Author(s): Glenn D. Considine
Praise for the ninth edition: 'Still one of the best concise encyclopedias for the sciences' - "Library Journal Reviews". 'For two-year and undergraduate institutions, Van Nostrand's is essential' - "Choice". "The Scientific Encyclopedia" has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most important and comprehensive general scientific references available, suitable for both academic and professional environments. This outstanding reference remains the definitive scientific resource with topics ranging across all scientific disciplines including the life sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, physical sciences, medicine, and mathematics, as well as many areas of engineering and technology. The new, three-volume tenth edition contains articles contributed by industry experts and scholars worldwide. It comprises more than 10,000 entries and features hundreds of completely rewritten and re-referenced articles, as well as 2,500 completely new entries covering emerging technologies affecting genetics, global warming, communications, informatics, nanotechnology, and more.
"This tool will likely find a home in most collections that deal with general science inquiries." (American Reference Books Annual, March 2009) "A good buy, this title effectively represents science in a condensed form that may be more affordable for many libraries than McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Recommended." (CHOICE, October 2008) "The idea reference collection would include this new edition of VSNE...highly recommended for public school, and academic libraries." (Library Journal, August 15, 2008)