eBook UXL Encyclopedia of Science, 3rd Edition

  • Amy Hackney Blackwell
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  • ISBN-10: 1414430868
  • ISBN-13: 9781414430867
  • DDC: 503
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 2041 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

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 and 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.

What's New

  • This third edition features 204 new entries and 594 fully updated entries from the 2nd edition.
  • It also contains more than 775 images and illustrations in full color.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414430752 | ISBN-13: 9781414430751

Table of Contents

ENTRY LIST.
Abacus.
Abrasive.
Acceleration.
Acid Rain.
Acids and Bases.
Acoustics.
Actinides.
Adaptation.
Addiction.
Adhesive.
Aerodynamics.
Aerosol.
Africa.
Agent Orange.
Aging and Death.
Agriculture.
Agrochemical.
Agronomy.
Air Masses and Fronts.
Aircraft.
Alchemy.
Alcoholism.
Alcohols.
Algae.
Algebra.
Alkali Metals.
Alkaline Earth Metals.
Allergy.
Alloy.
Alternative Energy Sources.
Alternative Medicine.
Aluminum Family.
Alzheimer’s Disease.
Amino Acid.
Amoeba.
Amphibian.
Analgesic.
Analog Device.
Anatomy.
Anemia.
Anesthesia.
Angiosperm.
Animal.
Ant.
Antarctica.
Antenna.
Anthropology.
Antibiotics.
Antibody and Antigen.
Antidepressant.
Antiparticle.
Antiseptics.
Ape.
Apothecary.
Aquaculture.
Aquarium.
Arachnid.
Archaea.
Archaeoastronomy.
Archaeology.
Arithmetic.
Arthritis.
Arthropod.
Artificial Fibers.
Artificial Intelligence.
Artificial Selection.
Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Substitutes.
Asbestos.
Asia.
Aspirin.
Asteroid.
Asthma.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics.
Atmosphere, Composition and Structure.
Atmospheric Circulation.
Atmospheric Observation.
Atmospheric Optical Effects.
Atmospheric Pressure.
Atom.
Atomic Mass.
Atomic Theory.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Aurora Borealis.
Australia.
Autism.
Automation.
Automobile.
Avogadro’s Number.
Bacteria.
Ballistics.
Balloon.
Barometer.
Battery.
Bee.
Behavior.
Big Bang Theory.
Binary Star.
Binomial.
Biochemistry.
Biodegradable.
Biodiversity.
Bioenergy.
Biogeography.
Biological Warfare.
Biology.
Biome.
Biophysics.
Biosphere.
Biotechnology.
Bird.
Birth.
Birth Defect.
Black Hole.
Blood.
Blood Supply.
Blood Type.
Boolean Logic.
Botanical Garden.
Botany.
Brain.
Brewing.
Bridge.
Brown Dwarf.
Bulb.
Buoyancy.
Burn.
Butterflies and Moths.
Bycatch.
CAD.
Calculator.
Calculus.
Calendar.
Calorie.
Cambrian Period.
Camouflage.
Canal.
Cancer.
Canidae (Dog Family).
Carbohydrate.
Carbon Cycle.
Carbon Dioxide.
Carbon Family.
Carbon Monoxide.
Carboniferous Period.
Carcinogen.
Carnivore.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Cartography.
Catalyst and Catalysis.
Catalytic Converter.
Catastrophism.
Cathode-ray tube.
Cave.
Celestial Mechanics.
Celiac Disease.
Cell.
Cell Cycle.
Cell, Electrochemical.
Cellular/Digital Technology.
Cellulose.
Cenozoic Era.
Centrifuge.
Ceramic.
Cetacean.
Chain Reaction.
Chaos Theory.
Chemical Bond.
Chemical Compound.
Chemical Formula.
Chemical Reaction.
Chemical Warfare.
Chemistry.
Chitin.
Chlorophyll.
Cholesterol.
Chromosome.
Cigarette Smoke.
Circle.
Circulatory System.
Climate.
Climate Change.
Clock.
Clone and Cloning.
Cloud.
Coal.
Coast and Beach.
Cocaine.
Cockroach.
Coelacanth.
Cognition.
Colloid.
Color.
Combustion.
Comet.
Competition.
Complex Number.
Composite Material.
Compost.
Computer.
Conservation.
Conservation Law.
Constellation.
Continental Drift.
Continental Margin.
Contraception.
Coral.
Coriolis Effect.
Correlation.
Cosmic Ray.
Cosmology.
Cotton.
Coulomb.
Cretaceous Period.
Crop.
Crustacean.
Cryobiology.
Cryogenics.
Crystal.
CT Scan (CAT Scan).
Curie, Marie.
Current, Ocean.
Cybernetics.
Cyclone and Anticyclone.
Dam.
Dark Matter.
Darwin, Charles.
Data Storage Device.
Dating Techniques.
DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
