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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Agriculture/Plant and Animal Sciences

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information." Electronic version of the 6 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia Arctica
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."

Encyclopedia of Farm Animal Nutrition [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the whole of nutrition including basic aspects of digestion and metabolism, energy, protein, minerals and vitamins, feed intake, common feeds, feed processing, deficiency diseases, and nutritional disorders."

Forest Encyclopedia Network
Includes a growing number of encyclopedias covering different fields of forest science.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
One of the best known and widely used reference works on the animal world.

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life
Information on more than 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada.


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Biology/Botany/Zoology

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Arranged taxonomically, entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information." Electronic version of the 6 volume print resource.

Biology Reference
Covers biological concepts, history of science, related fields, ethical issues, and other topics. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication Biology: Macmillan Science Library.

Encyclopedia Arctica
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."

Encyclopedia of Life
Intended as a portal to provide information on every species of life on Earth.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides access to more than 3000 articles and 6000 illustrations related to the life sciences, with hyperlinks to full-text articles and related sites.

Genetics [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field." Electronic version of the 4 volume print resource.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
One of the best known and widely used reference works on the animal world.

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

Hormones, Brain, and Behavior [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "a broad range of topics with an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans." Electronic version of the 2nd edition of the print resource.

NatureServe Explorer: An Online Encyclopedia of Life
Information on more than 65,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada.

World of Microbiology and Immunology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the concepts, theories, discoveries, and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for students, researchers, teachers, and librarians. Using a mix of traditional academic and topical articles, this title addresses current ethical, legal, and social issues with special emphasis given to biological warfare and terrorism." Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.


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Chemistry

Combined Chemical Dictionary [Rutgers Restricted]
A chemical database containing descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.

Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry and includes articles on the latest supramolecular advancements and methods in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental and materials science and engineering, physics, computer science, and applied mathematics.

e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis [Rutgers Restricted]
This online version of the print title allows for general browsing and searching as well searching by chemical structure, substructure and reaction.

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials [Rutgers Restricted]
The primary source of information covering the evaluation of the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce. It provides information about materials with regard to toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regulatory status.


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Computer Science

Desktop Encyclopedia of the Internet [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides information on the operation and application of various Internet technologies and explains technical terms in context.

Encyclopedia of Biometrics [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "research, development, and applications, including biometric sensors and devices, methods and algorithms, sample quality, system design and implementation, databases, performance testing, information security, and standardization."

Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security [Rutgers Restricted]
The goal of the encyclopedia is "to make important notions of cryptography and computer security accessible to readers who have an interest in a particular keyword related to cryptology or computer security, but who lack the time to study one of the many books in these areas."

Encyclopedia of Database Systems [Rutgers Restricted]
"Coverage of the important concepts, issues, emerging technology and future trends in the field of database technologies, systems, and applications" including areas of current interest and research results of historical significance.

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers themes such as conceptual foundations, cartography and visualization, design aspects, data manipulation, data modeling, geocomputation, geospatial data, societal issues, spatial analysis, and organizational and institutional aspects. Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of GIS [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the field, extensively cross-referenced with key citations and further readings."

Encyclopedia of Multimedia [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides in-depth coverage of the important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications. It is a comprehensive collection of articles that present perspectives and future trends in the field from hundreds of leading researchers and experts in the field. The articles in the book describe a number of topics in multimedia systems and applications - from multimedia servers, to multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to emerging multimedia applications."

Encyclopedia of Optimization [Rutgers Restricted]
"Comprehensive reference work for a growing field of crucial importance to researchers in a variety of subject areas, including industrial engineering, operations research and mathematics."

Encyclopedia of Parallel Computing [Rutgers Restricted]
"Entries include many of the best known projects and span all the important dimensions of parallel computing including machine design, software, programming languages, algorithms, theoretical issues, and applications."

Encyclopedia of Perception [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the topic from a wide variety of fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy.

InfoSci-Books [Rutgers Restricted]
A fully searchable database of electronic books including more than 25 encyclopedias in information science, computer science, communication, and related areas.

Internet: a Historical Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes biographies of key figures, essays on issues, and a chronology.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes over 450 A to Z articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering, in addition to important topics of interest to computer scientists and engineers, including standards, electronic commerce, financial engineering, and computer education."


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Engineering

Desktop Encyclopedia of the Internet [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides information on the operation and application of various Internet technologies and explains technical terms in context.

