Popular encyclopedias

AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.  The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of scientific & technical terms, 5th ed, is integrated into AccessScience.
7th ed. Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH ; New York : J. Wiley & Sons, 2009-
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"This state-of-the-art reference work details the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. Subject areas include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection, etc."

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AccessScience gathers and synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.  The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of scientific & technical terms, 5th ed, is integrated into AccessScience.
New York : Wiley, ©2006.
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"Biopolymers Online provides a comprehensive overview of the occurrence, metabolism, and applications of all important biopolymer classes. This reference work treats processes for biotechnological production, isolation from organisms and modification, material properties and technical uses in areas such as chemical and food industries, medicine, pharmacy, and materials science."
[S.l.] : Britannica Advanced Publishing, Inc., 1994-
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"Many people know us as the publisher of those big multivolume encyclopedias that has been published since 1768. Today that encyclopedia is chiefly to be found in a multitude of digital forms that are updated daily.  In a world where questionable information is rampant, Britannica Online provides content people can trust by collaborating with experts, scholars, educators, instructional designers, and user-experience specialists; by subjecting their work to rigorous editorial review; and by combining it all into learning products that are useful, reliable, and enjoyable."
Catalysis from A to Z
4th, completely rev. and enl. ed. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, c2013.
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Catalysis from A to Z explains briefly the important terms for every aspect of catalysis, whether biocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, or such related topics as spectroscopy or analytical methods. These also include abbreviations, brief biographic entries of important scientists who have worked in catalysis, trade names, important catalytic processes, named reactions, and other important keywords in the general field of catalysis.
3rd ed. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2009.
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A compendium of mathematical definitions, formulas, figures, tabulations, and references, its informal style makes it accessible to a broad spectrum of readers with a diverse range of mathematical backgrounds and interests. It offers concise, readable definitions; weaves mathematical connections through the physical sciences; supplies bibliographies following each entry; profiles a multidisciplinary approach regarding the use of mathematics; provides 110,000 cross-references to other topics and sources; and contains more 3,000 illustrations, equations, figures, derivations, and graphics.
[New York, N.Y.] : Wiley, [2002?]-
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"Originally published in 23 print volumes, this online encyclopedia provides the basic principles and in-depth coverage of all technically pertinent areas of modern-day physics, coupled with technological applications from real life. This work comprehensively covers such specific topics as: optics, laser physics, solid state and semiconductor physics, atom and nuclear physics, and biophysics.  A glossary covers over 6,000 terms related to the field"
[Hoboken, N.J.?] : John Wiley & Sons.
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The Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive analytical chemistry reference available, covering all aspects from theory and instrumentation through to applications and techniques. The chemistry and techniques are described as performed in the laboratory, in the field, or by remote sensing. The level of detail is similar to that of a laboratory protocol and, together with the cited references, will support the analysis of complex inorganic, organic and biological structures by researchers.
[2nd ed.]. [Amsterdam ; Boston?] : Elsevier, c2005.
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Designed to provide a detailed and comprehensive publication covering all facets of the science and practice of analysis, the 2nd edition includes comprehensive coverage of techniques used for the determination of specific elements, compounds and groups of compounds, in physical or biological matrices. It addresses applications of chemical analysis in all areas, ranging from such topics as medicine to environmental science, and geology to food science. Important characterization techniques, such as microscopy and surface analysis are also included.
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry 2nd Edition
Second edition.
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Representing the current state of a dynamic and crucial field of study, the 2nd edition of this encyclopedia pulls together over 500 articles that help define and explore contemporary biochemistry.  It acknowledges that understanding every living process-from physiology, to immunology, and genetics is impossible without a grasp on the basic chemistry that provides its underpinning.  Written by experts, each article provides an up-to-date snapshot of a given topic, as well as suggestions for further readings for students and researchers wishing to go into greater depth. 
[3rd ed.]. Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, ©2012.
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The merging of different basic and clinical scientific disciplines towards the common goal of fighting cancer makes such a comprehensive reference source all the more necessary. Containing over 7,000 entries, this work includes information on all of the biomolecules, types of cancers pathways, and therapies of great importance in the field.
[Hoboken, N.J.] : Wiley-Interscience
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The Encyclopedia of Catalysis is a definitive A-to-Z reference work covering the most significant aspects of homogeneous, heterogeneous, asymmetric, biomimetic, and biological catalysis. The principles of catalysis, the scope of catalytic reactions, the preparation, characterization, and use of catalysts including catalytic technology, the modeling of catalytic processes, and related reaction engineering techniques are included.
Swain - Encyclopedia of Chemical Physics
Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., c2001.
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This encyclopedia quickly provides the basics, defines the scope of each subdiscipline, and indicates where to go for a more complete and detailed explanation. Content is grouped into three sections: fundamentals, methods, and applications.
