Encyclopedia of Biology is a definitive reference that provides current, authoritative information on the subject for high school and college students. The encyclopedia contains approximately 800 A-to-Z entries, nine prose essays on important topics, 80 line illustrations, and 75 black-and-white photographs. Comprehensive coverage of leading discoveries in biology along with general biology definitions, thought-provoking essays, and biographies of notable biologists present a wide range of valuable information compiled into a single source. Written in an easy-to-understand format, the book helps explain the importance of biology to society, and includes summaries of notable events throughout history related to the discipline. An emphasis on ""hot"" topics combined with detailed coverage of the fundamental issues, figures, ideas and concepts, experiments, and history of biology make the encyclopedia current and relevant to student interests. The book guides readers to the latest websites and most recent resources on the Internet that relate to biology. Appendixes include all Nobel Prize winners in biology, a review of biology-related computer software, and the complete Periodic Table of Elements.