Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- The amount of energy that must be absorbed by a gram of substance to raise its temperature by one degree centigrade. By convention, water is assigned a specific heat of one.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.