A convenient source of information for workers in analytical chemistry, experimental biology, physics, and engineering, this Second Edition stands as a quick reference source and clear guide to specific chromatographic techniques and principles- providing a basic introduction to the science and technology of the method, as well as additional references on the theory and methodology for analysis of specific chemicals and applications in a range of industries.
[Chichester] : Wiley InterScience
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ECC contains over 300 articles, all extensively cross-referenced. Technical terms are explained in short definitions. Each year around 50 new and updated articles will be added, so that the Encyclopedia will keep up-to-date with the development of computational chemistry. Covers seven areas of computational chemistry from ab-initio computations to biological and biochemical applications.
Weinheim : Cambridge : Wiley-VCH, 2002-
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This 11 volume work includes: Fundamentals in electrochemistry, Instrumentation, Electroanalytical chemistry, Corrosion and oxide films, Electrochemical engineering, Semiconductor electrodes / Electrodes and modified electrodes, Photoelectrochemistry, and organic electrochemistry/Bioelectrochemistry.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2004.
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Topics include: Basics of Energy; Energy Flows; Society and Energy; History and Energy; Systems of Energy; Conservation and End Use; Renewable and Alternative Sources; Environmental, Public, and Policy Issues; Economics of Energy; Measurement and Models; Material Use and Reuse; Oil and Natural Gas; Coal, Electricity; Nuclear Energy; Risks; Sustainable Development; and Global Issues.
"This Encyclopedia is a definitive resource for what to eat for maximum health as detailed by medical and nutritional experts. Making the connection between health, disease, and the food we eat, it describes more than 140 foods, providing information on their history, nutrient content, and medical uses. It details healthy eating guidelines based on the RDA food pyramid; and, provides scientific basis and knowledge for specific recommendations. Beautifully illustrated, it features an extensive list of reliable nutrition resources. It describes the "fit kitchen" from the latest in food safety to equipment and utensils for preparing fit foods to ways to modify favorite recipes to ensure health and taste."
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2005.
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"Available in print and online, this unique reference brings together all four fields of genetics, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to meet your dynamic research requirements. It brings together the latest concepts in these vibrant areas and ensures a truly multidisciplinary approach. Topics include genetic variation and evolution, epigenetics, the human genome, expression profiling, proteome families, structural proteomics, gene finding/gene structure, protein function and annotation, and more. The work incorporates a vast amount of topical information, profiles cutting-edge techniques, and presents the very latest findings from an international team of over five hundred contributors."
This two volume set covers the basics and the latest in genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering, small RNAs, transcription factories, chromosome territories, stem cells, genetic networks, epigenetics, prions, hereditary diseases, and patents. Similar integrated information is not available in textbooks or on the Internet. It is the best, high-quality resource for researchers, students, physicians, laywers, and laymen because of the clarity of its presentation.
This encyclopedia is a new up-to-date resource for the global biotechnology industry. It is based on the Encyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology (Flickinger and Drew, 1999) and the Encyclopedia of Cell Technology (Spier, 2000). The content was fully revised, updated, and expanded to present all key aspects, theoretical and practical, of industrial biological processes, techniques, equipment, products, as well as ethical and regulatory issues.
[Place of publication not identified] : Wiley.
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Updated quarterly, the Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry is the result of a merger of the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry and the Handbook of Metalloproteins. Information is grouped specifically for each major element; by its relations within the periodic table such as electronic structure or coordination chemistry; by detailed descriptions of singular compounds or by the applications or methods of the inorganic or bioinorganic material.
Encyclopedia of Life
[S.l. : s.n.]
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The Encyclopedia of Life is a free, online collaborative encyclopedia intended to document all of the 1.9 million living species known to science. It is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and non-experts throughout the world. It aims to build one "infinitely expandable" page for each species, including video, sound, images, graphics, as well as text.
[S.l.] : Wiley, c1999-
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Spanning the entire spectrum of the life sciences, ELS is a monthly-updating reference work containing over 4,500 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles written by leaders in the field. ELS has articles on these subject areas: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Diversity of Life, Genetics and Disease, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Plant Science, Science and Society, Structural Biology, and Virology.
Expanded online ed. New York : Wiley InterScience.
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Since the original publication of this encyclopedia in 1996, the area of magnetic resonance has seen extensive developments and now encompasses a whole range of techniques, NMR, MRI, ESR / EPR, NQR and MSR. This expanded online edition covers all the essential information about the theory, applications and history of magnetic resonance.
Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry
1st ed. Oxford, UK ; Sn Diego, CA : Elsevier Science, 2003-
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This multi-volume work is the first to provide unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the full range of topics and techniques. It is suitable for new graduate students who are interested but not yet versed in the subject of mass spectrometry. Techniques, methods and applications of mass spectrometry are described in considerable detail; including limitations, current problems, and areas in which the method does not succeed well.
Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001-
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The encyclopedia presents around 1,800 articles written by experts in their fields, resulting in a comprehensive coverage of this broad and wide-ranging subject. It is the only encyclopedia available that covers all of materials science and technology, focusing on the following areas: Functional Phenomena, Structural Phenomena, Fundamental Core Theory, Structural Materials, Polymers and Materials Chemistry, and Functional Materials.
[1st ed.] [Miamisburg, Ohio] : ScienceDirect [online distributor] , c2006.
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This encyclopedia acts as a stimulus for new researchers working in mathematical physics or in areas using the methods originating from work in mathematical physics by providing them with focused high quality background information.
Provides critical assessment of the status and advancements in materials and fabrication of membranes, membrane based processes, and applications critical to industrial applications and research. This online encyclopedia considers the fast growing interest in synthetic membranes and their many applications including drinking water purification, gas separations, food technology, biotechnology, drug delivery devices, rechargeable batteries and fuel cells.
New York : Springer, 2008.
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Covering all aspects of transport phenomena on the nano- and micro-scale, this encyclopedia includes over 750 entries in three alphabetically-arranged volumes including the most up-to-date research, insights, and applied techniques across all areas. Specifically, subjects covered in this comprehensive Springer Reference include electrical double-layers, optofluidics, DNC lab-on-a-chip, nanosensors, and more.
Encyclopedia of molecular biology
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley InterScience
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The field of molecular biology has revolutionized the study of biology. The applications to medicine are enormous, ranging from diagnostic techniques for disease and genetic disorders, to drugs, to gene therapy. It focuses on the fundamentals of molecular biology and encompassing all aspects of the expression of genetic information.
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2004-2005.
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"The Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine covers both the molecular and cellular basis of life and medicine. Since its origins, the Encyclopedia has expanded, through two print editions, to contain more than 350 articles. Each begins with a glossary of keywords, a concise definition of the subject and its importance, followed by a detailed review and bibliography."
Berlin ; London : Springer, 2008.
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This comprehensive encyclopedia provides concise information on the molecular pathophysiology of disease. Determining and understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease is one of the key goals of modern medical research. The studies of medical genetics, microbiology, immunology, structural biology, molecular cell biology, neuroscience and developmental biology have been brought to bear on the full range of human diseases.
2nd ed. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008.
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The two volume set combines the knowledge of classic pharmacology describing drug action as well as the more recent approach of the precise analysis of the molecular mechanisms by which drugs exert their effects.
3rd ed. San Diego : Academic Press, c2002.
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"Although the World Wide Web is a mighty river of information and data, there was still a great need for our articles, which comprehensively explain, integrate, and provide scientific and mathematical background and perspective.  Over 1000 authors prepared the manuscripts at an average length of 17-18 pages. The manuscripts were peer reviewed, indexed, and published. The result is the eighteen volume work, of over 14,000 pages, comprising the Third Edition.
Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience.
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Articles in the Encyclopedia cover the fundamental and practical aspects of the polymer field, including polymeric materials, polymer properties, polymerization methods, processing, and uses. Special emphasis is put on new and advanced polymeric materials for various applications (e.g. coating, water filtration, energy, and biomedical applications, etc.), new and improved characterization and analytical methods, and modern processing technology.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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"This Encyclopedia offers for the first time a description of free radicals within an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context, connecting structural characteristics and chemical properties to their applications in different areas of chemistry and related disciplines,  Covering not only basic concepts and chemical synthesis, the Encyclopedia also covers various aspects concerning the role of free radicals in materials and life sciences.  The chapters are thematically structured within four areas: Basic Concepts & Methodologies, Synthetic Strategies & Applications, Chemical Biology, and Polymers & Materials."
San Diego, Calif. ; London : Academic, c2000.
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This encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource on the theory, techniques, and applications of separation science. It presents information on three levels: Level 1 provides a broad overview of the theory of the 12 main categories of separation techniques. Level 2 expands coverage with detailed theoretical and technical descriptions of particular techniques. Level 3 covers applications of these techniques from the micro to the macro, and from the analytical laboratory bench to large-scale industrial processes.
San Diego, CA : Academic Press, c2000.
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Short articles, each covering one aspect of spectroscopy, provide the professional spectroscopist working in academia or industry with the essential facts and background on areas of spectroscopy peripheral to their own. References at the end of each article directs the reader to the level of detail required for professional purposes.
2nd ed. [New York] : Taylor & Francis, 2006.
