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Riassunto: Attractively bound in red and black, these slim volumes present fairly lengthy articles (generally 1 to 4 pages) explaining technology and scientific principles and phenomena in terms that young adults (grades 6-12) can understand. The alphabetically arranged entries cover more than 800 subjects ranging from the very basic to topics as sophisticate
From Booklist: This updated edition offers extensive coverage of science and technology. It is intended as a reference for students and others who want to learn more about the technologies that affect modern life but who may not have a scientific background. Volumes 1 to 19, which are each 144 pages in length, include more than 800 articles that are alphabetically arranged. Some of the entries, which vary in length from one to eight pages, include fact boxes that provide supplemental information. The topics covered range from Abrasive to Zoology. There is a comprehensive index at the beginning of volume 1, and each of the subsequent volumes includes its own table of contents. Entries conclude with an alphabetical listing of their cross-references. This is especially useful, as the first 19 volumes lack individual indexes.
The coverage provided is thorough, the writing style is clear, and explanations are easy to understand. The areas of science covered include astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, geology, medicine, and physics. Some of the topics in this new edition pertain to recent developments in microelectronics, biotechnology, and computers. The text is complemented by more than 2,800 illustrations, of which 600 are new to this edition. Students will especially appreciate the numerous cutaway drawings showing the inner workings of a variety of objects, including an airplane and an Aqua-Lung.
Volume 20 contains more than 13 different subject indexes in addition to a general index. A sampling of the subject indexes includes "Instrumentation and Analytical Technology" and "Transportation and Leisure." The final volume also includes a section of further reading that suggests titles as well as Web sites, a glossary, a weights and measures conversion chart, a science time line, a geological timescale, and a periodic table of the elements.
The articles are highly informative and would serve students in junior high school and up as well as the browsing lay reader. This would be a useful addition for public and school libraries. For a younger audience, UXL offers the less comprehensive Technology in Action: Science Applied to Everyday Life (1998). RBB
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Descrizione libro Cavendish Square Publishing 2002-11-01, 2002. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. 3. 0761473149 20 VOLUME SET. 3rd Edition. Ex-library book with usual markings. Clean text. SATISF GNTD + SHIPS W/IN 24 HRS. Sorry, no APO deliveries. Ships in a padded envelope with free tracking. O9B. Codice libro della libreria 800199453
Descrizione libro Marshall Cavendish., 2003. Condizione libro: As New. Third Edition. Hardcover. Books-Like New, gilt titles on spine and front. 12x9. 2879pp. Colour photos and illustrations throughout. Final volume is an index. PLEASE NOTE: SORRY, BUT THIS IS A HEAVY ITEM AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA FOR POSTAGE PARTICULARLY FOR OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS, BUT, AS ALWAYS, WE WILL DO OUR BEST FOR OUR CUSTOMERS WHEREVER YOU ARE.*. Codice libro della libreria 1548662
Descrizione libro Marshall Cavendish Corp, 2002. Library Binding. Condizione libro: New. 3. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0761473149