This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This third edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries. These informative essays range from 250 to 2,500 words. Many include helpful sidebar boxes that highlight fascinating facts and phenomena, as well as color images and illustrations that enhance the text. All support the Next Generation Science Standards.
Features & Benefits
- A-Z format with additional listing of entries by scientific field, and cross references.
- Clear, nontechnical information on scientific theories, life forms, inventions, controversies and discoveries.
- Comprehensive and accessible to middle school students and general (non-scientific) audiences.
This third edition features 204 new entries and 594 fully updated entries from the 2nd edition.