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Title Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Author Christopher G. Morris
Publisher Gulf Professional Publishing
Release Date 1992-09-10
Category Computers
Total Pages 2432
ISBN 0122004000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology

Title Dictionary of Computer Science Engineering and Technology
Author Philip A. Laplante
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2017-12-19
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781351830638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A complete lexicon of technical information, the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology provides workable definitions, practical information, and enhances general computer science and engineering literacy. It spans various disciplines and industry sectors such as: telecommunications, information theory, and software and hardware systems. If you work with, or write about computers, this dictionary is the single most important resource you can put on your shelf. The dictionary addresses all aspects of computing and computer technology from multiple perspectives, including the academic, applied, and professional vantage points. Including more than 8,000 terms, it covers all major topics from artificial intelligence to programming languages, from software engineering to operating systems, and from database management to privacy issues. The definitions provided are detailed rather than concise. Written by an international team of over 80 contributors, this is the most comprehensive and easy-to-read reference of its kind. If you need to know the definition of anything related to computers you will find it in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology.

Title Dictionary of Information Science and Technology
Author Carolyn Watters
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 1992
Category Computers
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780127385105
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This work facilitates the cross-use terms from the various contributing sub-areas of information science. With definitions of 1,000 terms, in alphabetical order, the volume provides a unified, integrated and concise guide to the field. Each term is annotated by one or more references to the literature. Where possible, the first reference directs the user to a basic or seminal discussion of the term and subsequent references show its usage in an information science-related application. This work will be an indispensable reference for students, researchers, and professionals.

Dictionary Of Energy by Cutler J. Cleveland

Title Dictionary of Energy
Author Cutler J. Cleveland
Publisher Newnes
Release Date 2014-10-20
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 700
ISBN 9780080968124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative reference on all aspects of energy and its role in society. Edited by Cutler J. Cleveland and Christopher Morris, the editors of Handbook of Energy, Volumes 1 and 2, this authoritative resource comes at a time when the topic of energy prices, resources and environmental impacts are at the forefront of news stories and political discussions. The Second Edition of Dictionary of Energy contains over 10,000 terms, across 40 key subject areas in energy (e.g. solar, oil & gas, economics, models, policy, basic concepts, sustainable development, systems, renewable/alternative energy, water, etc), with additional window essays on key issues, such as Biomass, Ecological Footprint, Exergy, Fuel Cell, and Hybrid Vehicles. Dictionary of Energy, Second Edition is a valuable reference for undergraduate and graduate students, academics, and research scientists who study energy, as well as business corporations, professional firms, government agencies, foundations, and other groups whose activities relate to energy. Comprises over 10,000 terms and definitions covering 40 scientific disciplines and topics Window essays on subjects such as life cycle assessment, methane, and tragedy of the commons written by leading scientists in the field Definitions are accompanied by photos and illustrations Over 2,200 new or revised terms Seventy-five percent of photos and illustrations either revised or new for this edition

Title Dictionary of the History of Science
Author William F. Bynum
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2014-07-14
Category Science
Total Pages 530
ISBN 9781400853410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science. Its conceptual approach differentiates the dictionary from previous reference works such as books of scientific biography and makes it a convenient manual both for the general reader and for scientists interested in the origin of concepts in their own and other scientific fields. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Title CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences
Author Robert Alan Lewis
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2001-12-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 680
ISBN 9781482274509
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contemporary agriculture is a wide-ranging field with its own unique language. As an aid for improving scientific communication for everyone from students to public decision-makers, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences provides a comprehensive guide to the terminology of agriculture. It includes every area of agriculture, from traditional farming to environmental sciences to the latest developments in biotechnology and genetics. The dictionary provides: Approximately 15,000 terms Extensive cross-referencing of closely related entries Definitions include often-used variants of the principal meaning More than just a compendium of terms, this dictionary presents clear, concise definitions in traditional dictionary entry format. From agroecology to wildlife biology, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences establishes common ground between the various practitioners involved in agriculture, making interdisciplinary communications easier and more precise. About the author: Dr. Lewis is a world-class scientist and renowned author and editor of numerous scientific papers and books written in English and German. His contributions include research and applications in ecology and agro-ecology; environmental science; environmental and agricultural technology; endocrinology; air pollution sciences; and environmental monitoring and specimen banking. Dr. Lewis has been an academic and government administrator in the United States and Germany and has developed and coordinated several programs of research that were national or international in scope.

