See what’s different and explore the world of science.

In a world besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic, users are looking for quick answers to a wide range of science and health-related questions, such as viruses, vaccines, and herd immunity. Likewise, efforts to promote sustainability around the globe continue. According to the Sustainable Goals campaign of the United Nations, “Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.”

This nine-volume set offers information on a multitude of scientific disciplines, including timely topics such as 5G technology, augmented reality, cybersecurity, and sustainability. It covers all major umbrellas of science, including engineering, technology, mathematics, and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.

Given the emphasis on STEM education programs (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), there is clearly a need for accessible, timely, and solid science information. The interest in these fields starts early and extends into undergraduate and graduate classes. Even users at public libraries are keen to access information on topics their children are studying, or they have seen on the news.

Aligned with national science standards and high school science curricula, topics cover all major areas of science, such as physical science, life science, earth and space science, and technology. Alphabetically arranged entries and full-color photos provide a user-friendly format that makes the broad scope of information easy to access and decipher. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific subjects, and define terms.

Print ISBN: 9780028677170
eBook ISBN: 9780028677583
9 volumes/~5400 Pages
Original Copyright 2021 


See What’s Different:

  • Features content reviewed by academic experts, hundreds of contributors from across the world.
  • Contains nearly 2,600 total entries: approximately 34 new entries.
  • Includes 1,300 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, and maps.
  • Provides a general index to access places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.
  • Has breakout boxes that highlight key terms important in understanding the topic.


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