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The Facts On File Dictionary of Biology, Fourth Edition
  • Authored by: Robert Hine
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816056471
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5647-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 570.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 416


Praise for the previous edition:
"One of the best biology bargains of the year."—Library Journal

"...A work that should be in every biology library."—International Journal of Biosocial Research

Incorporating the new terms and research compiled in the last few years in this field, The Facts On File Dictionary of Biology, Fourth Edition clearly defines the basic principles and terms used in this widely studied branch of science. Approximately 300 new entries have been added to reflect new information, and current entries and back matter have been revised as needed. Pronunciation symbols have been added, and many line illustrations have been replaced. Pairing rich content with an accessible format, this science dictionary is ideal for high school and college classrooms and libraries, and will be useful to specialists and laypeople alike.

New entries include:

  • Beta-oxidation
  • Cerebral nuclei
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Gene family
  • Incubation
  • Neutral evolution
  • Paraphyletic
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Sexual selection
  • Vital capacity
  • and more.


60 black-and-white line illustrations, tables, and charts. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Pronunciation symbols.

About the Author(s)

Robert Hine is the author of The Facts On File Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology for Facts On File/Checkmark Books and the life-science editor of the Larousse Encyclopedia. He lives in Stafford, England.

Reviews and Awards

"...written in clear, concise, easy-to-understand language...worthwhile..."

"...the definitions are concise and easy for most secondary and undergraduate students to understand...New to each edition is the inclusion of pronunciations for terms that are not in everyday use."
Christian Library Journal

"...[a] top pick for science library holdings...a fine reference to both terminology and basic concepts..."
Midwest Book Review

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