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BISAC Subject Headings List, Science

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SCIENCE

For subheadings that overlap those in the NATURE section, use subjects in this section for scholarly works and/or works aimed at professionals and use subjects in the NATURE section for works aimed at a lay audience.

For subheadings that overlap those in the TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING section, use subjects in this section for works of a theoretical or historical nature and use subjects in the TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING section for works dealing with practical applications.

 

SCI000000 SCIENCE / General

 

SCI001000 SCIENCE / Acoustics & Sound

 

SCI003000 SCIENCE / Applied Sciences

 

SCI004000 SCIENCE / Astronomy

 

SCI010000 SCIENCE / Biotechnology

 

SCI012000 SCIENCE / Chaotic Behavior in Systems

 

SCI013000 SCIENCE / Chemistry / General

 

SCI013010 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic

 

SCIENCE / Chemistry / Biochemistry see Life Sciences / Biochemistry

 

SCI013020 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Clinical

 

SCI013070 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Computational & Molecular Modeling

 

SCI013100 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Electrochemistry

 

SCI013080 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Environmental (see also Environmental Science)

 

SCI013060 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical

 

SCI013030 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Inorganic

 

SCI013040 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic

 

SCI013050 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical

 

SCI013090 SCIENCE / Chemistry / Toxicology

 

SCI090000 SCIENCE / Cognitive Science

 

SCI015000 SCIENCE / Cosmology

 

SCI019000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General

 

SCI030000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography

 

SCI031000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology

 

SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geophysics see Physics / Geophysics

 

SCI081000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Hydrology

 

SCI083000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Limnology

 

SCI042000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology

 

SCI048000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Mineralogy

 

SCI052000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Oceanography

 

SCI091000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

 

SCI082000 SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Seismology & Volcanism

 

SCI023000 SCIENCE / Electron Microscopes & Microscopy

 

SCI024000 SCIENCE / Energy

 

SCI026000 SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental)

 

SCI080000 SCIENCE / Essays

 

SCI101000 SCIENCE / Ethics

 

SCI028000 SCIENCE / Experiments & Projects

 

SCI092000 SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change

 

SCI033000 SCIENCE / Gravity

 

SCI034000 SCIENCE / History

 

SCI093000 SCIENCE / Laboratory Techniques

 

SCI086000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General

 

SCI056000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology (see also Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology)

 

SCI006000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Bacteriology

 

SCI007000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biochemistry

 

SCI088000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity

 

SCI008000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology

 

SCI009000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biophysics

 

SCI011000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany

 

SCI017000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cell Biology

 

SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology see Life Sciences / Cell Biology

 

SCI072000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Developmental Biology

 

SCI020000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology

 

SCI027000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution

 

SCI029000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics

 

SCI073000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture

 

SCI036000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology

 

SCI039000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Marine Biology

 

SCI045000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Microbiology

 

SCI049000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Molecular Biology

 

SCI094000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Mycology

 

SCI089000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience

 

SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Physiology see Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology

 

SCI087000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Taxonomy

 

SCI099000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Virology

 

SCI070000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General

 

SCI025000 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology

 

SCI070060 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ethology (Animal Behavior)

 

SCI070010 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology

 

SCI070020 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Invertebrates

 

SCI070030 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals

 

SCI070040 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology

 

SCI070050 SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Primatology

 

SCIENCE / Light see Physics / Optics & Light

 

SCI041000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / General

 

SCI084000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Aerodynamics

 

SCI018000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics

 

SCI085000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Fluids

 

SCI095000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Hydrodynamics

 

SCIENCE / Mechanics / Materials Science see headings under TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Materials Science

 

SCI096000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Solids

 

SCI079000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Statics

 

SCI065000 SCIENCE / Mechanics / Thermodynamics

 

SCIENCE / Methodology see Research & Methodology

 

SCI047000 SCIENCE / Microscopes & Microscopy

 

SCI050000 SCIENCE / Nanoscience

 

SCI100000 SCIENCE / Natural History

 

SCI054000 SCIENCE / Paleontology

 

SCI075000 SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects

 

SCI055000 SCIENCE / Physics / General

 

SCI005000 SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics

 

SCI074000 SCIENCE / Physics / Atomic & Molecular

 

SCIENCE / Physics / Biophysics see Life Sciences / Biophysics

 

SCI077000 SCIENCE / Physics / Condensed Matter

 

SCI016000 SCIENCE / Physics / Crystallography

 

SCI021000 SCIENCE / Physics / Electricity

 

SCI022000 SCIENCE / Physics / Electromagnetism

 

SCI032000 SCIENCE / Physics / Geophysics

 

SCI038000 SCIENCE / Physics / Magnetism

 

SCI040000 SCIENCE / Physics / Mathematical & Computational

 

SCI051000 SCIENCE / Physics / Nuclear

 

SCI053000 SCIENCE / Physics / Optics & Light

 

SCI097000 SCIENCE / Physics / Polymer

 

SCI057000 SCIENCE / Physics / Quantum Theory

 

SCI061000 SCIENCE / Physics / Relativity

 

SCIENCE / Projects see Experiments & Projects

 

SCI058000 SCIENCE / Radiation

 

SCI059000 SCIENCE / Radiography

 

SCI060000 SCIENCE / Reference

 

SCI043000 SCIENCE / Research & Methodology

 

SCI076000 SCIENCE / Scientific Instruments

 

SCIENCE / Social Aspects see Philosophy & Social Aspects

 

  SCIENCE / Sound see Acoustics & Sound

 

SCI098000 SCIENCE / Space Science

 

SCI078000 SCIENCE / Spectroscopy & Spectrum Analysis

 

SCI063000 SCIENCE / Study & Teaching

 

SCI064000 SCIENCE / System Theory

 

SCI066000 SCIENCE / Time

 

SCI067000 SCIENCE / Waves & Wave Mechanics

 

SCI068000 SCIENCE / Weights & Measures

 

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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