Dementia.
Density.
Dentistry.
Depression.
Desert.
Diabetes Mellitus.
Diagnosis.
Dialysis.
Diesel Engine.
Diffraction.
Diffusion.
Digestive System.
Dinosaur.
Diode.
Dioxin.
Disease.
Dissection.
Distillation.
DNA.
DNA, Discovery.
Domain.
Dominance.
Doppler Effect.
Double Helix.
Drift Net.
Drought.
DVD.
Dye.
Dyslexia.
Ear.
Earth.
Earth Science.
Earthquake.
Earth’s Interior.
Eating Disorders.
Ebola Virus.
Echolocation.
Eclipse.
Ecology.
Ecosystem.
Egg.
Einstein, Albert.
El Nino.
Elasticity.
Electric Arc.
Electric Current.
Electric Motor.
Electrical Conductivity.
Electricity.
Electrocardiogram.
Electrode.
Electrolysis.
Electromagnetic Field.
Electromagnetic Induction.
Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Electromagnetism.
Electron.
Electronics.
Element, Chemical.
Embryo.
Embryonic Development (Human).
Endangered Species.
Endemic.
Endocrine System.
Endosymbiosis.
Energy.
Engineering.
Environmental Ethics.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Enzyme.
Epidemics and Outbreaks.
Epidermis.
Epiphyte.
Equation, Chemical.
Equator.
Equilibrium, Chemical.
Erosion.
Eukaryote.
Europe.
Eutrophication.
Evaporation.
Evolution.
Excretory System.
Exoskeleton.
Explosive.
Extinction.
Extrasolar Planet.
Eye.
Fault.
Felidae (Cat Family).
Fermentation.
Fern.
Fertilization.
Fertilizer.
Fiber Optics.
Filtration.
Fish.
Flower.
Fluid Dynamics.
Fluorescent Light.
Fluoridation.
Food Preservation.
Food Web and Food Chain.
Forensic Science.
Forest.
Forestry.
Fossil.
Fossil Fuel.
Fracking.
Fractal.
Fraction.
Frequency.
Friction.
Function.
Fundamental Particle.
Fungus.
Gaia Hypothesis.
Galaxy.
Game Theory.
Gamete.
Gamma Ray.
Gamma-ray Burst.
Gas Giant.
Gases, Liquefaction of.
Gases, Properties of.
Generator.
Genetic Disorder.
Genetic Engineering.
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).
Genetics.
Genome.
Genus.
Geocoding.
Geographic Information System (GIS).
Geologic Map.
Geologic Time Scale.
Geology.
Geometry.
Geothermal Energy.
Gerontology.
Ginkgo.
Glacier.
Gland.
Glass.
Global Climate.
Global Positioning System (GPS).
Gluten.
Grafting.
Graphs and Graphing.
Grass.
Gravitational Lensing.
Gravity and Gravitation.
Greenhouse.
Greenhouse Effect.
Gulf Stream.
Gymnosperm.
Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Gyroscope.
Habitat Loss.
Half-Life.
Hallucinogen.
Halogens.
Hardware, Computer.
Heart.
Heat.
Hemoglobin.
Herbarium.
Herbivore.
Heterozygote and Homozygote.
Hibernation.
Higgs Boson.
HIV/AIDS.
Holocene.
Hologram and Holography.
Hominid and Hominin.
Hormone.
Horticulture.
Human Evolution.
Human Genome Project.
Hybrid.
Hydrocarbon.
Hydrogen.
Hydrologic Cycle.
Ice Age.
Iceberg.
Imaginary Number.
Immune System.
Incandescent Light.
Indicator Species.
Industrial Minerals.
Industrial Revolution.
Influenza.
Infrared Astronomy.
Insect.
Insectivore.
Integrated Circuit.
Integumentary System (Skin).
Intellectual Disability.
Intelligence Quotient (IQ).
Interference.
Interferometry.
Internal-Combustion Engine.
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Internet.
Interstellar Medium.
Invasive Species.
Invertebrate.
Ion.
Island.
Isotope.
Jet Engine.
Jet Stream.
Jupiter.
Jurassic.
Kangaroos and Wallabies.
Keratin.
Keystone Species.
Kingdom.
Kinship.
Lake.
Lanthanides.
Laser.
Latitude.
Laws of Motion.
Leaf.
LED (Light-Emitting Diode).
Lens.
Lichen.
Life History.
Light.
Light-Year.
Linguistics.
Linnaeus, Carl.
Lipids.
Liver.
Livestock.
Lock.
Logarithm.
Longitude.
Loom.
Luminescence.
Lymphatic System.
Magnetic Recording.
Magnetism.
Malnutrition.
Mammal.
Marijuana.
Marine Biology.
Mars.
Marsupial.
Mass.
Mass Production.
Mass Spectrometry.
Mathematics.
Matter, States of.
Meiosis.
Mendelian Laws of Inheritance.
Mental Disorder.
Mercury (Planet).
Mesozoic Era.
Metabolism.
Metamorphosis.
Meteor.
Methamphetamine.
Metric System.
Microwave.
Migration.
Milky Way.
Mill.
Mineral.
Mining.
Mitosis.
Mole.
Molecular Biology.
Molecule.
Mollusk.
Momentum.
Monkey.
