on 23 May 2010
I completely relied on this dictionary whilst a student at Swansea University. Not only does it work in the context of a dictionary, it also gives quick summaries of processes, vital during revision when you need to refresh your memory on how a process works. For example, I remember revising radiocarbon dating. I knew what the process involved but remembering exactly what happened with the isotopes, the half-life of them, etc, was foggy. Rather than having to trawl through papers and textbooks, reading lots of things about something I already knew but couldn't quite order in my mind, I was able to check the entry in this dictionary and it unlocked it all.
Now that I'm reading lots about climate change it's become a fixture at my side. Being able to check terms quickly is so much help.
A great book!