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A Dictionary of Biology


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PrefaceA-Z entriesAppendicesSI unitsSimplified phylogenetic tree of the animal kingdomSimplified phylogenetic tree for plantsGeological time scaleModel organisms and their genomesMajor mass extinctions of speciesNobel prizewinning contributions to biologyEvolutionAnatomical termsUseful websites

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Robert Hine was educated at King's College London and the University of Aberdeen. A professional freelance writer and editor since 1984, he has worked on numerous books and journals for both the UK and American markets. Specialist areas include life sciences, health, and the environment. He is also manager of a community-based website promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability.Contributors:Editor of the 7th and 8th Editions: Robert Hine BSc, MScEditor of the 1st to 6th Editions: Elizabeth Martin MA (Market House Books Ltd)Advisers:B. S. Beckett BSc, BPhil, MA(Ed)R. A. Hands BSCMichael Lewis MAW. D. Phillips PhDContributors:Tim Beardsley BALionel Bender BScBelinda Cupid MSc, PhDJohn Clark BScH. M. Clarke MA, MScE. K. Daintith BScMalcolm Hart BSc, MIBiolElaine Holmes BSc, PhDAnne Lockwood BScJ. Valerie Neal BSc, PhDR. A. Prince MAMichael Ruse BSc, PhDBrian Stratton BSc, MScElizabeth Tootill BSc, MSc


Review from previous edition: 'Ideally suited to students of biology, either at secondary or university level, or as a general reference source for anyone with an interest in life sciences' - Journal of Anatomy'Lives up to its expectations; the entries are concise but explanatory. Cross-referencing and diagrammatic illustrations are welcome, additional features' - Biologist

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