CHOICE Editor's Top 75 Community College Resources for December 2020
This work is part of the Salem Press Principles of Science series, which covers fundamental concepts relevant in a number of different scientific disciplines. Arranged alphabetically in encyclopedia style, it includes 145 articles each incorporating a list of key concepts, a detailed write-up on the topic at hand, and a short bibliographic section for further reading. A glossary, index, and cumulative bibliography complete the volume. The latter, a bibliography incorporating works consulted by the contributing authors as well as recommended readings, encompasses both historical publications and relatively up-to-date works, primarily monographs. The index is comprehensive and includes species names mentioned in the text. Print purchase includes online access after activation on the Salem Press website. This is a good, solid work suitable for more reference collections, similar to and perhaps a good update for Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life from the same publisher before it became a Grey House imprint... Summing Up: Recommended. All readers."