The Dictionary of Science for Gardeners

Timber Press, Portland, Oregon

This 552-page dictionary explains 6000 scientific terms, drawn from 16 branches of science, that are relevant to gardeners.

Oxford Paperback Reference books

Oxford University Press

I've edited five dictionaries published by Oxford University Press. Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences is in its third edition, Ecology, Earth Sciences (now retitled Geology and Earth Sciences) and Zoology are all in their fourth editions, and I’m currently updating Ecology for its fifth edition. The newest dictionary is Environment & Conservation, which I have inherited from Chris Park, who prepared the first edition; the second edition appeared in 2013.

Oxford Dictionary of Environment & Conservation
Oxford Dictionary of Environment & Conservation

“… broad enough to be of use to natural science students and detailed enough to help researchers and policy makers.” Times Higher Educational Supplement.

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Oxford Dictionary of Earth Sciences
Oxford Dictionary of Geology & Earth Sciences

"I marvel at how the editors have compressed so much so clearly … a feat which occurs only once in a blue moon - and even that is defined!" Nature.

"… can really claim to offer comprehensive coverage of the earth sciences." Times Educational Supplement.

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Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences

"Allaby succeeds remarkably well over a wide range of disciplines … leaves one a better informed person, and who could ask for more from a dictionary?" Peter D. Moore, Times Higher Educational Supplement.

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Oxford Dictionary of Zoology
Oxford Dictionary of Zoology

"… a fine compendium of unquestionable use … Make sure you have an Allaby handy." Nature.

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Oxford Dictionary of Ecology
Oxford Dictionary of Ecology

"Comprehensive coverage of ecology and the environmental sciences." BBC Wildlife.

"I shall certainly use it and so will my colleagues and students. That makes it valuable - by definition." John Lawton, Nature.

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