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Best Science Reference Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Science Reference books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 5th Edition (Library and Information Science Text) (2016)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionThoroughly updated, this is the essential guide to one of the most fundamental fields in the library profession. It links you―and through you, your patrons―to the significant changes that have occurred in reference and information sciences with emphasis on the growth of digital content.• Provides a comprehensive text edited by two highly regarded experts in reference and academic librarianship, Linda C. Smith and Melissa A. Wong, with chapters written by some of the best minds in the library science field• Includes newly updated information that…
Author(s): Linda C. Smith, Melissa A. Wong

2. A Dictionary of Science (Oxford Quick Reference) (2017)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionThis bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. This fully revised edition includes hundreds of new entries, such as bone morphogenetic protein, Convention on Biological Diversity, genome editing, Ice Cube experiment, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and World Wide Telescope, bringing it fully up to date in areas such as nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the science of climate…
Author(s): Jonathan Law

3. Pocket Ref 4th Edition (2010)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionPocket Ref 4th edition. The concise all-purpose pocket-sized reference book featuring abundant information on many subjects, hundreds of tables, maps, formulas, constants and conversions. If you need to know it, it is in this book!…
Author(s): Thomas Glover

4. Earth Science Reference Tables Workbook 4th Edition (2017)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionNew, fast shipment….
Author(s): William Docekal

5. The Floral Artist’s Guide: A Reference to Cut Flowers and Foliages (2001)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionThis comprehensive resource serves as a pictorial guide to over 500 different types of cut flowers, foliage, and dried materials for both the novice and expert designer. The template includes botanical and common names, pronunciation, family name and related flowers, colors and availability, and the unique properties of each flower. This valuable guide includes information from such sources as the Holland Flower Council, California Cut Flower Commission, and the Society of American Florists. This complete guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who uses flowers…
Author(s): Pat Diehl Scace

6. The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference (2011)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionBook by Mensing, Carole, Ed….
Author(s): Mensing, Carole, Ed.

7. R for Data Science: Import, Tidy, Transform, Visualize, and Model Data (2017)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionLearn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible.Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You’ll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools…
Author(s): Hadley Wickham, Garrett Grolemund

8. SME Mining Reference Handbook (2002)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionNeed to recall properties of a rock or mineral on the fly? Or quickly convert to metric units in the field? When you’re on a job site, you need answers fast. But answers don’t always come easily, especially if your library of reference materials is back in the office.Engineers are often called on to answer technical questions and solve problems while in the field. It’s not always feasible to bring along the bulky reference materials needed to research engineering-related topics.Now there’s a simple solution. The SME Mining Reference Handbook is a…
Author(s): Raymond L. Lowrie

9. Essential Oils Quick Reference Tool 8th Edition (2019) Full-Color (2019)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionFull-Color! The 8th Edition Essential Oils Quick Reference Guide is here! Dramatically updated in appearance and content, this new booklet is a game changer when it comes to sharing and learning about Young Living Essential Oils. With a new larger format and updated with THREE additional sections, this guide is all new!…
Author(s): Life Science Publishing

10. The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionThis one volume anthology explores the last two hundred years of Science Fiction and Fantasy—featuring women and men authors of various ethnic backgrounds, and a range of both traditional canonical literature and popular culture. Designed to heighten interest in a fun and exciting topic, this book will lead readers to meaningful intellectual, social, and historic investigations. Contributing authors include Mary W. Shelly, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Jack…
Author(s): Garyn G. Roberts, Jack Williamson

11. Java: The Complete Reference, Eleventh Edition (2018)

 Best Science Reference Books Worth Your AttentionFully updated for Java SE 11, Java: The Complete Reference, Eleventh Edition explains how to develop, compile, debug, and run Java programs. Best-selling programming author Herb Schildt covers the entire Java language, including its syntax, keywords, and fundamental programming principles. You’ll also find information on key portions of the Java API library, such as I/O, the Collections Framework, the stream library, and the concurrency utilities. Swing, JavaBeans, and servlets are examined and numerous examples demonstrate Java in action. Of course, the very important module system is discussed in detail….
Author(s): Herbert Schildt

Best Science Reference Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some science reference books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Advances in Data Science: Methodologies and Applications

Author(s): Gloria Phillips-Wren; Anna Esposito; Lakhmi C. Jain
ID: 2621153, Publisher: Springer Internationa, Year: 2021, Size: 51 Mb, Format: epub

Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author(s): Peter Smith, Tom Cockburn
ID: 2863018, Publisher: Business Science Reference, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Industrial Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems: Transforming the Conventional to Digital

Author(s): Pardeep Kumar, Vasaki Ponnusamy, Vishal Jain
ID: 2863019, Publisher: Engineering Science Reference, Year: 2021, Size: 16 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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