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Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia

  • Editors
  • Douglas M. Considine
  • Glenn D. Considine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1-313
  3. B
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 315-495
  4. C
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 497-886
  5. D
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 887-1013
  6. E
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1015-1196
  7. F
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1197-1386
  8. G
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1387-1530
  9. H
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1531-1667
  10. I
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1669-1792
  11. J
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1793-1810
  12. K
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1811-1832
  13. L
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1833-1929
  14. M
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 1931-2114
  15. N
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 2115-2234
  16. O
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 2235-2324
  17. P
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 2325-2591
  18. Q
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 2593-2608
  19. R
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 2609-2740
  20. S
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 2741-3021
  21. T
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3023-3161
  22. U
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3163-3191
  23. V
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3193-3264
  24. W
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3265-3354
  25. X
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3355-3364
  26. Y
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3365-3372
  27. Z
    Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine
    Pages 3373-3383
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 3385-3525

About this book

Introduction

Advancements in science and engineering have occurred at a surprisingly rapid pace since the release of the seventh edition of this encyclopedia. Large portions of the reference have required comprehensive rewriting and new illustrations. Scores of new topics have been included to create this thoroughly updated eighth edition. The appearance of this new edition in 1994 marks the continuation of a tradition commenced well over a half-century ago in 1938 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, First Edition, was published and welcomed by educators worldwide at a time when what we know today as modern science was just getting underway. The early encyclopedia was well received by students and educators alike during a critical time span when science became established as a major factor in shaping the progress and economy of individual nations and at the global level. A vital need existed for a permanent science reference that could be updated periodically and made conveniently available to audiences that numbered in the millions. The pioneering VNSE met these criteria and continues today as a reliable technical information source for making private and public decisions that present a backdrop of technical alternatives.

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