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Contains approximately 4,000 entries, many of them new to the fourth edition. Besides terms and scientists, the dictionary features concise articles on topics like genetically modified organisms, as well as chronologies listing discoveries in important such fields as genetics. New to this edition are entries like heat-shock protein, oxidative burst , and integrated pest management . Appendices include simplified classifications of plant and animal kingdoms, and a chart of geologic eras. Frequently, drawings and diagrams accompany entries. Book News, Inc. 174, Portland