The Penguin Dictionary of Biology

The Penguin Dictionary of Biology

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Baker & Taylor
This completely revised and updated dictionary includes the latest information on the constantly changing language of biology and contains detailed definitions of more than six thousand terms--including four hundred new entries--that reflect the latest information on genetics, human physiology, evolutionary theory, cell biology, and more. Original.

Book News
Particularly appropriate for college students, this reference defines 6,000 body parts, compounds, organisms, processes, theories, taxonomic categories, and other terms commonly used in the life sciences. The 11th edition adds entries on artificial intelligence and Bayesian statistics, and incorporates recent advances in the human genome and genetically modified organisms. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Worried about your maternal effect or biological clock? Need to know a rhizoid from a rhizome? Think you’re going to fail your zoology or botany exam? The Penguin Dictionary of Biology is your saviour, defining some 6000 terms relating to this rich, complex and constantly expanding subject – from amino acids, bacteria and the cell cycle to X-ray diffraction, Y chromosome and zygotes. Long established as the definitive single-volume source, this dictionary has sold over 200,000 copies and is extensively updated for its eleventh edition.

Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2004
Edition: 11th ed
ISBN: 9780141013961
Characteristics: xii, 753 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hickman, M. (Michael), 1943-


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