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The 465 entries in this eight-volume second edition define terminology, demystify concepts, highlight key references, and identify important applications in the field today. Improved organization and indices enable readers to locate information quickly and easily. The topics surveyed include active fillers for composite materials, interfacial and dielectric properties of biological tissues, colloid interaction forces, cationic and anionic surfactant interaction, dielectrophoresis of biological cells, Gemini surfactants, interfacial tension measurement in fluid-fluid systems, latex films, and papermaking. This resource also offers expanded coverage of adsorption, chromatography, electrical double-layers, electrocatalysis, micellar systems, polymers, and much more.
New York : Springer, c2012.
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"The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ESST) addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today. It provides unprecedented, peer-reviewed coverage of sustainability science and technology with contributions from nearly 1,000 of the world’s leading scientists and engineers, who write on more than 600 separate topics in 42 sections. ESST establishes a foundation for the many sustainability and policy evaluations being performed in institutions worldwide." (Publisher's description)
2nd ed. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science Direct, 2005.
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Provides an extensive overview of topics related to the effects of chemicals and select biological and physical agents on the health of humans, other animals, and the environment.  Accessible overviews of all the key areas of toxicology are included. The implications of recent developments in areas such as animal alternatives and the Tox21 initiative, computational toxicology and informatics, omics, new risk assessment paradigms, nanotoxicology, graphical displays of data, high throughput screening, toxicity pathways, epigenetics, and the exposome, are also covered.
Oxford : Eolss Publishers, 2004-
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“A compendium of 20 encyclopedias, the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) presents a comprehensive, authoritative, and integrated body of knowledge of life support systems. The EOLSS was developed as a dependable source of knowledge for use in human endeavors aimed at development of remedial measures to counter the current practices, which imperil the Earth's essential life support systems. Natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering and technology, and management policies for sustainable use of life support systems are emphasized, together with issues of global change and their ecological, economic, social, ethical, cultural, and political dimensions. The EOLSS is intended to enhance the systematic development of knowledge that is essential for global stability, security, and peace. EOLSS is updated monthly, with contributions from thousands of scholars in over 100 countries, and edited by nearly 300 subject experts.”
5th ed. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2004-2007.
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"Presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed."
Nanotechnologies for the life sciences
[1st ed.]. [Weinheim, Germany] : Wiley Interscience, c2007.
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Combining the two highly acclaimed reference works, Nanotechnology for the Life Science and Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences, this first comprehensive source will give you a unique perspective to the fascinating field where nanoscale materials and living matter meet. The only reference work of this magnitude, it provides a broad, yet in-depth perspective of numerous facets.
Weinheim [Germany] : Wiley-VCH, c2008.
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"Concise but complete, this mini-encyclopedia contains over 1,500 entries covering all important concepts, compounds, techniques and acronyms for quick and easy reference.  Guiding readers through the ever-increasing jungle of nucleic acid science and technology, the book distills the key information out of the large body of primary literature and presents it in a single volume. A first-stop resource for everyone, from students to established researchers, as both a desktop and library reference."
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2003.
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"Plastics Materials and Processes: A Concise Encyclopedia is a resource for anyone with an interest in plastic materials and processes, from seasoned professionals to laypeople. Arranged in alphabetical order, it clearly explains all of the materials and processes as well as their major application areas and usages." 
[New York] : Wiley, c2008-
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Protein Science Encyclopedia , the single most comprehensive knowledge source for protein scientists covers: structure of proteins, function of proteins, analytical methods of proteins, engineering of proteins, and medical aspects of proteins.  This encyclopedia contains some 160 articles (corresponding to approx. 4500 printed pages) on fundamental and current topics in 14 subject fields: Transcription and Translation, Technical and Recombinant Synthesis, Modification and Regulation, Damage and Degradation, Structure and Folding, Protein-Ligand Interaction, Protein-Protein Interaction, Enzymatic Function, Engineering and Design, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Misfolding and Disease, Model Proteins, Structural Analysis, and Functional Analysis."
7th ed. Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH ; New York : J. Wiley & Sons, 2009-
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"This state-of-the-art reference work details the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. Subject areas include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection, etc."
Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry
5th ed. / Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2005.
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Scientists, engineers, and technologists in many fields need a knowledge of chemistry because of the importance of chemistry in diverse technologies. In addition, to "classical" topics of chemistry, the new Encyclopedia covers nanotechnology, fuel cell technology, green chemistry, forensic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, materials chemistry, and proteomics. This fifth print edition has been revised and updated, and includes over 200 new articles, as well as 1,300 updated articles.
10th ed. / Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2008.
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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. Internet references and print references have been updated and expanded to reflect the editors' conviction that modern students and researchers move from link to link as well as from page to page.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
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"This encyclopedia illuminates the crucial role of chemistry and chemical techniques in the life sciences. WECB is an evolving online database of information, combining the most useful features of traditional reference works and review journals in a compelling format designed to exploit the full potential of the online medium. Includes extensive linking to the primary literature and to other online resources." (publisher's description)