Reference Books

Best Books for the Best Minds

Scientific Reference books offer Life Scientists and Chemists a range of handbooks, dictionaries and other general science references.


Product #

Book Title


Add to Cart

  Z278661 Chemical Technicians’ Ready Reference Handbook, 4th ed. The definitive reference of laboratory safety, analytic procedures, and instrumentation techniques for the modern chemical laboratory. Cited in BCL3, the new edition contains expanded chapters on gas chromatography (GC) and high- performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and physical properties and testing methods, with a new chapter on thermal analytic methods as well as on electrophoresis. Also includes up- to-date information on the role of chemical laboratory technicians and chemical process operators in industry and current data on laboratory safety, chemical waste disposal, government regulations, and ISO-9000. Explains in detail the day-to-day procedures, techniques, and formulas of today′s chemical laboratory. The new edition (2nd was 1981), emphasizing the importance of safety, has been expanded to include additional information on material safety data sheets, chemical waste disposal, Right-to-Know regulations, and the National Fire Protection Association codes. Also new is material on such topics as gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and computers in the laboratory.
C0416 Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed. A comprehensive yet compact source of biochemical and molecular biological data with more than 4,500 entries and 1,000 figures. Many new entries on molecular and cell biology have been included. An ideal reference work with current literature citations.
  Z252697 Concise Encyclopedia of Chemistry This is more of an encyclopedic dictionary, with many entries having only a one-sentence definition. There is no index. Instead, a see reference is made for a term covered in a longer article. For example, under shoe polish is the reference "see Leather care products." This method works quite well, providing an easy way to locate discussions. The text of each longer entry is well written and understandable to the educated layperson. This book is smaller than the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Chemistry, a true encyclopedia with few dictionary entries. The number of terms covered in the Concise Encyclopedia, however, is just as extensive, with shorter discussions of each. This book is well illustrated, with many line drawings, tables, and charts. It is described as a translation of ABC Chemie, with no publication date.
  Z272884 Japanese/English English/Japanese Glossary Of Scientific And Technical Terms Not only will this bilingual glossary save time, but users will find the terms easy to look up, pronounce and understand. Covers 120 subject fields. There are 3,000 chemical, 1,600 mathematical, 3,700 physics, 900 computer and logic, 3,200 engineering and 3,700 biological terms. Includes numerous words used in light of today′s ecology and features ``kanji′′ (Chinese characters) and ``kana′′ (Japanese letters).
  Z213675 Patterson’s German-English Dictionary for Chemists, 4th Ed. First published by Wiley in 1917, it set the standard for the entire field. Maintaining the same convenient layout and Patterson format with the same high standards of quality, here is the first revision of this invaluable work since 1950. With expanded coverage and new terms, it captures the wealth of scientific discoveries made in the last four decades, including the DNA double helix, practical computers and microelectronic devices, plate tectonics and man in space. Once again German and English-speaking scientists and engineers have an up-to-date and authoritative resource for understanding each other′s language.