edition









      • Highlighted entries on topics such as bioinformatics, RNA interference and viruses, with further reading suggestions









      • Appendices include classification of the animal and plant kingdoms; geological timescale; major mass extinctions of species; model organisms and their genomes (new); Nobel prizewinners (new)








Table of Contents
Preface A-Z Dictionary of Biology Appendices 1. SI Units 2. Simplified classification of the animal kingdom 3. Simplified classification of the plant kingdom 4. Geological time scale 5. Major mass extinctions of species 6. Model organisms and their genomes 7. Nobel prizewinners 8. Useful websites



 


 




Specifications of Oxford Dictionary of Biology 6th Edition (Paperback)






BOOK DETAILS


Publisher
Oxford University Press


Publication Year
2008


ISBN-13
9780199204625


ISBN-10
0199204624


Language
English


Edition
6thEdition


Binding
Paperback


Number of Pages
704 Pages




 


 

 






SERIES & SET DETAILS


Series Name
Oxford Paperback Reference




 


 

 






DIMENSIONS


Width
5.06


Height
1.70


Depth
43.7


Weight
531
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