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Daintith, John

Overview
Works: 121 works in 698 publications in 6 languages and 25,909 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Encyclopedias  Reference works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Director
Classifications: QD5, 540.3
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Most widely held works by John Daintith
The Facts on File dictionary of chemistry by John Daintith( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and expanded, The Facts On File Dictionary of Chemistry, Third Edition, contains approximately 3,000 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the techniques, materials, applications, and specialized uses of everyday chemical terms." "More than 250 new terms reflect modern chemical nomenclature and the most up-to-date information on properties of the elements. More than 50 line drawings illustrate many complex chemical structures, and extensive cross-references guarantee that no user will waste time searching for the right definition. Tables list physical constants, the characteristics of elementary particles, and other often consulted information."--Jacket
The Facts on File dictionary of physics by John Daintith( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and expanded, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Third Edition, contains approximately 3,000 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the most important and commonly used terms in every branch of mathematics." "More than 200 new terms increase coverage of applied mathematics and computer science." "Almost 100 line drawings illustrate complex concepts, and extensive cross-references guarantee that no user will waste time searching for the right definition. Tables list symbols and notation, symbols for physical quantities, units of measure, conversion factors, formulas, important constants, and the Greek alphabet."--Jacket
A dictionary of chemistry by John Daintith( Book )

85 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary covers all aspects of chemistry from physical chemistry to biochemisty, and boasts broader coverage in forensics, metallurgy, and geology. It is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry and related subjects at school or university." "Features: over 4,700 entries - including feature entries on important topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and biographies of key figures; chronologies charting the main discoveries in such fields as atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and physics; and recommended web links for over 200 entries updated on the Dictionary of Chemistry website."--Jacket
The Facts on File dictionary of mathematics by Inc Facts on File( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and expanded, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Third Edition, contains approximately 3,000 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the most important and commonly used terms in every branch of mathematics." "More than 200 new terms increase coverage of applied mathematics and computer science." "Almost 100 line drawings illustrate complex concepts, and extensive cross-references guarantee that no user will waste time searching for the right definition. Tables list symbols and notation, symbols for physical quantities, units of measure, conversion factors, formulas, important constants, and the Greek alphabet."--Jacket
Biographical encyclopedia of scientists by John Daintith( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 2000 scientists or people who have made important contributions to science. Covers history to the present day. Concentrates on fields of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences; includes, to a lesser extent, medicine, mathematics, engineering, technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy. Entries give basic bibliographical information and the nature and importance of their achievements. Appendixes: chronology of scientific advances and book list. Name, subject indexes
A dictionary of science by E. B Uvarov( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features short biographies of leading scientists, full page illustrated features on subjects such as the Solar System and Genetically Modified Organisms and chronologies of specific scientific subjects
A dictionary of physics by John Daintith( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a thorough revision of a classic desktop reference, bringing readers 3,900 entries--200 new to this edition--that define the terms of this fast-changing field with clarity and without jargon. Daintith provides coverage of all areas of physics and many related fields, including astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. He offers expanded information on applied physics, statistical distributions, polymers, and nanoscience, and includes ten feature articles on such key topics as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. Here, too, are detailed appendices on SI units and the electromagnetic spectrum, a timeline of key dates in physics, a list Nobel Prize winners, and much more. And, as with all Oxford subject dictionaries, this one features a companion web page, that is regularly updated, with a wealth of extra information and links to other sites. Featuring more than 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables, this is a superb resource for students, teachers, and professional physicists
The Facts on File dictionary of organic chemistry( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over two thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions and explanations of terms associated with the field of inorganic chemistry, and includes illustrations, and cross-references
A dictionary of computing by John Daintith( Book )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the quickly changing world of computing, staying current is essential. The Dictionary of Computing has been fully revised by a team of computer specialists, making it the most up-to-date and authoritative guide to computing on the market today. With expanded coverage of networking and databases, addition of biographical entries, and feature spreads on key topics such as XML, it is a comprehensive reference work containing over 6,500 entries that is as useful for home and office users as it is indispensable for students of computing. This edition now features recommended web links for many entries, found on the regularly updated Dictionary of Computing companion website, which provides further valuable and up-to-date information. The Dictionary offers wide coverage of computer terms in industry, school, work, education, and the home, including the Internet, multimedia, networks and databases, and security. Terms are defined in a clear and concise manner with helpful examples where relevant. This dictionary is ideal not only for students of computing but for those studying the related fields of IT, mathematics, physics, media communications, electronic engineering, and natural sciences. - Publisher
