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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences


"The most ambitious single reference source ever produced in the biological sciences..." (American Reference Books Annual)

"...a superb of the greatest scientific publications of the 21st Century..." (Library Journal)

"The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences is a wonderful resource -- broad and deep in its coverage, current, authoritative, and very enjoyable to use. ... the sheer scope of coverage combined with the very high quality of the content make ELS a remarkable work. All libraries serving researchers in the biological sciences, whether undergraduates or researchers in the field, should strongly consider this exemplary resource. " (Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)

Product Description

The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences volumes 1-26 comprises the original 20 volumes of ELS (published in 2002) plus six supplementary volumes (published in 2007). Volumes 21-26 collates all the information that has been added to the online version on WileyIntersciences since the publication of the first 20-volume set. Together, they provide the reader with the most comprehensive and the up-to-date information in Life Sciences.

Spanning the entire spectrum of life sciences, the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) features more than 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles, making it an essential read for life scientists and a valuable resource for teaching. Aimed at researchers, students and teachers, articles provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage, written by leaders in the field.

Colour illustrations and tables accompany articles, with appendix and glossary material providing essential information for the non-specialist, including biochemical and taxonomic information, acronyms, synonyms, units and other technical data. Importantly, all articles have been peer-reviewed to ensure a balanced representation of the literature.

Articles are divided into three different categories indicating their level of complexity: Introductory, Advanced and Keynote. Introductory articles have been written primarily for undergraduate and non-specialists requiring the basic concepts of a particular subject. Advanced articles provide a more detailed discussion of specialist subjects, equivalent to that found in graduate level texts. Keynote articles provide a platform for debate where controversial issues and 'hot topics' can be discussed.

Coverage includes:

* Biochemistry
* Cell Biology
* Developmental Biology
* Ecology
* Evolution and Diversity of Life
* Functional and Comparative Morphology
* Genetics and Disease
* Genetics and Molecular Biology
* Immunology
* Microbiology
* Neuroscience
* Plant Science
* Science and Society
* Structural Biology
* Virology

Product Details

* Hardcover: 25,707 pages
* Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 25, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0470066512
* ISBN-13: 978-0470066515 




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