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 Gale Encyclopedia of Science (GES), 5th edition, is devoted to providing younger students and general readers with a foundation upon which to build an understanding of modern science.
GES entries are designed to instruct, challenge, and excite less-experienced students, while providing a solid foundation and reference for students preparing for more specialized studies in science. The articles in GES are meant to be understandable by anyone with a curiosity about science or scientific thought--or an area of science in which they may not have a depth of knowledge.
GES relies on a talented and globally diverse group of expert contributors. Written by scientists, physicians, teachers, and specialized science writers, every effort has been taken to explain scientific concepts clearly and simply, without sacrifice of fundamental accuracy. While some topics remain challenging, there is a dedicated emphasis toward presenting information that enhances and fosters critical thinking about issues related to science, technology, and ethics. (continued) K. Lee Lerner & Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors-in-chief /contributing editors. Cambridge, Mass. October 2013.