Encyclopedia of Genetics

Encyclopedia of Genetics

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Elsevier Science and Technology
The Encyclopedia of Genetics provides the most complete and authoritative coverage of genetics ever published. Dr. Sydney Brenner, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, and Professor Jeffrey H. Miller of UCLA have gathered the world's top geneticists to contribute to this outstanding collection. Diverse information is compiled into a single, comprehensive source, containing a clear presentation of cutting-edge knowledge. Easy-to-use and well-organized, the Encyclopedia of Genetics is an invaluable reference work for everyone from the academic researcher to the educated layperson.
  • Comprehensive coverage: at 4 volumes and over 1,700 entries this is the largest Genetics reference work currently available
  • Complete, up-to-date information
  • Initial online access to the online version, which includes fully searchable text and numerous hyperlinks to related sites
  • Cross-references to related articles within the Encyclopedia
  • 2800 pages; two-color printing throughout text and figures; color plate sections also included


Baker & Taylor
Provides entries that cover all aspects of the field of genetics.

Book News
With the completion of the human genome this year, the release of this encyclopedia is well timed. Alphabetized entries vary in size from glossary items, definitions, and short articles, to major articles of five or more pages. The massive entry list (about 1650) includes Aflatoxins, bootstrapping, cladistics, gene library, Neu Oncogene, phylogeography, Q-banding, sexduction, and W chromosome. Entries do not include bibliographies but usually suggest further readings and entries of related interest, and always note the author (700 contributors in all). Purchase of the set gives access, for a limited time, to an online version which provides hypertext linking to cross-references, figures, references, and to the abstracts of cited articles via MEDLINE/CrossRef. Brenner (Molecular Sciences Institute, U.of California, Berkeley) helped to invent the genetic code nearly 40 years ago and Miller works at the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles. This reference is somewhat accessible to a wider readership than just scientists and science students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Elsevier
The Encyclopedia of Genetics provides the most complete and authoritative coverage of genetics ever published. Dr. Sydney Brenner, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, and Professor Jeffrey H. Miller of UCLA have gathered the world's top geneticists to contribute to this outstanding collection. Diverse information is compiled into a single, comprehensive source, containing a clear presentation of cutting-edge knowledge. Easy-to-use and well-organized, the Encyclopedia of Genetics is an invaluable reference work for everyone from the academic researcher to the educated layperson.

The Encyclopedia provides:
* Comprehensive coverage: at 4 volumes and over 1,700 entries this is the largest Genetics reference work currently available
* Complete, up-to-date information
* Initial online access to the online version, which includes fully searchable text and numerous hyperlinks to related sites
* Cross-references to related articles within the Encyclopedia
* 2800 pages; two-color printing throughout text and figures; color plate sections also included

Publisher: San Diego ; London : Academic Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780122270802
0122270800
Branch Call Number: REF 576.5 ENCYC
Characteristics: 4 volumes (lxx, 2,257 pages) : illustrations

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