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Fast reference is the key to this science dictionary, written and designed especially for junior and senior high school students. It presents 130 two-page spreads, each spread devoted to a scientific theme or general scientific topic. Themes are arranged alphabetically, starting with acids, bases, and alkalis, and ending with zany and curious science. Other themes cover a wide range of topics, including chemical equations, ecology, human reproduction, periodic table, and many more. Each theme contains approximately 15 scientific terms, clearly defined and, where helpful, supplemented with a diagram or illustration. For students looking directly for the meaning of a term rather than a general theme, the book’s Wordfinder section serves as an alphabetical index, listing every term and following it with the page number where it is explained. There are more than 2,500 words and definitions in total. Here’s a book that belongs in every secondary school library and science classroom. Avid science students will also want a copy for themselves to use as a supplement to their textbooks.

From the reviews:

“A reader may open Barron’s Science Study Dictionary just to look up one term and end up browsing through the entire book. This excellent reference covers all the sciences: biology, chemistry, physics, and Earth science. The well-organized dictionary is divided into 130 themes in alphabetical order, each arranged on a double-page spread with diagrams and definitions of vocabulary. Not just a dictionary, the reference also includes other interesting information pertinent to each topic.”

”Over 2,500 words or phrases are defined within the book. The book has a word finder or glossary at the beginning for quick and easy access to information. At the end of the book a section on Zany and Curious Science features a short list of words with interesting facts that will warm the heart of any trivia buff. Information on the human lightening conductor of Virginia may not be on the next test, but students will have trouble forgetting it….This scientifically correct resource will be a great reference for students and teachers that will promote interest in science.”
—Jennifer Soukhome, NSTA Recommends, August 2001

“The clear and concise drawings supplement the text nicely and contribute to the appealing layout. Students looking for a particular term, rather than a subject, will find the index in the front of the book helpful. This useful volume is a must for public and school libraries.”
— Maren Ostergard, School Library Journal, November 2001

Paperback / 288 Pages / 6 3/4 x 9 1/8 / 2001


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