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McGraw-Hill Education Yearbook of Science and Technology 2014

McGraw-Hill Education Yearbook of Science and Technology 2014 (Hardback)

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An annual roundup of the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology



The McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2014 continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the nonspecialist through concise, richly illustrated articles. With entries written by international leaders in their respective fields, this new edition covers a broad range of scientific and technical disciplines, from Astronomy to Zoology.



* 200 experts in science and technology keep you informed about key developments and trends in more than 50 major disciplines

* Coverage includes forefront topics in areas such as biomedical sciences; cell and molecular biology; computer science; environmental science; genetics; materials science and engineering; neuroscience; nanotechnology; theoretical physics; and more

* Full-color images, illustrations, and charts complement and enhance the text

* An extensive index makes finding information easy

* Numerous cross-references in each article suggest background reading in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th edition, as well as references to key literature

* All articles are invited, reviewed, and signed to ensure quality of content, then edited and illustrated to aid the comprehension of nonspecialist readers



This year's coverage includes timely and exciting subjects such asProgress in small modular nuclear reactors

The landing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity rover's first forays onto the Red Planet

The latest insights into the extinct "hobbit" people who inhabited the island of Flores

quantum cascade lasers; surprises in the genomes of bonobos and kangaroos

The field of plasmonics

The devastating effects of invasive Burmese pythons on wildlife in the Everglades

The discovery of naturally occurring quasicrystals

The exotic astronomical objects called black widow pulsars

The use of bariatric surgery to fight obesity

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The influence of symbiotic microorganisms on human health

Heart regeneration

A report on the construction of Masdar

The first sustainable desert city

And more than 100 other fascinating topics

Reference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksYearbooks, annuals, almanacsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesTechnicalEngineering & General Technology Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe Publication Date: 24/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9780071831062  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The McGraw-Hill Education Editorial Staff (New York, NY) is also responsible for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, the world's premier science reference.

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