Title Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology
Author John Lackie
Publisher Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
Release Date 2007
Category Reference
Total Pages 1364
ISBN STANFORD:36105124030375
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unrivalled coverage of modern scientific terms

Title The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
Author John M. Lackie
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2012-12-31
Category Science
Total Pages 750
ISBN 9780123849328
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition, provides definitions for thousands of terms used in the study of cell and molecular biology. The headword count has been expanded to 12,000 from 10,000 in the Fourth Edition. Over 4,000 headwords have been rewritten. Some headwords have second, third, and even sixth definitions, while fewer than half are unchanged. Many of the additions were made to extend the scope in plant cell biology, microbiology, and bioinformatics. Several entries related to specific pharmaceutical compounds have been removed, while some generic entries (“alpha blockers, “NSAIDs, and “tetracycline antibiotics, for example), and some that are frequently part of the experimentalist’s toolkit and probably never used in the clinic, have been retained. The Appendix includes prefixes for SI units, the Greek alphabet, useful constants, and single-letter codes for amino acids. Thoroughly revised and expanded by over 20% with over 12,000 entries in cellular and molecular biology Includes expanded coverage of terms, including plant molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology areas Consistently provides the most complete short definitions of technical terminology for anyone working in life sciences today Features extensive cross-references Provides multiple definitions, notes on word origins, and other useful features

Title Dictionary of Information Science and Technology
Author Mehdi Khosrowpour
Publisher IGI Global
Release Date 2012-12-31
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 1010
ISBN 9781466626744
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"The 2nd edition of the Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is an updated compilation of the latest terms and definitions, along with reference citations, as they pertain to all aspects of the information and technology field"--Provided by publisher.

The Encyclopedia Of Seeds by J. Derek Bewley

Title The Encyclopedia of Seeds
Author J. Derek Bewley
Publisher CABI
Release Date 2006
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 828
ISBN 9780851997230
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds. It outlines the latest fundamental biological knowledge about seeds, together with the principles of agricultural seed processing, storage and sowing, the food and industrial uses of seeds, and the roles of seeds in history, economies and cultures. With contributions from 110 expert authors worldwide, the editors have created 560 authoritative articles, illustrated with plentiful tables, figures, black-and-white and color photographs, suggested further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions. The contents are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced to connect related entries.

A Dictionary Of Virology by Gerard Meurant

Title A Dictionary of Virology
Author Gerard Meurant
Publisher Elsevier
Release Date 2001-08-22
Category Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0080546323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This third edition of A Dictionary of Virology offers an authoritative, concise, and up-to-date list of all viruses affecting vertebrate species, from humans to fish. It has been completely revised since the 1997 edition to include 25% more entries, including many completely new viruses. The entries have been restructured so that all viruses are listed and classified in accordance with the standards set by the 7th Report of the ICTV. The extensive cross-referencing and illustrative tables further enhance the utility of this reference.

