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Counter The vital role of analysis, intrinsically linked to dramatic changes in technology, has created a pressing need for a single reference that encompasses every possible aspect of analytical science.
The Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, the first and only one of its kind, satisfies that need. An undertaking of unprecedented scope, the Encyclopedia harnesses the specialist knowledge of more than 800 international authors to provide detailed, comprehensivecoverage of the practice of analytical science.
Meticulously organized and edited, the ten-volume Encyclopedia covers all techniques which determine specific elements, compounds, and groups of compounds in any physical or biological matrix.
The applications of analysis (within disciplines as varied as food science, medicine, geology, forensics, and environmental science) also receive extensive treatment, as do important characterization techniques such as microscopy and surface analysis.
TheEncyclopedia's vast range of subjects are divided into discrete entries which reflect the expertise and dedication of its editorial and advisory boards. An extensive cross-referencing system also enables quick and easy research of all related information. Although aimed at practicing analysts working in the scientific and industrial areas, the Encyclopedia has also been tailored to meet the needs of non-specialists, including undergraduate and postgraduate students.
As such, the Encyclopediaof Analytical Science serves as an essential and invaluable reference for libraries, research institutions, and industrial organizations throughout the world.

Key Features
* Comprehensive coverage
* Meticulous organization
* Clearly written10 Volume Set comprising 3.5 million words, 6208 pages in large double-column format
* Authoritative and extensive coverage ensured by international editorial and advisory boards of 98 experts from 28 countries
* More than 800 authors from more than 40 countries
* 11,250 cross-references linking related articles
* 756 articles compiled under 301 subject entries, independently reviewed by 500 top specialists
* Expert organization of entries make research fast and easy for both specialist and non-specialist readers
* 9000 bibliographic entries and suggestions for further reading appear at the end of each article to lead the reader straight to the primary literature
* 50,000 index entries, including synonyms and references, plus a full directory of authors and scientific referees listed in Volume 10
* 1330 tables
* 2870 illustrations
* Color plate sections in each volume

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Chemistry, Analytic Encyclopedias