Covers topics including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, bio-geography, earth history, and the earth sciences. One-third of the entries are devoted to taxa, from bacteria and fungi to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants.
Devoted to the scientific basis of human genetics and genomics research and its ethical, philosophical, and commercial ramifications. Examines many peripheral topics surrounding the field such as law, ethics, medicine and public health, history, religion and industry.
Represents the first attempt ever to catalog all life on planet Earth, down to the family level of taxonomic classification. Hundreds of experts worked for several years to produce over 8,200 descriptions of the world's viruses, bacteria, plants (including the algae), and animals (the protista).
Covers both wild and planted toxic plants found in the North American continent north of the Tropic of Cancer. Addresses animal and human intoxications with critical information like plant morphology and distribution, clinical signs and pathologic changes of toxicity, and treatment.
Comprehensive. The list of validly named species has more than doubled since publication of the first edition, and descriptions of over 2000 new and realigned species are included in this new edition along with more in-depth ecological information about individual taxa and extensive introductory essays by leading authorities in the field.
The largest comprehensive reference source of current immunological knowledge available. It provides a broad scope and high level of expertise to the many aspects of the field of immunology and related areas, including microbiology, virology, and parasitology.
The largest single reference source of current virological knowledge. It is also the first to bring together all aspects of the subject for a wide variety of readers. Unique in its use of concise 'mini-review' articles, the material covers biological, molecular, and medical topics concerning viruses in animals, plants, bacteria, and insects.