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The Cutting Edge: An Encyclopedia of Advanced Technologies
An authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the advanced systems and techniques that are making--or will soon make--a major impact on our lives, in such areas as computing, communications, biotechnology, medicine, national defense, space, education, entertainment, and the environment.

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The Handy Science Answer Book
Written for general readers in junior high school and up, this science resource will resolve arguments, support homework assignments, provide engaging trivia, and help satisfy readers' curiosity.

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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (20 vols)
The definitive source for keeping up with the amazing changes in science and technology - complete with more than 1,700 new and updated articles Featuring entries written by international leaders in science and technology.

The Science of Everyday Things
ISBN: 0787656313
This four-volume set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline--biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics.

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Scientific American Science Desk Reference
An accessible, one-volume reference covering all the sciences. Whether you want to examine the tiniest microbes, the properties of the earth's core, or the farthest reaches of space, this handy desk reference is the resource to turn to for the answers you need.

Web Sites of Interest

  • New York Times science page
    Access the recent science articles from the pages of the New York Times.
  • Science and Mathematics Forum
    Want to discuss science or math? The Sci/Math Forum is a place where experts gather to discuss the current topical issues in mathematics, computers and the world of science.
  • Discovery Channel News
    The latest news and information on science, animals, nature, history, technology and space from the Discovery Channel Online.
  • How Stuff Works
    Explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.
  • How It Works
    Popular Science's online magazine version of the popular concept.

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