Encyclopedia Arctica
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering [Rutgers Restricted]
Surveys the vanguard of biomaterials and biomedical engineering technologies utilizing biomaterials—uncovering current lines of research as well as innovative applications in tissue engineering, prosthetics, drug delivery, biosensors, and medical devices.

Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the fundamentals, latest developments and cutting-edge experimental techniques, including electrical double-layers; optofluidics; DNA lab-on-a-chip; nanosensors; and much more."

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
"Offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field."

Encyclopedia of Optimization [Rutgers Restricted]
"Comprehensive reference work for a growing field of crucial importance to researchers in a variety of subject areas, including industrial engineering, operations research and mathematics."

Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the essential role of technology and its most recent developments toward a sustainable environment." "Features such disciplines as nanoscience, biochemistry, information technology, and environmental engineering." Part of the Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future series.

How Products are Made
Step-by-step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams). Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication of the same name.

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials [Rutgers Restricted]
The primary source of information covering the evaluation of the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce. It provides information about materials with regard to toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regulatory status.

Science and Engineering Encyclopedia
Brief entries on terms and concepts in mathematics, physics, computing, mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology, and other engineering related areas.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes over 450 A to Z articles addressing the latest advances and findings in computer science and engineering, in addition to important topics of interest to computer scientists and engineers, including standards, electronic commerce, financial engineering, and computer education."


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Environmental Studies/Sciences

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Intended "for those who need succinct and authoritative information on most aspects of coastal science." Includes "a series of essays that may be broken down into such categories as: atmosphere and oceanography, ecology, engineering and technology, geomorphology, and human activities related to the coasts." Part of the Science Reference Center via JerseyClicks.

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: the Social Science of Garbage [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing."

Encyclopedia of Earth
A free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
Explores socio-environmental issues related to themes such as agriculture, animals, biology and chemistry, climate, conservation and ecology, countries, geography, history, movements and regulations, organizations, people, politics, pollution, and society.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes "articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology [Rutgers Restricted]
Addresses the "fundamental disconnect between concepts of global warming developed in scientific journals and much of the popular debate in the popular realm."

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments [Rutgers Restricted]
Part of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series , "the encyclopedia covers the entire span of the Earth's climate history from the early Precambrian to the Little Ice Age, and also offers an interplanetary comparison."

Encyclopedia of Population [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides expanded, up-to-date coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Designed to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years, topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support; the environmental impact of a dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more." An electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of World Environmental History [Rutgers Restricted]
"Overviews of hundreds of topics, events, people, natural resources, and aspects of human culture and natural history, together with wide-ranging lists for further reading and hundreds of sidebars, photographs, and maps."

Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
From the National Park Service, the encyclopedia summarizes information on environmental toxicology as related to fish, wildlife, invertebrates, and other non-human living resources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

Forest Encyclopedia Network
Includes a growing number of encyclopedias covering different fields of forest science.

Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future [Rutgers Restricted]
Explores a wide range of topics related to environmentalism with a separate focus given to each volume in the series.

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

History in Dispute [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe."

Pollution Issues
Information on a variety of pollution issues, with articles ranging from topical essays on subjects such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution, and zero growth population to biographies on key figures. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication, Pollution A-Z.


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Food Science and Nutrition

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents 600 articles on food and its place in human culture and society, covering everything from agronomy to zucchini. Students, academics, and general researchers will find entries on everything from food preparation, distribution and storage to holidays and festivals, nutrition and health, and cultures and cuisines." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Consisting of nearly 400 articles, in three volumes, written by the world's leading scientists, this encyclopedia presents a highly structured distillation of the whole field - from Acetobacter to Zymomonas."

Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide [Rutgers Restricted]
"Entries help lay out the contours of the field of agrifood studies" and "paint a picture of agriculture and food's past, present, and future." Part of the Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future series.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology [Rutgers Restricted]
"Features A-to-Z coverage of all aspects of food science, including: the properties, analysis, and processing of foods; genetic engineering of new food products; and nutrition. In addition, nontechnical information is included, such as descriptions of selected scientific institutions, and research and development in government agencies." Electronic version of the second edition.


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Geography

Encyclopedia Arctica
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."

Encyclopedia of American Urban History [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology."

