Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, 10th Edition

  • Glenn D. Considine
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  • ISBN-10: 0470559861
  • ISBN-13: 9780470559864
  • DDC: 503
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 6188 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The new, three–volume Tenth Edition contains articles contributed by industry experts and scholars worldwide. It comprises more than 10,000 entries and features hundreds of completely rewritten and re–referenced articles, as well as 2,500 completely new entries covering emerging technologies affecting genetics, global warming, communications, informatics, nanotechnology, and more. Internet references and print references have been updated and expanded to reflect the editors' conviction that modern students and researchers move from link to link as well as from page to page.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Representative Topical Coverage.
Acknowledgments.
1: AA.
2: AAAS.
3: Aardvark.
4: Aardwolf.
5: Abaca.
6: Abalone.
7: Abbe Condenser.
8: Abbe Number.
9: Abbe Sine Condition.
10: Abdomen.
11: Abel Equation.
12: Abelian Group.
13: Aberration of Light.
14: Aberration (Optical).
15: Abherent.
16: Ablate.
17: Ablating Material.
18: Ablating Nose Cone.
19: Ablation.
20: Ablation (Geomorphology).
21: Ablation (Glaciology).
22: Ablation (Meteorite).
23: Ablation (Spacecraft).
24: Ablative Materials.
25: Abney Effect.
26: Abrasion.
27: Abrasion pH.
28: Abrasives.
29: Absarokite.
30: Abscess.
31: Abscission.
32: Absolute.
33: Absolute Altimeter.
34: Absolute Altitude.
35: Absolute Angular Momentum.
36: Absolute Cavity Radiometer.
37: Absolute Coordinate System.
38: Absolute Delay.
39: Absolute Humidity.
40: Absolute Instability.
41: Absolute Magnitude (Symbol M).
42: Absolute Manometer.
43: Absolute Motion.
44: Absolute Pressure.
45: Absolute Radiation Scale (ARS).
46: Absolute Space-Time.
47: Absolute System of Units.
48: Absolute Temperature.
49: Absolute Vacuum.
50: Absolute Zero.
51: Absorbance.
52: Absorber.
53: Absorptimetry.
54: Absorption Band.
55: Absorption Coefficient.
56: Absorption Curve.
57: Absorption Discontinuity.
58: Absorption Edge.
59: Absorption (Energy).
60: Absorption (Physiology).
61: Absorption (Process).
62: Absorption Spectroscopy.
63: Absorption Spectrum.
64: Absorptivity (Optical).
65: Abundance.
66: Abundance Ratio.
67: Abyssal Hills.
68: Abyssal Plain.
69: Abyssal Rocks.
70: Abyssal Zone.
71: Acacia Trees.
72: Acanthocephala (Thorny-Headed Worms).
73: Acanthus.
74: Acaricide.
75: Acarina.
76: Accelerated Flight (Airplane).
77: Acceleration.
78: Acceleration (Due to Gravity).
79: Accelerator.
80: Accelerometer.
81: Acclimatization.
82: Accommodation Coefficient.
83: Accommodation (Ocular).
84: Accretion (Geology).
85: Accumulated Cooling.
86: Accumulated Temperature (or Cumulative Temperature).
87: Accumulator (Hydraulic).
88: Accuracy.
89: Acetaldehyde.
90: Acetal Group.
91: Acetal Resins.
92: Acetate Dye.
93: Acetic Acid.
94: Acetoacetic Ester Condensation.
95: Acetone.
96: Acetylcholine.
97: Acetylene.
98: Acetylene Series.
99: Acetylsalicylic Acid.
100: Achene.
101: Achernar (α Eridani).
102: Achilles Tendon.
103: Achlorhydria.
104: Achondrites.
105: Achromat.
106: Achromatic.
107: Achromatopsia.
108: Acid-Base Regulation (Blood).
109: Acid Deposition.
110: Acidic Solvent.
111: Acidimetry.
112: Acidity.
113: Acid Number.
114: Acidosis.
115: Acid Rain.
116: Acids and Bases.
117: Acidulants and Alkalizers (Foods).
118: Aclinic Line (or Dip Equator; Magnetic Equator).
119: Acmite-Aegerine.
120: Acne Vulgaris.
121: Acoela.
122: Acoelomata.
123: Acoustic Mode.
124: Acoustic Principle of Similarity.
125: Acoustic Rain Gauge.
126: Acoustic Scintillation.
127: Acoustics.
128: Acoustic Sensors.
129: Acoustic Sounding.
130: Acoustic Thermometer.
131: Acoustic Tomography.
132: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
133: Acquisition.
134: Acromegaly.
135: Acrylic Acid and Derivatives.
136: Acrylic Plastics.
137: Acrylonitrile.
138: Acth.
139: Actin.
140: Actinide Contraction.
141: Actinides and Transactinides.
142: Actinium.
143: Actinolite.
144: Actinometer.
145: Actinometry.
146: Actinomycosis.
147: Actinon.
148: Action.
149: Action Current.
150: Action Potential.
151: Action Spectrum.
152: Activated Sludge.
153: Activation.
154: Activation Energy.
155: Activator.
156: Active Center.
157: Active Deposit.
158: Active Mass.
159: Activity Coefficient.
160: Activity (Radioactivity).
161: Activity Series.
162: Actuator (Control System).
163: Acute (Medical).
164: Acyl.
165: Acylation.
166: Adamantine Compound.
167: Adams, Roger (1889–1971).
168: Adanson, Michel (1727–1806).
169: Adaptation (Ecology).
170: Adaptation Luminance.
171: Adaptive Control.
172: Adaptive Control System.
173: Adaptive Observational Network.
174: Adaptive Observations.
175: A/D Converter.
176: Addax.
177: Adder (Computer System).
178: Addison’s Disease.
179: Addition.
180: Additive Color Process.
181: Address (Computer System).
182: Adenine.
183: Adenoma.
184: Adenosine.
185: Adenosine Phosphates.
186: Adhara (∈Canis Majoris).
187: Adhesion (Physics).
188: Adhesion (Work of).
189: Adhesives.
190: Adiabatic Atmosphere.
191: Adiabatic Process.
192: Adiabatic Wall.
193: A-Display.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Glenn D. Considine

Glenn D. Considine specializes in managing information systems that serve science, engineering, and technology. An active member of the American Society of Metals and the Institute of Food Technology, he served as the managing editor for the Van Nostrand Reinhold Encyclopedia of Chemistry and the Standard Handbook of Industrial Automation.