The Facts On File dictionary of computer science( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes more than 50 line drawings to illustrate complex concepts, this dictionary contains approximately 1600 entries that explain the most relevant and frequently used terms in modern computer science
The Facts On File dictionary of biochemistry( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts On File Dictionary of Biochemistry contains more than 2,000 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the most relevant and frequently used terms in the field of biochemistry. The dictionary is an ideal tool, articulating the basics of modern biochemistry, including basic organic and physical chemistry, cell metabolism and signaling, nutrition, and recent advances in the field. The volume is particularly useful for high school students taking courses in AP biology (especially molecules and cells) and AP chemistry as well as for college students and researchers who require a handy reference. More than 60 line drawings and a set of appendices (including a bibliography) help to simplify many complex concepts, and cross-references guarantee that the reader will waste no time in finding the right definition
A dictionary of physical sciences by John Daintith( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin dictionary of physics by Valerie Illingworth( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions of approximately 4,500 terms and concepts related to the field of physics
Biographical encyclopedia of scientists by John Daintith( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the first fully updated version in almost a decade, this comprehensive resource provides essential biographical information and focuses on the achievements of 2400 scientists who have made important contributions to the development of science. Rather than a Who's-Who style laundry list, this user-friendly resource is as much a book about science as it is about the notable individuals and their work."--Jacket
Concise science dictionary( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in a clear, explanatory style, the new Third Edition of the Concise Science Dictionary contains more the 8,500 entries relating to physics, chemistry, biology (including human biology), the earth sciences, and astronomy, as well as terms that are commonly encountered in mathematics and computer science. The new edition has been expanded to reflect recent advances in molecular biology, genetics and genetic engineering, particle physics, cosmology, and fullerene chemistry, immunology, and the techniques and material new to all the sciences. Providing both straightforward definitions and invaluable background information on a wide range of scientific words, concepts, and topics, the entries also offer line-drawings whenever the meaning is best conveyed by way of a diagram. Charts and tables of essential scientific information are also integrated throughout." "With an extensive cross-referencing system that allows readers to place each entry in a broader scientific context, periodic tables, tables of SI units, and classifications of the plant and animal kingdoms, the Concise Science Dictionary is invaluable for non-specialists and students, and an essential resource for professionals seeking an accessible guide to all scientific disciplines."--BOOK JACKET
The Facts on File dictionary of astronomy( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for general readers with some interest in the field or with a specific question about a term or aspect of astronomy, this collection of over 3,700 cross-referenced entries includes a variety of features, terms, people and places. The definitions and descriptions are concise and remarkably accessible, especially considering the complexity of subject, and the line drawings are clear and easy to understand. This edition includes a pronunciation guide and over 200 new entries, joining such topics as dark energy, the early universe, imaging, orbital resonance, rampart crater and thermal field theory. It also contains a number of useful tables on sky features and famous people associated with astronomy. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Roget's thematic dictionary of quotations by John Daintith( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideal for seeking an apt quotation on a particular theme
Collins dictionary of astronomy( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 25 years we have been tracking the growth and developments in astronomy in this dictionary. For this new edition, the fifth in the book's life, we have completely reviewed and updated all the existing entries, from A0620-00 to XUV astronomy, and have added around 200 entries to reflect recent advances in astronomy and related fields. The book will provide a valuable resource both to those studying astronomy at school or university and to the many enthusiastic amateur astronomers
A Biographical dictionary of quotations( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide general readership--more than 10,000 quotations both familiar and less well known
A Dictionary of scientists by Oxford University Press( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Archimedes and Copernicus to Stephen Hawking and Stephen Jay Gould, this is the most authoritative and up-to-date biographical dictionary of scientists currently available. Compact yet comprehensive, it will be invaluable reference for scientists, students, and anyone with a general interest in science." "Over 1,600 entries, spanning over 2,500 years; international range covers all areas of science, from physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of mathematics and technology; clear explanations of the science itself and its historical significance; includes all Nobel Laureates in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine; comprehensive index of topics, and extensive network of cross-references to related entries."--Jacket
 
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The Facts on File dictionary of chemistry
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Daintith, J.

Tan-ti-se, J.

ディンティス, ジョン

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