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GENERAL REFERENCE SECTION


ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REFERENCE SOURCES

Updated: April 23, 2005



Q
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SCIENCES



Q 121

M34 1994

McGraw
-
Hill Concise encyclopedia of science and technology

/ Sybil
P
. Parker, editor in chief
--

3
rd

ed.
--

New York: McGraw
-
Hi l l,
c1992.
2241p.





An aut hori t at i ve and very exhaus t i ve ref erence s ource f or s ci ence and
t echnol ogy. It provi des 7,900 al phabet i cal l y arranged ent ri es,
encompas s i ng 75 major areas of s ci enc
e and engi neeri ng. Mos t of t he
art i cl es are i l l us t rat ed wi t h phot ographs, maps, graphs, di agrams, and
drawi ngs.



The t ext f eat ures 3 s ect i ons at t he back of t he vol ume. The
bi bl i ographi es whi ch l i s t hundreds of books and journal s al phabet i cal l y by
s ubj
ect; an appendi x t hat gat hers t oget her i nf ormat i on on uni t s of
meas urement, mat hemat i cal not at i on, chemi cal el ement s, el ect roni c
ci rcui t s, el ement ar y part i cl es, and ani mal and pl ant t axonomy; and f i nal l y
t he 30,000
-
ent r y i ndex.





Subj ect ( s ): Sci ence
--
E
ncyclopedias




Technology
--
Encyclopedias





Q 123

C65 1996

Concise science dictionary
.
--

3
rd

ed.
--

Ox f o r d: Ox f o r d Un i v e r s i t y
Pr e s s, c 1 9 9 6.
7 9 4 p.





A h a n d y r e fe r e n c e wo r k t h a t p r o v i d e s c l e a r a n d b r i e f d e fi n i t i o n o f
t e r ms a n d c o n c e p t s r e l a t i n g
t o p h y s i c s, c h e mi s t r y, b i o l o g y, b i o c h e mi s t r y,
p a l e o n t o l o g y, e a r t h s c i e n c e s, a s t r o n o my, ma t h e ma t i c s a n d c o mp u t e r
t e c h n o l o g y. E n t r i e s a r e s u p p l e me n t e d b y fu l l y l a b e l e d l i n e d r a wi n g s
a n d/o r t a b l e s wh e n n e c e s s a r y.




S u b j e c t
( s )
:

Science
--
Dictionaries





Q 141

N38 1991

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.).
Biographical Memoirs Volume
60
.
--

Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, c1991.
419p.





This volume contains the life histories and selected bibliographies of
deceased members of the National

Academy of Sciences in the United
States. Entries are arranged alphabetically.




Subject(s):

Scientists
--
United States
--
Biography








Q 158.5

B85 1992

Bunch, Bryan H.
The Henry Holt handbook of current science and
technology: a sourcebook of

facts and analysis covering the most
important events in science and technology
.
--

New York: Henry
Holt and Co., c1992.
689p.





This book presents the major developments in sciences and
technology during the year 1990 and 1991. It covers broad sub
ject areas
arranged alphabeticall y which are as follows: astronomy and space,
chemistry, earth science, environment and issues, life sciences,
mathematics, physics and technology. Includes appendices and index.




Subject(s):

Science






Techno
logy





Q 180.55
.D57 F76
1994

Frontline of discovery: science on the brink of tomorrow

/ prepared
by the Book Division, National Geographic Society.
--

Washington, D.C. : Book Division, National Geographic Society,
c1994.
200p.





A fully illustra
ted book that presents life, our planet, the nature of our
universe and the material of which it is formed. It provides essential
information to new technologies, discoveries and inventions in science.





Subject(s):

Discoveries in science




Inventi
ons





QA 5

C53 1996

Clapham, Christopher.
The concise oxford dictionary of
mathematics
.
--

2
nd

ed.
--

Oxford: Oxford University Press, c1996.






A handy and easy
-
to
-
use dictionary covering a wide range of
mathematical terms and concepts. It pr
ovides clear definitions of
mathematical terms accompanied by illustrations and examples, entries on
major mathematicians, and useful tables for ready reference. Tables
include areas and volumes, derivatives, integrals, series, trigonometric
formulae, sym
bols and Greek letters.




Subject(s):

Mathematics
--
Dictionaries





QA 76.15
In57 1994

IBM Dictionary of Computing

/ compiled and edited by George
McDaniel.
--

New York: McGraw
-
Hill, c1994.
758p.





