McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology 10e 20 vols
Kategoria: Encyklopedie, słowniki pozostałe
No other single resource provides such in-depth coverage of major scientific and technological developments. This time-honoured reading tradition is the most comprehensive guide available, encompassing the whole field of science and technology right up to the latest breakthroughs. It offers abundantly illustrated, detailed coverage of the discoveries, advances and milestones that continue to shape our lives.
What's new in the 9th Edition
The 9th Edition is based on the guiding principles of the 1st Edition yet confronts the astounding pace with which science and technology is advancing as well as the increasing specialisation of science. It attempts to bring together the latest thinking in every major field of scientific and technical research and development, and to assist the reader in making connections between them.
Since the last edition, the human genome has been mapped, and another revolution in medicine is underway. Many homes and school rooms have inexpensive computers offering computational power and broadband Internet access that would have been limited to large corporations or laboratories only a decade ago. Advanced information technologies are transforming how we do business. Biotechnology is currently viewed as both an opportunity to aid humankind and a challenge to the environment. And the mathematical models of human influence on global climate are now at the heart of an international debate on global warming.
The 9th Edition keeps the serious reader seeking information on these, and thousands of other, topics informed and up to date.
It is a complete revision of the previous edition with:-New content areas-A 500 page analytical index for fast access to information-Extensively revised bibliographies for further study-Over 1,900 new illustrationsHundreds of new contributors from around the world-More than 60,000 cross references
It covers the very latest topics, such as:-Mapping the human genome-Explosion of the world wide web-Global climate change-Search for an understanding of Alzheimer's Disease-Pluto's status as a planet --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.