"The encyclopedia of human biology, Second Edition" provides a complete coverage of the vast area of human biology - no other available reference work offers such detailed and comprehensive of the topic treatment. Including more than 670 articles in 37 different biological areas, this fully revised edition features among the most renowned editorial advisory councils ever assembled.
The second edition offers more than 75 percent new, updated and revised content, including about 150 new items. In agreement with the first editions of the standards, all the articles were submitted to rigorous peer review in order to ensure a consistent presentation of the highest quality.
Unlike other encyclopedias that use many entries fragmented to deal with a subject, the encyclopedia examines each topic in the individual, cohesive articles. Classified in alphabetical order for easy access, each article - ten pages in length - contains a brief overview, glossary of unusual terms, a short concise definition of the subject, a further development of the topic, the bibliography recent, extensive cross-references to other articles in the encyclopedia and the tables and illustrations including more than 100 color plates.
As such, all the texts of the first edition of a thorough review and completely developed to date. Articles provide coverage in 37 different areas.
It is a set of nine volumes, including a simultaneously published separate index volume. There are 673 articles full length with cross references.
This title articles are written by more than 700 prominent contributors from around the world. This title is published by the fame of writing including several winners of the Nobel Prize.
5000 entries in the glossary explains key terms. There are other reading lists at the end of each entry, in all more than 4,000 references.
More than 3000 of the figures and tables complement the text, including more than 100 color plates. Entries are classified in alphabetical order for easy access.
More than 100 completely new to this edition, including topics: AIDS, infectious Complications, prevention of Cancer, Cell Cycle, gene targeting Techniques, Lyme, fertilization In Vitro, Polymerase Chain Reaction, prion disease, dead set of cells and tumor suppressor genes. .