This dictionary provides a comprehensive refe
rence on information
processing systems, communication products and facilities, personal
computers and office systems. Entries includes terms and definitions
from industry standards both in United States and the international
community.




Subject(s):

Computers
--
Dictionaries





Electronic data processing
--
Dictionaries






IBM Computers
--
Dictionaries





QA 76.15
M53 1997

Microsoft press computer dictionary.
--

3
rd

ed.
--

Redmond, WA:
Microsoft Press, c1997.
539P.





A comprehe
nsive and authoritative dictionary of computer
-
related
terms and abbreviations. It covers more than 7,600 entries from the basic
to the advanced and current computer terms. Entries are presented like
those of the traditional dictionaries, which provides d
efinition guides,
parts of speech and definitions. Illustrations were also provided.




Subject(s):

Computers
--
Dictionaries





Microcomputers
--
Dictionaries





QA 76.15
W67 2002

World of Computer Science

/ edited by Brigham Narins.
--

Det roi t,
MI
: Gale Group, 2002.

2 vol.




A two
-
volume encyclopedia that presents an overview on computer
science and its related disciplines. It provides practical, theoretical, and
historical understanding of computers and the major issues regarding
information
and communication technology.


It includes historical chronology consisting of more than 500 important
events in the history of computer science from around 1500 B.C. to year
2001. A general index is provided at the second volume.





Subject(s):

Co
mputer science
--
Encyclopedias and dictionaries


Electronic data processing
--
Encyclopedias and
dictionaries



QA 76.575
P43 1999

Peck, Dave D.
Pocket guide to multimedia
.
--

Albany, N.Y. : Delmar,
c1999.
232 p.








A handy reference guide providi
ng introduction on multimedia.
Topics include sound, graphic development, video capture, computer
graphics, animation, and design. The text is supported by a
comprehensive glossary of technical terms and an index.




Subject(s): Multimedia system





QA 76.76
.h94 P69
2001

Powell, Thomas A.
HTML: tbe complete reference
.
--

3
rd

ed.
--

Berkeley, CA: Osborne / McGraw
-
Hill, c2001.
1208p.



A comprehensive reference guide useful in creating and designing
web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML
). It also provides
introduction to server
-
and client
-
side programming using Java Script,
Java, Active X, plug
-
ins and popular server
-
side technologies such as
Coldfusion, ASP, and CGI. Preview on DOM, SML and XSL are also
presented.


Extensive appendic
es were also provided which includes HTML
element reference, style sheet reference, special characters, fonts, color,
reference, and reading a document type definition. An index is also
provided.





Subject(s):

HTML (Document Markup Language)





QA 93

S53 2002

Sidebotham, Thomas H.
The A to Z of mathematics: a basic guide
.
--

New York: John Wiley & Sons, c2002.

474 p.




A reference guide that covers all the topics in basic mathematics.
Entries are arranged alphabetically and are linked togeth
er with cross
-
references and examples drawn from everyday life.




Subject(s):

Mathematics
--

Popular works.





QB 14

M33 2003

McGraw
-
Hill dictionary of astronomy
.
--

2
nd

ed.
--

New York:
McGraw
-
Hill, c2003.
180 p.




A compendium of more than 280
0 terms that covers the core fields of
astronomy, astrophysics, and aerospace engineering related to space
exploration. Synonyms, acronyms and abbreviations of terms are provided
whenever appropriate. It includes a guide to its use, a pronunciation key
and

an appendix which contains listings of planets, satellites, asteroids,
meteor showers, constellations, stars, galaxies and telescopes.




Subject(s):

Astronomy
--
Dictionaries




Astrophysics
--
Dictionaries




Aerospace engineering
--
Dictionaries





Q
C 5

D52 1996

A dictionary of Physics

/ edited by Alan Isaacs.
--

3
rd

ed.
--

Oxf ord:
Oxf ord Uni versi ty Press, c1996.

474 p.







A handy ref erence di ct i onar y coveri ng commonl y encount ered t erms
and concept s i n physi cs. It provi des 4000 ent r i es i ncl udi n
g key t erms
from mat hemat i cs, ast r ophysi cs, met al l ur gy, el ect roni cs, and physi cal
chemi st r y.




Subj ect (s):

Physi cs
--
Dictionaries





QC 5

M33 2003

McGraw
-
Hill dictionary of physics
.
--

3
rd

ed.
--

New York: McGraw
-
Hill, c2003.
483p.