Monsoon.
Moon.
Moss.
Mound, Earthen.
Mountains.
MRI.
Multiplication.
Muscular System.
Mutation.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Natural Gas.
Natural History.
Natural Numbers.
Natural Selection.
Nautical Archaeology.
Nebula.
Nematode.
Neptune.
Nervous System.
Neutron.
Neutron Star.
Newton, Isaac.
Niche.
Nitrogen Cycle.
Nitrogen Family.
Noble Gases.
North America.
Nova.
Nuclear Fission.
Nuclear Fusion.
Nuclear Medicine.
Nuclear Power.
Nuclear Weapon.
Nucleic Acid.
Nucleotide.
Number Theory.
Numeral System.
Nutrition.
Obesity.
Obsession.
Ocean.
Ocean Acidification.
Ocean Zones.
Oceanography.
Oil Drilling.
Oil Spills.
Omnivore.
Opioid.
Optics.
Orbit.
Orchid.
Organic Chemistry.
Organic Farming.
Orthopedics.
Osmosis.
Oxidation-Reduction Reaction.
Oxygen Family.
Ozone.
Paleoecology.
Paleogene Period.
Paleontology.
Paleozoic Era.
Pancreas.
Paper.
Parasite.
Particle Accelerator.
Particle Physics.
Pathogen.
Perception.
Periodic Function.
Periodic Table.
Permian Period.
Petrochemical.
Petroleum.
Petroleum Refining.
pH.
Phloem.
Phobia.
Photochemistry.
Photoelectric Effect.
Photography.
Photosynthesis.
Phototropism.
Photovoltaics.
Phylogenetics.
Physical Therapy.
Physics.
Physiology.
Pigment.
Placenta.
Plague.
Planet.
Plankton.
Plant.
Plastic.
Plastic Surgery.
Plate Tectonics.
Pleistocene.
Pluto.
Poisons and Toxins.
Poliomyelitis.
Pollen.
Pollination.
Pollution.
Pollution Control.
Polygon.
Polymer.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).
Population Genetics.
Power Plant.
Precambrian.
Precious Metal.
Pregnancy.
Prescription Drug.
Pressure.
Primate.
Printing and Photocopying.
Prism.
Probability Theory.
Prokaryote.
Proof.
Propagation.
Prosthetics.
Protease Inhibitors.
Protein.
Protist.
Prototype.
Pseudoscience.
Psychiatry.
Psychology.
Psychosis.
Puberty.
Pythagorean Theorem.
Qualitative Analysis.
Quantitative Analysis.
Quantum Mechanics.
Quasar.
Radar.
Radiation.
Radiation Exposure.
Radio.
Radio Astronomy.
Radioactive Tracer.
Radioactivity.
Radiology.
Rain Forest.
Recycling.
Red Giant.
Redshift and Blueshift.
Reinforcement, Positive and Negative.
Relativity, Theory of.
Reproduction.
Reproductive System.
Reptile.
Respiration.
Respiratory System.
Rh factor.
River.
RNA.
Robotics.
Rock.
Rock Art.
Rockets and Missiles.
Root.
Satellite.
Saturn.
Savant.
Schizophrenia.
Scientific Method.
Scuba Diving.
Season.
Seed.
Set Theory.
Sexual Selection.
Sexually Transmitted Disease.
Shark.
Simple Machine.
Sixth Extinction.
Skeletal System.
Slash-and-burn Agriculture.
Sleep and Sleep Disorders.
Smell.
Snake.
Soaps and Detergents.
Software.
Soil.
Solar System.
Solution.
Sonar.
South America.
Space.
Space Station.
Spacecraft, Manned.
Spacecraft, Unmanned.
Speciation.
Species.
Spectroscopy.
Spectrum.
Speech.
Sponge.
Standard Model.
Star.
Star Cluster.
Starburst Galaxy.
Statistics.
Steam Engine.
Stellar Magnetic Field.
Still.
Storm Surge.
Stratigraphy.
Stress.
Subatomic Particle.
Submarine.
Substance Abuse.
Succession.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Sun.
Sunspot.
Superconductor.
Supernova.
Surgery.
Sustainability.
Symbiosis.
Symbolic Logic.
Taste.
Taxonomy.
Telegraph.
Telephone.
Telescope.
Television.
Temperature.
Textile.
Theory, Scientific.
Thermal Expansion.
Thermodynamics.
Thunderstorm.
Tide.
Time.
Tool.
Topology.
Tornado.
Touch.
Tranquilizer.
Transformer.
Transistor.
Transition Elements.
Transplant, Surgical.
Tree.
Triassic.
Trigonometry.
Tropics.
Tumor.
Tunneling.
Ultrasound.
Ultraviolet Astronomy.
Uniformitarianism.
Units and Standards.
Universe.
Uranus.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
Vaccine.
Vacuum.
Vacuum Tube.
Variable Star.
Venus.
Vertebrate.
Video Recording.
Virtual Reality.
Virus.
Vision Correction Surgery.
Vitamin.
Vivisection and Animal Testing.
Volcano.
Volume.
Waste Management.
Water.
Wave Motion.
Weather.
Weather Forecasting.
Wetlands.
White Dwarf.
Wind.
X Ray.
X-ray Astronomy.
Xylem.
Yeast.
Zero.
Zoo.
Zoology.
Zygote.