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Henderson's Dictionary of Biology Paperback – 1 May 2008
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With over 22,000 entries covering terms from all areas of the biological sciences, Hendersons Dictionary of Biology continues to be the most comprehensive, up-to-date and relevant volume of its kind. This fourteenth edition has been updated in response to changes in the core life-sciences fields, and includes new terms from bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics.
- clear definitions and additional explanations
- describes and explains terms from the full range of biological sciences
- includes new terms since the last edition, e.g. biodiesel, ficolins, hominin, intelligent design, pyrosequencing, quantitative PCR, quantum dots, quorum sensing, translational research
- includes simplified, up-to-date classification tables for the kingdoms of living organisms
- new appendix detailing the Geological Timescale
Hendersons Dictionary of Biology continues to provide an essential reference for students, teachers and researchers in any of the biological sciences.
Eleanor Lawrence is a freelance science writer and editor, and co-author of Longman Dictionary of Environmental Science.
- Publisher : Benjamin Cummings; 14th edition (1 May 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 776 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0321505794
- ISBN-13 : 978-0321505798
- Dimensions : 12.98 x 4.09 x 19.76 cm
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BUT, a hit and miss with whole tasks such as both Calvin cycle and light reaction are both included (photosynthesis), however, no ultrafiltration or selective reabsoprtion (excretion).
Another pain is that I learnt 'light reaction' as 'light dependent stage' which is not too bad when searching for but I don't know which are the, I suppose, the 'SI' terms of biological names are in this dictionary...so ultrafiltration and selective reabsorption are probably in here.
Besides from the dictionary part, there's also the kingdoms of bacteria and virus, which'll be incredibly handy from microbiologists. Plus useful mathematical conversions, guide of abbreviations used and the Greek Alphabet.
The paper used is the type that won't turn into a vintage yellow like small Collins' dictionaries and thesaurus. The spine will be worn due to a considerably thick book.
Overall it's a decent purchase from recommendations from my biology teachers and thoroughly intersting when I'm bored from reading mechanics or statistics.