This
dictionary contains 11, 000 terms focused on the areas of acoustics,
atomic physics, crystallography, electricity, and electromagnetism, fluid
mechanics, mechanics, nuclear physics, optics, particle physics, plasma
physics, quantum mechanics, relativity, s
olid state physics, spectroscopy,
statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. It also includes an appendix
containing useful data and information.




Subject(s):

Physics
--
Dictionaries





QD 5

M32 1997

McGraw
-
Hill dictionary of chemistry

/ Sybil P. Par
ker, editor
-
in
-
chief.
--

New York: McGraw
-
Hill, c1997.





A compendium of more than 8,500 terms essential in
understanding the field of chemistry. Terms and definitions in the
dictionary represent six fields: analytical chemistry, chemistry, inorgani
c
chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and spectroscopy.




Subject(s):

Chemistry
--
Dictionaries







QD 5

M32 2003

McGraw
-
Hill dictionary of chemistry.



2
nd

ed.


New York:
McGraw
-
Hill, c2003.
431 p.








A handy referenc
e to 8000 terms that is central to chemistry and
related fields of science and technology such as analytical chemistry,
general chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical
chemistry and spectroscopy. Also includes an appendix containing tab
les
of useful data and information.




Subject(s):

Chemistry

Dictionaries





QD 39

C34 2003

Chemistry, 1996
-
2000

/ editor, Ingmar Grenthe.


Singapore: World
Scientific, c2003.
462 p.





A valuable reference tool which presents the lectures on t
he
developments and fundamental discoveries in chemistry that were
rewarded with Nobel Prizes from 1996
-
2000. Also includes
bibliographical references.




Subject(s):

Chemistry




Nobel Prizes




Chemists
--
Biography





QD 65

D41 1999

Dean, John A.

Lange’s handbook of chemistry
.
--

1 5
th

ed.
--

Ne w
Yo r k: Mc Gr a w
-
Hi l l, c 1 9 9 9.






T h i s h a n d b o o k i s a c o mp e n d i u m o f f a c t s, d a t a, t a b u l a r ma t e r i a l a n d
e x p e r i me n t a l d a t a i n e v e r y a r e a o f c h e mi s t r y. T h e t e x t i s s t r u c t u r a l l y
d i v i d e d i n t o 1 1 s e c t i o n s t h a t i n
c l u d e o r g a n i c c o mp o u n d s, c o n v e r s i o n
t a b l e s a n d ma t h e ma t i c s, i n o r g a n i c c o mp o u n d s, p r o p e r t i e s o f a t o ms,
r a d i c a l s a n d b o n d s, p h y s i c a l p r o p e r t i e s, t h e r mo d y n a mi c p r o p e r t i e s,
s p e c t r o s c o p y, e l e c t r o l y t e s, e l e c t r o mo t i v e f o r c e a n d c h e mi c a l e q u i l i b r i u m,
p h y s i c o c h e mi c
a l r e l a t i o n s h i p s, p o l y me r s, r u b b e r s, f a t s, o i l s a n d wa x e s,
a n d p r a c t i c a l l a b o r a t o r y i n f o r ma t i o n. T h e b o o k f e a t u r e s c o mp i l e d t a b l e s
o f n u me r i c a l d a t a.




S u b j e c t
( s )
:

Chemistry

Handbooks, manuals, etc.











QE 5

M33 2003

McGraw
-
Hill dictionar
y of earth science
.
--

2
nd

ed.
--

New York:
Mcgraw
-
Hill, c2003.
468 p.






A collection of more than 10,000 terms that covers the areas of
climatology, geochemistry, geodesy, geography, geology, geophysics,
hydrology, meteorology and oceanography. An a
ppendix containing
conversion tables for commonly used scientific units as well as revised
geologic time scale, periodic table, historical information and useful
listings of data from the various disciplines of earth science.




Subject(s):

Earth science
s
--
Dictionaries





QE 5

M33 2003

McGraw
-
Hill dictionary of geology and mineralogy
.
--

2
nd

ed.
--

New
York: McGraw
-
Hill, c2003.
420p.




A reference text of more than 9,000 terms that covers the areas of
geochemistry, geology, geophysics, mineralogy
, paleobotany,
paleontology, and petrology. Pronunciation of terms are provided along
with their synonyms, acronyms and abbreviations whenever appropriate.
An appendix containing tables of useful data and information is also
included.




