Technical terminology is the specialised vocabulary of any field, not just technical fields. Within one or more fields, these terms have one or more specific meaning that are not necessarily the same as those in common use. Technical terminology evolves due to the need for experts in a field to communicate with precision and brevity, but often has the effect of excluding those who are unfamiliar with the particular specialized language of the group.
Covering all technical fields, this dictionary provides clear, concise definitions for the educated general public. This well-designed, alphabetically arranged and attractive book will be of great use to scientists, as well as others who are involved and interested in science and technology. For libraries that need as much coverage as possible of technical terminology, it is highly recommended because of the unique terms found in each. It will be an indispensable tool for the broader public, rather than simply remaining in the province of the specialist.