- Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories / Robert E. Krebs. 2 vols.
- The Senses: a Comprehensive Reference / Stuart Firestein, et al., editors. 6 vols.
The Senses is far more in-depth in its presentation, providing longer articles on very specific topics (Neurotransmitters in the taste pathway; Aquatic animal models in the study of chemoreception; and Genomics of invertebrate olfaction are just three articles out of 220 or so). Each article is supported by numerous references to primary literature, so this is a very good starting point for research. Good illustrations and photographs add to its usefulness.
There are many other enticing books on the new book shelf - stop by and enjoy looking at the book covers and reading blurbs, at least, in between class and lab.