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Oxford Illustrated Science Encyclopedia [Hardcover]

Professor Richard Dawkins , Robin Kerrod
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11 Oct 2001 Encyclopedia
The leading science encyclopedia explaining the achievements and progress of science, now fully revised and updated. Major updates include: - The advent of SARS - Extended coverage of cloning - Extended coverage of GM food - Extended coverage of digital cameras Other updates include: Jupiter's moons reach 50; crash of space shuttle Columbia; disappearance of element 118 - Wide-ranging coverage encompassing the physical, chemical and biological sciences - Science at the cutting edge - Human Genome Project, BSE, evolving robots, global warming, laser-guided missiles, nanotechnology... - Over 1300 illustrations: carefully selected full-colour photos and specially commisioned drawings and diagrams - Unrivalled authority ensured by expert team headed by Richard Dawkins, world-famous author of The Selfish Gene The encyclopedia has a dedicated website (, which includes hundreds of recommended links, downloadable artworks from the book and a challenging quiz

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Revised edition edition (11 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199107114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199107117
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a major new work of reference...Educators and parents should welcome its clear, concise style, where the emphasis is on textual content rather than visual overload. (Guardian )

Each subject is clearly explained with enough detail to give an understanding, but not too much so as to be confusing...A terrific present that will be referred to for years to come. (Primary Times )

the text is written in such clear and simple language that even subjects like genetics and microchips become understandable. It also has a brilliant and eaasily accessible website, with illustrations and links to hundreds of other recommended websites. There couldn't be a better present for a budding scientist. (Mail on Sunday )

a handsome production, from many hands, with individual articles carefully organised, cross-referenced and enriched by relevant illustrations which do not overpower the text. All together, the well-written and accurate expositions must contain as much science, as clearly explained,as you could possibly stuff into one volume which is not too big to lift...What is here will be gratefully transcribed for a million KS2 and 3 homework assignments. (Times Educational Supplement )

an authoritative and comprehensive reference book for the 21st century...It is a must for all school libraries. (The School Librarian )

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Inspiration for tomorrow's scientists

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not so trivial 4 Nov 2013
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Nice reading, not so trivial as a children's book can be.
I bought it used for 0.01 pound, and if I'm bored I can sell it as paper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Excellent ! 28 Oct 2003
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This book is sure to excite the scientist in every child. Well worth the money!
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