This annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles. It features approximately 170 articles from leaders in scientific and technical disciplines, from astronomy to zoology. It includes up-to-date coverage in forefront areas such as biotechnology, cosmology, environmental science and technology, information technology, molecular medicine, telecommunications and theoretical physics. 300 images and two-colour graphics enhance the text. This book also features numerous cross-references to the "Encyclopaedia of Science and Technology" and bibliographies of key literature after each article. An extensive subject index makes finding information straightforward. This yearbook aims to help for students and scientifically interested general readers, as well as professionals, to stay up to date on the most important current developments in science, engineering and technology.
The McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2002 supplements and updates the 8th Edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Expertly edited and well illustrated for ease of understanding, it keeps students, scientifically interested general readers and professionals up to date on the most important current developments in science, engineering and technology. More than 170 articles by 200 of the world's leaders in science and technology provide concise yet authoritative reviews of the progress and significance of research on forefront topics, such as Ancient DNA, Astrobiology, Cancer Detection, Climate Change, Forensic Engineering, Natural Fission Reactors, Schizophrenia, and Wearable Computers.