Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Includes coverage of forefront fields such as cell and molecular biology, environmental science, genetics, information technology, nanotechnology, chemistry, and theoretical physics An extensive subject index makes finding information fast and easy Features numerous cross-references to the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and bibliographies of key literature after each article 250+ images, diagrams, and tables enhance the text
McGraw-Hill's world-renowned annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the non-scientist through concise, well-illustrated articles.
An annual roundup of the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology The McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2015 continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the nonspecialist through concise, richly illustrated articles. With entries written by international leaders in their respective fields, this new edition covers a broad range of scientific and technical disciplines, from Astronomy to Zoology. 200 experts in science and technology keep you informed about key developments and trends in more than 50 major disciplines Coverage includes forefront topics in areas such as genomics; cell and molecular biology; computer science; conservation and environmental science; regenerative medicine; climatology; materials science and engineering; neuroscience; nanotechnology; theoretical physics; and more 380 full-color images, illustrations, and tables complement and enhance the text An extensive index makes finding information easy Numerous cross-references in each article suggest background reading in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th edition, as well as references to key literature All articles are invited, reviewed, and signed to ensure quality of content, and then edited and illustrated to aid the comprehension of nonspecialist readers
Hundreds of well-illustrated articles explore the most important fields of science. The entries are supplemented by conversion tables, explanations of scientific, technical and mathematical notations as well as tables of statistical and historical interest.
Hundreds of well-illustrated articles explore the most important fields of science. Based on content from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technooogy, Fifth Edition, the most widely used and respected science reference of its kind in print, each of these subject-specific quick-reference guides features: * Detailed, well-illustrated explanations, not just definitions * Hundreds of concise yet authoritative articles in each volume * An easy-to-understand presentation, accessible and interesting to non-specialists * A portable, convenient format * Bibliographies, appendices, and other information supplement the articles
Hundreds of articles explore the most important fields of science. Based on content from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Fifth Edition, each of these subject-specific quick-reference guides features: Detailed, well-illustrated explanations; Hundreds of concise articles in each volume; An easy-to-understand presentation, accessible and interesting to non-specialists; A portable, convenient format; Bibliographies, appendices, and other information supplement the articles.
From acoustics to zoology, the bestselling, authoritative encyclopedia that brings the latest in science and technology to students Celebrating more than 50 years of bringing knowledge to readers at all levels of study, the McGraw-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, including Cell, developmental, and molecular biology, with articles on stem cell technology, new insights into RNA functions Chemistry, including updates on the newest elements and analytical technology Climate science and meteorology, with full background on climate change research Cloud computing, data warehousing, computer security among many other areas of information technology Cosmology, including coverage of dark matter, dark energy, and advances in the study of the age and shape of the universe Environmental science, with the latest on environmental conservation, and novel energy sources Engineering--civil, chemical, electrical, environmental, mechanical, metallurgical, and other areas extensively updated Genetics Neuroscience Plant sciences and agriculture Zoology
McGraw-Hill's world-renowned annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles. * Approximately 150 articles from 200 leaders in their respective fields cover technical disciplines from Agriculture to Zoology * 225 images and two-color illustrations enhance the text * Features numerous cross-references to the "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th Edition," and references of key literature after each article * An extensive subject index makes finding information a snap * Up-to-date coverage of forefront topics such as bioterrorism, earth simulator, electric power systems, extreme programming, HIV vaccines, human impact on vertebrate extinction, polymers for micro-electronics, solar storms, and Voice-over IP.
Author: Roger M. Rowell
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Wood has played a major role throughout human history. Strong and versatile, the earliest humans used wood to make shelters, cook food, construct tools, build boats, and make weapons. Recently, scientists, politicians, and economists have renewed their interest in wood because of its unique properties, aesthetics, availability, abundance, and perhaps most important of all, its renewability. However, wood will not reach its highest use potential until we fully describe it, understand the mechanisms that control its performance properties, and, finally, are able to manipulate those properties to give us the desired performance we seek. The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites analyzes the chemical composition and physical properties of wood cellulose and its response to natural processes of degradation. It describes safe and effective chemical modifications to strengthen wood against biological, chemical, and mechanical degradation without using toxic, leachable, or corrosive chemicals. Expert researchers provide insightful analyses of the types of chemical modifications applied to polymer cell walls in wood. They emphasize the mechanisms of reaction involved and resulting changes in performance properties including modifications that increase water repellency, fire retardancy, and resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, moisture, mold, and other biological organisms. The text also explores modifications that increase mechanical strength, such as lumen fill, monomer polymer penetration, and plasticization. The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites concludes with the latest applications, such as adhesives, geotextiles, and sorbents, and future trends in the use of wood-based composites in terms of sustainable agriculture, biodegradability and recycling, and economics. Incorporating decades of teaching experience, the editor of this handbook is well-attuned to educational demands as well as industry standards and research trends.
* McGraw-Hill's annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles * Approximately 170 articles from leaders in scientific and technical disciplines from astronomy to zoology * Up-to-date coverage in forefront areas such as biotechnology, cosmology, environmental science and technology, information technology, molecular medicine, telecommunications, and theoretical physics * 300 images and two color graphics enhance the text * Features numerous cross-references to the Encyclopedia and bibliographies of key literature after each article * An extensive subject index makes finding information a snap
Author: Michael Orey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-05-28
The Educational Media and Technology Yearbook has become a standard reference in many libraries and professional collections. Examined in relation to its comp- ion volumes of the past, it provides a valuable historical record of current ideas and developments in the ?eld. Part I, “Trends and Issues,” presents an array of chapters that develop some of the current themes listed above, in addition to others. Part II, “Library and Information Science,” concentrates upon chapters of special relevance to K-12 education, library science education, school learning resources, and various types of library and media centers—school, public, and academic among others. In Part III, “Leadership Pro?les,” authors provide biographical sketches of the careers of instructional technology leaders. Part IV, “Organizations and Associations in North America,” and Part V, “Graduate Programs in North America,” are, resp- tively, directories of instructional technology-related organizations and institutions of higher learning offering degrees in related ?elds. Finally, Part VI, the “Medi- raphy,” presents an annotated listing of selected current publications related to the ?eld. For a number of years we have worked together as editors and the sixth with Dr. Michael Orey as the senior editor. Last year as the senior editor, Orey decided to try and come up with a list of the top programs rather than just the list of all the programs. This has proven to be problematic. First of all, bias exists when we are rating a ?eld in which our program is within those to be rated.
Practical and easily accessible manual on the basic and advanced management of the neonate. Covers procedures, disorders, and neonatal pharmacology in a logical outline approach that highlights the essentials of each procedure. The popular On Call Problems section presents over 30 common and serious patient problems. The Fifth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with new strategies for management of specific newborn respiratory diseases, updated information on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, and updated drug information.