World of Biology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787630446
  • ISBN-13: 9780787630447
  • DDC: 570.3
  • Shipping Weight: 4.85 lbs ( 2.20 kgs)
  • 960 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1999 | Published



Students, not scientists, are the intended users of World of Biology. Aimed squarely at high school coursework in biology, it offers a convenient, comprehensive, subject-specific guide to topics, theories discoveries, concepts and people in a core curriculum subject.

In a single alphabetical arrangement, World of Biology offers 1,000 age-appropriate essays, definitions, biographies; about 350 illustrations; and other information selected by experts to satisfy assignments in all aspects of biology, including anatomy, physiology, ecology, botany, genetics, biochemistry, medicine and molecular biology.

World of Biology offers choices lacking in competing products. Students will find inventions, discoveries and ideas as well as family and educational background of the people associated with milestones in biology. Racially and ethnically diverse and offering a mix of historical and current information, World of Biology provides the background, detail and human interest that help students get excited about science.

Numerous textual cross-references reinforce connections between people and ideas; a timeline offers instant historic perspective; subject-arranged sources are provided for additional research; and students are offered index access by keyword, nationality/ethnic origin and gender.

World of Biology is part of the new World of Science Series, which includes single-volume editions on chemistry, mathematics, physics and health.


"Offers convenience by combining scientific topics with biographies. Well suited for the upper level high-school or freshman or sophomore college student, or the general adult reader trying to grasp with difficult concepts in the rapidly changing fields that are represented. Public, high school and undergraduate libraries may want to add it to their collection." -- RBB/Booklist (09/01/99)

— Booklist

"Contains more than 1,000 entries explaining topics, principles, and recent discoveries." -- NSTA Reports (September 1999)

— David Lininger

"provides a wealth of information for student research papers." -- Book Report (December 1999)

— David Lininger

"Provides an up-to-date overview of a science that has expanded significantly in the past few decades." -- School Library Journal (November 1999)

— P. A. Dolan

"A convenient one-volume ready-reference source, especially for biographical information. Recommended for high school and pubic libraries." -- Library Journal (July 1999)

— Teresa Berry

"Suitable for all libraries and well worth the price" -- Library Journal (11/1/1999)

— Jonathan Nabe and Carolyn Mills

"High school and junior college libraries without a subject encyclopedia may want this resource" --CHOICE (December 1999)

— O. C. Riley