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David R. Lide
June 25, 2007
by CRC Press
Reference - 2640 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849304880 - CAT# 488
Series: 100 Key Points
"The ultimate book of facts about chemistry and physics . . . covers virtually every element, every physical formula, every mathematical table imaginable. It is hard to imagine any library, laboratory, or university that doesn’t have a copy."
– Books-On-Line, September 2008
". . . this is an invaluable reference for anyone in the field, whether student or professional."
– Book News, December 2007
Recent Reviews from Previous Editions:
“…provides a wealth of numerical data, constants, and other scientific information of interest to scientists and engineers. …a familiar, authoritative, and massive volume containing a plethora of physical science data distilled from the work of innumerable scientists. This essential compendium…should be in every college and university library as well as in any chemistry, physics, or engineering research lab.”
— Ignacio J. Ferrer-Vincentm, American Reference Books Annual
“[The 86th edition of] this well-established publication from CRC Press has been given a face lift .... The publisher’s philosophy, however, ‘to provide broad coverage of data commonly encountered by physical scientists and engineers,’ remains unchanged.”
— Prof. John Yates (formerly at University College London, UK) in Chemical Engineering Research and Design, May 2006
“...The general appearance of the new [86th] edition...[and] being able to get the data you need more quickly is worth the cost of buying the new edition. This is still the old standby. There’s probably a copy in every lab around the world. And if there isn’t, it’s because someone from another lab came and borrowed it.”
— Books-On-Line, October 2005
“This famous handbook continues to provide current, critically evaluated chemical and physical data in a one-volume format. A goldmine of information….”
— JACS, Vol. 127, No. 12, 2005
“A standard text in libraries everywhere…this resource is an invaluable source of data.”
— Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2005
"The CRC Handbook has been, in successive editions, on my bedside table for the last 55 years."
— Oliver Sacks, Neurologist and author
“This essential compendium of physical science data should be in every college and university library
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