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Title:
World of physics
Author:
McGrath, Kimberley A.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Group, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. A-L -- v. 2. M-Z.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780787636517

9780787650520

9780787650537
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This comprehensive encyclopedia is a subject-specific guide to concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues that meets the information need for core science studies. It includes approximately 1,000 entries and 350 photographs and illustrations with attention given to women, minorities and lesser-known scientists.


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Choice Review

A catchy name applied to one more small encyclopedia of physics--in this case, one of the publication's better features. Its two volumes contain about the same amount of material as the single-volume McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. by Sybil Parker (1983; 2nd ed., 1993). Most entries are brief, and writing style, intended for general readers, is an advantage, but the accompanying illustrations are poor-quality black-and-white computer scans. Editing problems include mention of a Hubble Telescope servicing mission in 1977 (the telescope was not deployed until 1990). The binding is good, some of the articles are well written, there are many cross-references, and there is a useful chronology, but World of Physics has the appearance of a project rushed to completion for potential monetary gain. All the information can be found in other sources. No library need purchase this set but can rely instead on general, science, and physics encyclopedias already held. J. O. Christensen Brigham Young University


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