"The Encyclopedia of Human Biology", Second Edition is the largest reference book devoted to the biology of humans. The nine volumes comprehensively cover behavior, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, endocrinology, evolution, genetics, gerontology, hematology, immunology, neurosciences, oncology, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, psychiatry, virology, and much more. Nine Nobel Laureates are members of the internationally renowned editorial board, with more than 750 scientists contributing 670 articles, including a large amount of new material for this revised edition. All of the original material has been reviewed and has been updated as appropriate. Unlike other encyclopedias which treat a subject in numerous fragmented entries, the Encyclopedia examines each subject in a single, coherent article. Arranged alphabetically for easy access, each article, about 10 pages in length, contains a brief outline, glossary of unusual terms, a short concise definition of the subject, an in-depth development of the topic, recent bibliography, extensive cross references to other articles in the Encyclopedia, and illustrations and tables.
To ensure the highest quality and level of presentation, each article has passed a rigorous review by its author's peer group and the Advisory Board.