Encyclopedia of Ecotourism [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an expert and comprehensive knowledge base of the global ecotourism sector. It is divided into 8 major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by internationally recognized researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues with ecotourism businesses, research and training. This is a reference work for students, researchers and practitioners in tourism, and ecotourism planners and managers. " An electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers themes such as conceptual foundations, cartography and visualization, design aspects, data manipulation, data modeling, geocomputation, geospatial data, societal issues, spatial analysis, and organizational and institutional aspects. Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
"Reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers."

Encyclopedia of GIS [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the field, extensively cross-referenced with key citations and further readings."

Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
This electronic version of the multidisciplinary print resource covers cartography/geographical information systems, economic geography, geographic theory and history, political geography, social/cultural geography, and urban geography.

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes important work and traditions from each of the urban disciplines, including urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban psychology, and urban sociology."

Geo-data: the World Geographical Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Detailed descriptions of the physical geography of countries throughout the world.

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas."

SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Combines and compares "terminology in nine separate social and behavioral science disciplines: communication, economics, education, geography, media studies, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology."

World Factbook
From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Factbook includes maps and detailed information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries worldwide.


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Geology and Earth Sciences

Encyclopedia Arctica
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Intended "for those who need succinct and authoritative information on most aspects of coastal science." Includes "a series of essays that may be broken down into such categories as: atmosphere and oceanography, ecology, engineering and technology, geomorphology, and human activities related to the coasts." Part of the Science Reference Center via JerseyClicks.

Encyclopedia of Earth
A free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes [Rutgers Restricted]
Brief entries, with appendices that include a chronology, eyewitness accounts, sources for further reading, and more. Part of the Facts on File Science Library series.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology [Rutgers Restricted]
Addresses the "fundamental disconnect between concepts of global warming developed in scientific journals and much of the popular debate in the popular realm."

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments [Rutgers Restricted]
Part of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series , "the encyclopedia covers the entire span of the Earth's climate history from the early Precambrian to the Little Ice Age, and also offers an interplanetary comparison."

Encyclopedia of Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "the science of sediments and sedimentary rocks, a science generally called sedimentology. It does not address those broader aspects of stratified rocks concerned with the naming of rocks units, their correlation from one place to another, and their dating in geological time."


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Mathematics and Statistics

Concise Encyclopedia of Statistics [Rutgers Restricted]
"Presents the essential information about statistical tests, concepts, and analytical methods in language that is accessible to practitioners and students and the vast community using statistics in medicine, engineering, physical science, life science, social science, and business/economics." Also includes "biographies of famous statisticians, including some currents ones who continue to contribute to the science of statistics."

Encyclopedia of Algorithms [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes names, definitions, key results, and further readings on a wide range of algorithmic areas.

Encyclopedia of Distances [Rutgers Restricted]
Tries to address "all scientific uses of the notion of distance."

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes "entries that comprise a comprehensive overview of the most important topics in the areas of measurement and statistics." Categories such as Experimental Methods, Qualitative Methods, Organizations and Publications, and others are covered.

Encyclopedia of Optimization [Rutgers Restricted]
"Comprehensive reference work for a growing field of crucial importance to researchers in a variety of subject areas, including industrial engineering, operations research and mathematics."

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science [Rutgers Restricted]
"Demystifies the concepts and philosophy of statistics, not just to students and researchers in the field but to their many non-statistician colleagues in other areas, who need to understand statistics in order to make progress in their own disciplines."

Real-Life Math [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy." Electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.


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Patents and Trademarks

West's Encyclopedia of American Law [Rutgers Restricted]
An electronic version of the thirteen-volume 2nd edition providing current information on more than 5,000 legal topics including important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more.

Zimmerman's Research Guide: An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers
Provides a browseable alphabetic listing of legal terms and concepts with links to suggested sources for researching the topic. The guide is also searchable by keyword and phrase.


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Physics and Astronomy

Encyclopedia Astronautica
Browse alphabetically, by topic, or search by keyword to retrieve information on all aspects of spaceflight worldwide. Includes encyclopedia entries, images, articles, a list of references, statistics, a chronology, and more.

Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology: An Open Access Encyclopedia for Photonics and Laser Technology
"An open-access encyclopedia that explains the physical principles and common techniques in laser technology, while also covering major areas of fiber-optic technology and nonlinear optics, and addressing supplementary topics like ultrashort pulses, optical communications, general optics, optoelectronics, and quantum optics."

Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture [Rutgers Restricted]
Surveys "major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time. Its inclusive orientation recognizes the contributions of not only scientists and philosophers, but also theologians and creative artists from various fields."

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."