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Elsevier's Dictionary of Chemoetymology: The Whies and Whences of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology


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Noting a marked lack of comprehensive and/or contemporaneity among typical reference works on chemical etymology, as well as a somewhat spotty coverage of chemical terms and their etymology in comprehensive dictionaries and textbooks the author decided to write an up-to-date desk reference on chemical etymology which would satisfy the needs of casual readers as well as those of more demanding users of etymological lore. Characteristic user-friendly features of the present work include avoidance of cumbersome abbreviations, avoidance of entires in foreign alphabets, and a broad coverage of all chemical disciplines including mineralogy. Biological, medical, geological, physical and mathematical terms are only considered where they appear of interest to mainstream chemists.This book does not provide definitions of terms (unless required in the etymological context) nor guidance as to the timeliness of different nomenclature systems. The typical user will from the outset be wll aware of the exact meaning of the terms he or she focuses on and only require the etymological background to be used, for instance, in a lecture, in the introduction of a scientific paper.Examples of sources which have been drawn upon in the preparation of this book, apart from the extremely useful Internet resource Google, are listed, but an exhausting enumeration would be tiresome and impractical. As a sign of times many important source are Internet based. * an up-to-date desk reference on chemical etymology* characteristic user-friendly features* broad coverage of all chemical disciplines

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"The high price notwithstanding this book is warmly recommended" Dansk Kemi, 88, no. 6/7, 2007
EAN: 9780444522399
ISBN: 0444522395
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 433 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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