Succinct and accurate information for biologists in those fields in which they are not themselves experts, is provided. This is an encyclopedia, not a dictionary; it covers the broad field of the biological sciences as viewed by experts in their developmental, ecological, functional,
genetic, structural, and taxonomic aspects. The fields of biophysics and biochemistry are also included. The book also provides a comprehensive reference source for those who may be asked for information about biology even though it is not their field of expertise.