Applied Science

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5 Volumes
2,144 Pages
313 Essays
Glossary
Category Index
Time Line
Subject Index
General Biography
Bibliographical Dictionary of Scientists
Organizations
Online Resources

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"...a useful addition to a collection
serving younger students with an
interest in the connection between
science and technology."
- ARBA

Editor: Donald R. Franceschetti
May 2012 · 5 volumes
2,144 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-58765-781-8
# of Pages: 2171
# of Volumes: 5
Print List Price: $595
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e-ISBN: 978-1-58765-788-7
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Applied Science
A completely new reference from Salem Press, Applied Science covers major fields and technologies in all areas, from agriculture to computers to engineering to medical to space sciences.

Applied Science contains over 300 alphabetically arranged articles on a broad range of applied-science fields ranging from long-established engineering fields to cutting-edge fields such as micro- and nanotechnologies, addressing applied sciences in areas as diverse as aerospace, communications, energy, information, medical, military, transportation, forensic, and even food technologies. 

SCOPE AND COVERAGE
Articles examine the relationship between science and technology, providing insight into the many ways in which science affects daily life. Understanding the interconnectedness of the different and varied branches of science and technology is important for anyone preparing for a career or endeavor in science or technology. To that end, essays look beyond basic principles to examine a wide range of topics, including industrial and business applications, historical and social contexts, and the impact a particular field of science or technology will have on future jobs and careers. Especially targeted toward high-school students, this excellent reference work is edited to tie into the high-school curriculum, making the content readily accessible as well to patrons of public, academic, and university libraries. 

CATEGORY TOPICS INCLUDE

  Agriculture and Food
Astronomy and Space Science
Aviation and Aerospace
Applied Biology
Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Climatology
Communications
Computer Science
Electronics
Energy
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
  Forensic Science
Geological Sciences
Hydrology and Hydraulics
Materials Science
Applied Mathematics
Measurement
Medicine and Allied Health Disciplines
Military Sciences
Optics
Applied Physics
Social Sciences
Systems and Processes
Transportation


SPECIAL FEATURES
Volume five ends with several useful appendixes, including a time line of important events, a glossary of important and unfamiliar terms, a biographical directory of notable scientists, a list of web resources and an extensive bibliography listing up-to-date publications that provide new insigh