World of Physics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787636517
  • ISBN-13: 9780787636517
  • DDC: 530.03
  • Shipping Weight: 6.75 lbs ( 3.06 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published



Here comes another respected resource for students, researchers, teachers and librarians. World of Physics continues up the successful path laid by the well-received and well-respected World of... series. It stands out among the crowd because it retains the affordable pricing and utilizes the same outstanding format that is easy to use, read and understand.

World of Physics meets a growing need for current scientific information that is relevant for the core science studies, popular related electives and current events of today. This single-volume encyclopedia is a comprehensive, subject-specific guide to concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues. It includes approximately 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries and more than 350 photographs and illustrations in an intelligently organized and detailed format written in clear, concise and easy-to-understand language. And unlike comparable sources, the coverage is balanced with special attention given to women, minorities and the lesser-known scientists in the field of physics. In addition to the popular cross-referencing praised by reviewers of the original World of... series, World of Physics features a two-level subject index and a chronology of physics related events.


"A catchy name applied to one more small encyclopedia of physics¯in this case, one of the publication's better features...Most entries are brief, and writing style, intended for general readers, is an advantage, but the accommpanying illustrations are poor-quality black-and-white computer scans...All the information can be found in other sources. No libray need purchase..." -- Choice (July/August 2001)

— Choice

"...would be useful for high school and higher collections...usefulness of the book allows for the self-paced study of the topic. One can follow articles of interest and find out they interrelate to other topics. Each topic is clearly written and useful in both the physics involved in the topic and history of the term or subject. There are both subject and biographical entries. Although Kimberley McGrath is the editor of the book, the authors are several physics professors with the primary member being Lawrence C. Shipley of the University of Texas." -- ARBA (2002)