Designed for student reference, contains a glossary of terms, brief profiles of noted physicists and scientists, and a chronology of significant discoveries, as well as tables of measurements, symbols, and calculations.
This physics handbook is one in a set of four, the other three on chemistry, earth science, and biology. As with all the volumes, this one is divided into four sections: a nicely illustrated glossary of terms, 50-100 word biographies of personalities from Thales to Andrew Wiles, chronologies of events (6,000 BCE-1993), and essential charts and tables. Of great use to high schoolers and undergraduates but of limited use beyond. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)