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Daintith, John

Overview
Works: 143 works in 756 publications in 5 languages and 25,090 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Reference works  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Director, Redactor
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 )

40 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,891 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
A dictionary of chemistry by J., ed Daintith( Book )

87 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fully revised and updated, this fifth edition is the ideal work of reference for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. It has over 4,300 entries, including new terms such as darmstadtium, laser spectroscopy, molecular symmetry, origin of elements, and spin-lattice relaxation; includes single- or double-page feature articles on important topics, such as polymers and crystal defects; and chronologies chart the main discoveries in such fields as atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics."--Résumé de l'éditeur
The Facts on File dictionary of physics by John Daintith( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,339 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 scientists( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searchable biographical dictionary of scientists, covering all areas of science: physics and astronomy to medicine and ecology, including key figures in the fields of mathematics and technology
Biographical encyclopedia of scientists by John Daintith( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,712 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
The Facts on File dictionary of mathematics by Inc Facts on file( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,610 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 physics by John Daintith( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 1,241 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
Dictionary of computing by Valarie Illingworth( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,095 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 organic chemistry( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 920 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
The Facts On File dictionary of computer science( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 718 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
A dictionary of physical sciences by John Daintith( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts On File dictionary of biochemistry( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 595 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 Biographical dictionary of quotations( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide general readership--more than 10,000 quotations both familiar and less well known
Collins dictionary of astronomy( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directed toward those studying astronomy at school and to the many enthusiastic amateur astronomers. Contains over 3500 entries reflecting the most recent advances in astronomy and related fields
The Penguin dictionary of physics by Valerie Illingworth( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions of approximately 4,500 terms and concepts related to the field of physics
Thematic dictionary of quotations by John DAINTITH( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bloomsbury Thematic Dictionary of Quotations is ideal for seeking an apt quotation on a particular theme. For example, under the entry politicians a wide variety of quotations appear, from Shakespeare, through Curzon and Churchill, to references to John Major and Paddy Ashdown
The Facts on File dictionary of astronomy( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 323 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)
Concise science dictionary( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for students and others who require definitions of scientific terms in their work or reading. Fields covered are physics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, paleontology, earth sciences, astronomy, mathematics, and computer technology. Explanatory definitions. Drawings and tables
The Penguin dictionary of mathematics by John Daintith( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From algebra to number theory and from statistics to mechanics, this versatile dictionary takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics. Invaluable for students at school and university level, it is also a useful source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who need a knowledge of mathematics in the course of their work."--Jacket
 
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A dictionary of chemistryThe Facts on File dictionary of physicsA Dictionary of scientistsBiographical encyclopedia of scientistsThe Facts on File dictionary of mathematicsA dictionary of physicsDictionary of computingThe Facts on File dictionary of organic chemistry
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Daintith, J.

Tan-ti-se, J.

ディンティス, ジョン

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