Title Food Science and the Culinary Arts
Author Mark Gibson
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2018-01-04
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780128118177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Food Science and the Culinary Arts is a unique reference that incorporates the principles of food and beverage science with practical applications in food preparation and product development. The first part of the book covers the various elements of the chemical processes that occur in the development of food products. It includes exploration of sensory elements, chemistry, and the transfer of energy and heat within the kitchen. The second part looks in detail at the makeup of specific foodstuffs from a scientific perspective, with chapters on meat, fish, vegetables, sugars, chocolate, coffee, and wine and spirits, among others. It provides a complete overview of the food science relevant to culinary students and professionals training to work in the food industry. Provides foundational food science information to culinary students and specialists Integrates principles of food science into practical applications Spans food chemistry to ingredients, whole foods, and baked and mixed foods Includes a comprehensive glossary of terms in food science

Title Dictionary of Pure and Applied Physics
Author Dipak Basu
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2018-10-08
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1420050222
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Clear, precise definitions of scientific terms are crucial to good scientific and technical writing-and to understanding the writings of others. Whether you are a physicist, engineer, mathematician, or technical writer, whether you work in a research, academic, or industrial setting, we all have the occasional need for comprehensible, working definitions of scientific terms. To meet that need, CRC Press proudly announces publication of the Dictionary of Pure and Applied Physics-the first published volume of CRC's Comprehensive Dictionary of Physics. Authored by eminent scientists from around the world, offers concise, authoritative definitions of more than 3,000 terms covering a range of pure and applied disciplines: acoustics biophysics communications electricity electronics geometrical optics low-temperature physics magnetism medical physics physical optics The editor has taken care to ensure each entry is as self-contained as possible, to include terms from the frontiers of technology, and to omit obsolete terms that can clutter a search. The result is a lucid, accessible, and convenient reference valuable to both the novice and the seasoned professional.

Title Dictionary of Sport Psychology
Author Dieter Hackfort
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2019-02-02
Category Psychology
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780128131510
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dictionary of Sport Psychology: Sport, Exercise, and Performing Arts is a comprehensive reference with hundreds of concise entries across sports, martial arts, exercise and fitness, performing arts and cultural sport psychology. This dictionary uses a global approach to cover philosophical and cultural backgrounds, theory, methodology, education and training and fields of application. Each entry includes phenomenon, subject description and definition, related theory and research, practice and application across sports and related performance domains. An authoritative, balanced and accessible presentation of the state-of-the-art in key subject areas, this dictionary is a must-have reference for anyone studying or practicing sport psychology. Provides a diverse cultural perspective to ensure the broadest coverage of internationalization Covers a broad scope of terms and concepts Includes extended performance domains, such as music, dance, theater arts and the circus Utilizes an alphabetical approach so entries are easily found and quickly referenced Contains entries written by leading researchers and scholars across the globe

Title The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies
Author Ulrike Felt
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2016-12-23
Category Science
Total Pages 1208
ISBN 9780262035682
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The fourth edition of an authoritative overview, with all new chapters that capture the state of the art in a rapidly growing field.

Title Encyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology Fourth Edition
Author Alan E. Comyns
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2014-02-21
Category Science
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781466567771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Since the third edition of this reference was completed, there have been major changes in the global chemical industry. With less emphasis on new processes for making basic chemicals and more emphasis on pollution prevention and waste disposal, petrochemical processes are giving way to biochemical processes. These changes are reflected in the new processes being developed, many of which have their own names. In addition, niche improvements are still being made in petrochemistry, and some of these processes have new names as well. Gathering and defining a large portion of special named processes that may fall outside standard chemical texts or be scattered among industry manuals, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition provides a single-source reference on an extensive array of named processes. It provides concise descriptions of those processes in chemical technology that are known by special names that are not self-explanatory. While overviews of the chemical technology industry are present in other books, most of the names defined within this volume are unique to this compilation. This reference includes named processes in current commercial use around the world, processes that have been or are being piloted on a substantial scale, and even obsolete processes that have been important in the past. The length of the dictionary entries reflects their importance and topicality. The text includes references that document the origins of the processes and review the latest developments. Written by a highly experienced and respected author, this user-friendly text is presented in a practical dictionary format that is useful for a broad audience including industrial chemists and engineers.

