Contemporary agriculture is a wide-ranging field with its own unique language. As an aid for improving scientific communication for everyone from students to public decision-makers, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences provides a comprehensive guide to the terminology of agriculture. It includes every area of agriculture, from traditional farming to environmental sciences to the latest developments in biotechnology and genetics.
The dictionary provides:
Approximately 15,000 terms
Extensive cross-referencing of closely related entries
Definitions include often-used variants of the principal meaning
More than just a compendium of terms, this dictionary presents clear, concise definitions in traditional dictionary entry format. From agroecology to wildlife biology, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences establishes common ground between the various practitioners involved in agriculture, making interdisciplinary communications easier and more precise.
About the author: Dr. Lewis is a world-class scientist and renowned author and editor of numerous scientific papers and books written in English and German. His contributions include research and applications in ecology and agro-ecology; environmental science; environmental and agricultural technology; endocrinology; air pollution sciences; and environmental monitoring and specimen banking. Dr. Lewis has been an academic and government administrator in the United States and Germany and has developed and coordinated several programs of research that were national or international in scope.
Table of Contents
Entries are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced
"…helpful not only to agricultural researchers but folks working in related fields. The author has taken a very liberal interpretation of 'Agricultural Sciences' but actually it has made for an even more useful reference. …Related fields of biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, horticulture, toxicology, and zoology along with other fields have definitions provided within this book. The coverage makes this book very useful to a variety of users including students, teachers, and professionals in life science fields."
- Library News for Zoos and Aquariums, June 2002
"provides a comprehensive coverage of terms connected to agriculture in its widest sense. An eclectic mixture is included and the terms are generally well defined."
- Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 2002
"provides a comprehensive guide to the terminology of agriculture, including every area of agriculture from traditional farming to environmental sciences to the latest developments in biotechnology and genetics. The 674-page volume is more than just a compendium of terms as it presents clear, concise definitions in a traditional dictionary entry format. The book's sturdy binding is something to be appreciated as well since it is sure to be a frequently consulted work in anyone's library."
-P.L. Pisani, Advances in Horticultural Science, 2002