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Encyclopedia of Biology
  • Authored by: Don Rittner and Timothy L. McCabe, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Science Encyclopedia
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816048592
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4859-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2004
  • Dewey Number: 570
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 416


Encyclopedia of Biology is an invaluable reference that provides authoritative information on the subject for high school and college students. The encyclopedia contains more than 800 A-to-Z entries and essays, 80 line illustrations, and 75 black-and-white photographs. Comprehensive coverage of leading discoveries in biology along with general biology definitions, thought-provoking essays, and biographies of notable biologists present a wide range of valuable information compiled into a single source. Written in an easy-to-understand format, the book helps explain the importance of biology to society, and includes summaries of notable events throughout history related to the discipline.

An emphasis on "hot" topics and detailed coverage of the fundamental issues, figures, ideas and concepts, experiments, and history of biology make the encyclopedia current and relevant to student interests. The book guides readers to the Web sites and various resources on the Internet that relate to biology. Appendixes include all Nobel Prize winners in biology, a review of biology-related computer software, and the complete Periodic Table of Elements.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Web sites. Further resources.

About the Author(s)

Don Rittner has been a science writer and author for more than 30 years, writing scientific and magazine articles and books about science for the general public. He is an award-winning professional science writer who is also a teacher and director of an alternative education center that specializes in bringing complex science issues to the general public.

Timothy L. McCabe, Ph.D., is Curator of Entomology at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York.

Reviews and Awards

"...will aid students in understanding basic concepts."
School Library Journal

"The volume contains numerous black-and-white illustrations that enhance the text...clearly written..."
Reference Reviews

"...useful as part of a reference collection in a school or college library."
American Reference Books Annual

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