Subject(s):

Geol
ogy
--

Dictionaries




Mineralogy
--

Dictionaries





QH 302.5
H45 2000

Henderson’s dictionary of biological terms

/ [edited by] Eleanor
Lawrence.


12
th

ed.
--

New York: Wiley, 2000.
719p.




A compendium of over 23,000 entries covering all major
fields in
biology. Also includes ecological terms, updated classification tables,
diagrams, chemical formulae and appendices.




Subject(s):

Biology
--
Dictionaries





QH 307.2
B56 2002


Biology
/ Richard Robinson, editor
-
in
-
chief.


New York: Macmilla
n
Reference USA, c2002.
4vols.





A four
-
volume encyclopedia presenting 432 entries on the various
aspects of biology. It includes individual volume indexes as well as
cumulative index at the end of volume 4. Also includes a glossary,
bibliographical r
eferences and a topical index.




Subject(s):

Biology





QH 491

D94 2002

Dye, Frank J. (Frank John).
Dictionary of developmental biology and
embryology.
--

New York: Wiley
-
Liss, c2002.
165p.





A comprehensive dictionary focused on th
e terms, research,
history and people in developmental biology and embryology.




Subject(s):

Developmental biology

Dictionaries




Embryology

Dictionaries





QL 9

P45 1964

Pennak, Robert W. (Robert William).
Collegiate Dictionary of
Zoology
.
--


New York: Ronald Press, (c1964).
538 p.





This dictionary contains about 19,000 technical terms and proper
names in the literature of zoology. It includes taxonomic appendix that
serves as a useful reference and a supplement for the text. Entries
are
arranged alphabetically.




Subject(s):

Zoology
--
Dictionaries





QL 50

H53 1990

Hidden worlds of wildlife

/ prepared by the Special Publication
Division, National Geographic Society, Washington D.C.
--

Washington, D.C.: The Society, c1990.
19
9p.





A fully illustrated reference work presenting the world of wildlife in
Costa Rica, Guyana, Micronesia, New Guinea, and Eastern and Southern
Africa.




Subject(s):

Animals
--
Pictorial works






Animals





QL 618.2
L65 1995

Long, John A
.
The rise of fishes: 500 million years of evolution
.
--

Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, c1995.

223 p.







A fully illustrated reference source presenting various types of fish
fossils and their unique evolutionary histories. The text descr
ibes the
discovery of extraordinary fossil remains, and explains techniques used in
their interpretation. The book features a classification of fishes and map
of fossil sites. Glossary and index accompanies the text.




Subject(s):

Fishes
--
Evolution





QL 756

SE43 1986

The secret world of the animals
.
--

W a s h i n g t o n, D.C.: N a t i o n a l
G e o g r a p h i c S o c i e t y, c 1 9 8 6.
1 0 4 p.





A reference work that reveals the secret world of animals. It
provides illustrations presenting animals resting, escaping enem
ies or
extreme weather, raising their young and their shelters.




Subject(s):

Animal behavior
--
Juvenile Literature






Animals
--
Habitations





Animals
--
Habitations
--
Juvenile Literature





QM 602

C63 2002

Cochard, Larry R.
Netter’s at
las of human embryology
/ Larry R.
Cochard ; illus. by Frank H. Netter; contri. Illus. John A. Craig,
Carlos A.G. Machado.


Teterboro, N.J.: Icon Learning System,
c2002.
267p.





A comprehensive guide to embryology which gives emphasis on the
morphol
ogical patterns in the embryo and fetus and how the organization
and function of the structures in the adult relate to the congenital birth
defects. It includes full
-
color illustrations, schematics and tables. Also
includes an appendix summary of all the m
ajor congenital anomalies and
their embryonic basis and an index.




Subject(s):

Embryology, Human
--
Atlases



QP 512

Ox94 1997

Oxford dictionary of biochemistry and molecular biology / general
editors A.D. Smith... [et al].
--

Oxford University Press,
c1997.
159p.





This dictionary provides more than 17,000 entries defining methods
and concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology. Eight appendices
have been included after the main alphabetical text which includes the
Greek alphabets and charact
ers used as symbols, nomenclature rules and
recommendations, restrictions enzymes and methylases, species names,
etc.




Subject
(s)
:

Biochemistry
--
Dictionaries





Molecular biology
--
Dictionaries