Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 5th edition.


Lerner KL, Lerner BW ed. Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 5th edition. Cengage | Gale; 2014.
Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 5th edition.


This eight-volume set covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. The 5th edition has been completely updated and includes more than 75 new entries on key scientific topics in the news, including: DNA databanks, Crime Scene Investigations, Internet Search Engines, Podcasts, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Wireless Communications and much more.


The GES 5th edition features revisions to more than 1600 articles and includes more than 70 new articles. More than 900 entries feature substantial new sections and updates.


Just as this revision of the GES went to press the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a draft copy of its Fifth Assessment Report, a study of published climate-related research compiled by 259 leading scientists and released in late September 2013. With the help of expert advisors and an array of support staff, key GES entries now include the most important 2013 IPPC findings on topics ranging from greenhouses gas levels to sea level rise. Key articles also include information and generalized predictions relating climate change to severe storms, floods, and draught. Critical commentary on substantiated scientific debates is also included where appropriate.


The latest edition of GES also contains a region-specific cluster of articles on both observed and predicted climate change related impacts. New articles focus on climate change in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North America, South America, and small island nations.


In addition to climate change, the editors have attempted to strengthen the GES 5th edition's coverage of emerging diseases. Accordingly, GES now includes new and substantially updated articles on epidemics, pandemics, epidemiology, hepatitis variants, SARS, H1N1, H5N1, the MERS coronavirus in the Middle East, and the H7N9 flu virus that emerged in China during 2013. (more) -- K. Lee Lerner & Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors-in-chief /contributing editors. Cambridge, Mass. October 2013.

Last updated on 08/13/2022