Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-781-8
# of Pages: 2296
# of Volumes: 5
Print List Price: $595
e-ISBN: 9781587657887
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Applied Science

Editor: Donald R. Franceschetti
May 2012

Applied Science contains over 300 alphabetically arranged articles on a broad range of applied-science fields ranging from long-established engineering fields to cutting-edge fields such as micro- and nanotechnologies, addressing applied sciences in areas as diverse as aerospace, communications, energy, information, medical, military, transportation, forensic, and even food technologies. 

Articles examine the relationship between science and technology, providing insight into the many ways in which science affects daily life. Understanding the interconnectedness of the different and varied branches of science and technology is important for anyone preparing for a career or endeavor in science or technology. To that end, essays look beyond basic principles to examine a wide range of topics, including industrial and business applications, historical and social contexts, and the impact a particular field of science or technology will have on future jobs and careers. Especially targeted toward high-school students, this excellent reference work is edited to tie into the high-school curriculum, making the content readily accessible as well to patrons of public, academic, and university libraries


  • Agriculture and Food
  • Astronomy and Space Science
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Chemistry and Chemical
  • Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Climatology
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forensic Science
  • Geological Sciences
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Materials Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Measurement
  • Medicine and Allied Health
  • Disciplines
  • Military Sciences
  • Optics
  • Applied Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • Systems and Processes
  • Transportation

Volume five ends with several useful appendixes, including a time line of important events, a glossary of important and unfamiliar terms, a biographical directory of notable scientists, a list of web resources and an extensive bibliography listing up-to-date publications that provide new insights.

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