Widely recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume dictionary of it's kind, The Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology has been in print (under various titles) for 59 years. This new edition has been completely revised, updated, and expanded with 500 new entries and 100 in-depth panel entries. From astronomy to zoology, and genetics to general relativity, the Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology encompasses all fields of science and technology and is an excellent resource for professionals, students, or casual browsers. Over 49,000 entries and 500 schematic diagrams provide carefully researched information and unrivalled coverage of scientific and technological language, including the most recent terms such as applet, false memory syndrome, and ozone depletion. New panel entries present detailed coverage of 20 major scientific and technical fields, and areas of special interest including genetics, space, and climate. The new and revised appendices give easy access to commonly consulted information including computing and Internet related acronyms, SI units, the plant and animal kingdoms, and a chronology of inventions and discoveries.