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100 Science Words Every College Graduate Should Know
Houghton-mifflin / 2006 / Paperback
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This book offers a fascinating selection of the vocabulary of science and technology for anyone who enjoys the thrill of discovery and appreciates the marvels of the universe. Covering everything from biology and ecology to physics and computer science, these words exemplify the vocabulary needed to understand the fundamental concepts of modern science and follow the latest advances reported in today's news.
The latest title in the best-selling 100 Words series offers a fascinating look at the vocabulary of science and technology. Thoughtfully chosen by the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries, these words will stimulate inquisitive minds to explore new terrain, and challenge long-standing science buffs to measure up. Covering a wide variety of scientific fieldsfrom evolution and ecology to physics and computer sciencethe words are representative of the vocabulary required to understand the most important concepts of science today.
Each term is defined and explained in clear, nonscientific language, with examples showing the reader the importance of the word both in its field and in daily life. Many entries have extra features explaining word origins or providing fun facts and enlightening details. Key illustrations make the abstract comprehensible. Subjects discussed include absolute zero, dendrochronology, game theory, histone, Kuiper belt, Munchausen syndrome, piezoelectric effect, rain shadow, time dilation, and xerophyte.
A great stocking-stuffer, graduation gift, or reward for the expert in the house, 100 Science Words Every College Graduate Should Know is sure to delight, surprise, and inspire everyone interested in the language of science and technology.
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
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