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A Dictionary of Chemistry (Oxford Paperback Reference)

by John Daintith

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I dizionari Penguin e Oxford sono quasi sempre più che attendibili: manca fin troppo spesso il termine che uno cerca ma sono sempre opere serie, anche se a volte un po’ troppo superficiali per il traduttore tecnico. Personalmente non traduco chimica e quindi il libro generalmente rimane lì… Per il traduttore letterario potrebbe bastare e avanzare. Il problema che trovo con questo libro in particolare è che l’approccio è troppo generale: se voglio sapere cos’è un “anorthite”, lo troverò solo sotto “feldspars” – ma se non so che è un “feldspar”, come faccio a trovarlo? Questo vuol dire che, dal punto di vista pratico, più volte mi sono trovato a bocciare questo dizionario.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0199204632, Paperback)

Fully revised and updated, the Sixth Edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either in high school or in college. The new edition features more than 4,300 entries, including hundreds of new terms. The Dictionary covers all aspects of chemistry--from physical chemistry to biochemistry--including topics such as metallurgy, materials science, forensic science, and geology. There are also biographical entries on key figures in the field. The book has single or double-page feature articles on important topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and chronologies that chart the main discoveries in such fields as atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics. The new edition also features web links accessed via a companion website, featuring additional information that is regularly updated to ensure that it stays fresh. The volume concludes with nine appendices, including the periodic table, SI units, the chemical elements, Nobel prizewinners, and useful websites.

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"Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary covers all aspects of chemistry from physical chemistry to biochemisty, and boasts broader coverage in forensics, metallurgy, and geology. It is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry and related subjects at school or university." "Features: over 4,700 entries - including feature entries on important topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and biographies of key figures; chronologies charting the main discoveries in such fields as atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and physics; and recommended web links for over 200 entries updated on the Dictionary of Chemistry website."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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