Celebrating more than 50 years of bringing knowledge to readers at all levels of study, theMcGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th Edition provides need-to-know information in the major disciplines of science and technology.
All entries are commissioned from leading authorities in their fields; each is technically reviewed, signed, edited, illustrated, and produced to the highest standards for ease of access and comprehension. The text is accompanied by 13,000 two-color illustrations and 100 full-color plates throughout. A dedicated index volume provides you with easy access to information through subject and author indexes and study and topical guides.
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th Edition is a major revision, with 2,500 new and thoroughly revised entries, and updates on more than 7,000 entries. Coverage spans the hottest fields of science and technology, includingCell, developmental, and molecular biology, with articles on stem cell technology, new insights into RNA functionsChemistry, including updates on the newest elements and analytical technologyClimate science and meteorology, with full background on climate change researchCloud computing, data warehousing, computer security among many other areas of information technologyCosmology, including coverage of dark matter, dark energy, and advances in the study of the age and shape of the universeEnvironmental science, with the latest on environmental conservation, and novel energy sourcesEngineering--civil, chemical, electrical, environmental, mechanical, metallurgical, and other areas extensively updatedGeneticsNeurosciencePlant sciences and agricultureZoology