Title Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms
Author Vladimir V. Gouli
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2015-11-06
Category Science
Total Pages 194
ISBN 9780128498989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Concise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms includes basic terminology related to the biological control of pests, together with state-of-the-art scientific and practical terms, for expedient comprehension and analysis of present, forecasted or in situ pest management problems. In addition, it also provides the names of the most common pesticides and predators commercially available in different continents (Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa), as well as target pests and diseases of these agents, making it a tangible tool for prompt management actions. The dictionary is copiously illustrated with original pictures clarifying the most commonly used terms and the identity of organisms in biocontrol technology, with content that is both scientifically rigorous and clear. The biological control of pests using living organisms, or products from their activities, is an independent branch of science based on multiple disciplines including general biology, zoology, entomology, phytopathology, microbiology and others. As a result, the field of biological control has its own specific terminology that needs to be understood and applied correctly across this variety of disciplines, including among those approaching the field from a different area of expertise and who may have difficulty understanding the terms used by experts in the field. This compact illustrated guide will appeal to the scientific community working in integrated pest management disciplines, as well as those researching, studying, and working with interest in protecting natural resources at a global, local, and individual level, in a variety of locations including the lab, garden, field, or forest. Enables understanding of the terminology used in biological control for professionals, researchers and students in a variety of scientific fields Features clear images and photographs to help identify insects and pathogens Ideal for in situ use in both the lab and field pest management protocols

Title Aging Technology and Health
Author Richard Pak
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2018-03-15
Category Psychology
Total Pages 318
ISBN 9780128112731
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aging, Health and Technology takes a problem-centered approach to examine how older adults use technology for health. It examines the many ways in which technology is being used by older adults, focusing on challenges, solutions and perspectives of the older user. Using aging-health technology as a lens, the book examines issues of technology adoption, basic human factors, cognitive aging, mental health, aging and usability, privacy, trust and automation. Each chapter takes a case study approach to summarize lessons learned from unique examples that can be applied to similar projects, while also providing general information about older adults and technology. Discusses human factors design challenges specific to older adults Covers the wide range of health-related uses for technology—from fitness to leading a more engaged life Utilizes a case study approach for practical application Envisions what the future will hold for technology and older adults Employs a roster of interdisciplinary contributors

Title Dictionary of Trees Volume 2 South America
Author M.M. Grandtner
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2013-09-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 1172
ISBN 9780123969545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dictionary of South American Trees provides a single-source reference for botanists, biologists, ecologists, and climatologists on the many native trees in South America. The index lets readers find a tree in four languages, by its common name, or abbreviation, followed by taxonomy that includes common uses for each part of the tree. Using this information, scientists and students can identify and classify plants, their growth structure and environment, the uses of their products, and alternative options with similar characteristics. Complete coverage of all native South American trees—the only single-source reference for botanists, biologists, ecologists and climatologists working in this diverse and changing region Includes taxonomy at genera, species, sub-species, and varietal levels, providing information from the most basic level up and allowing readers to identify their subjects using numerous criteria Indicates Latin, English, French, and Spanish names as well as common names and abbreviations, facilitating accurate and efficient identification Provides growth information, climatology, ecology and uses for the tree to provide insight into each tree as well as for comparative purposes when seeking similar tree-based resources

A Dictionary Of Computer Science by Andrew Butterfield

Title A Dictionary of Computer Science
Author Andrew Butterfield
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-01-28
Category Reference
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9780191002885
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Previously named A Dictionary of Computing, this bestselling dictionary has been renamed A Dictionary of Computer Science, and fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing available. Containing over 6,500 entries and with expanded coverage of multimedia, computer applications, networking, and personal computer science, it is a comprehensive reference work encompassing all aspects of the subject and is as valuable for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computer science. Terms are defined in a jargon-free and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. The dictionary contains approximately 150 new entries including cloud computing, cross-site scripting, iPad, semantic attack, smartphone, and virtual learning environment. Recommended web links for many entries, accessible via the Dictionary of Computer Science companion website, provide valuable further information and the appendices include useful resources such as generic domain names, file extensions, and the Greek alphabet. This dictionary is suitable for anyone who uses computers, and is ideal for students of computer science and the related fields of IT, maths, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences.