New Edition of The Gale Encyclopedia of Science Explores the Latest in Technology

Fourth Edition Fills Gap for Science Materials

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announces the release of The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Fourth Edition, which fills the gap for science materials written at a level between the highly technical and introductory sources currently available. This six-volume set covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology.

“As Gale’s core high school science offering, the Encyclopedia covers all major areas of science, including life science, space and Earth science, physical science, science and technology and more. It also aligns with national science standards and high school science curriculums,” said Janet Witalec, product manager at Gale. “This edition has been completely updated and includes more than 75 new entries covering the most current developments in science and technology.”

Consisting of alphabetically arranged entries, the Encyclopedia provides a user-friendly format that makes the broad scope of information easy to access and understand. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific subjects; and define terms. New entries in the fourth edition include key scientific topics in the news such as the Avian Flu, Decontamination Methods, DNA databanks, Crime Scene Investigations, Internet Search Engines, Podcasts, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Wireless Communication, Hybrid Transportation and more.

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