Inc. Grolier The New Book of Knowledge

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The New Book of Knowledge

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9780717205387: The New Book of Knowledge

An illustrated encyclopedia with articles on history, literature, art and music, geography, mathematics, science, sports, and other topics. Some articles include activities, games, or experiments.

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The New Book of Knowledge (NBK) continues to address the information needs and after-school interests of elementary- and middle-school children at their reading levels. Illustrations are found on nearly every page, and these and the large font make this encyclopedia very child friendly. Saddam Hussein's capture, the inauguration of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California, the outcomes of the 2003 World Series and 2004 Superbowl XXXVIII, and the 2003 Nobel Prize winners are included in this edition. Some of these events occurred after the mid-November 2003 revision deadline. Among the 36 new entries are Arbitration; Atheism; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Holistic medicine; Homeland Security, United States Department of; Iraq War; and Oriental Exclusion Acts. With the europe entry, NBK completes its revision of articles on continents. The 37 replacement articles also include Archaeology, Oils and fats, Serbia and Montenegro, and Video recording. Entries that received major revisions include Bush, George W.; Elections; Iraq; Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Slovenia; and whales. There are 7 new maps, 459 new photographs, and 105 new pieces of color art.

NBK includes a variety of interesting features designed for its audience: "Wonder Questions," "Literary Selections," "Homework Help," "Projects and Experiments," and "Did You Know That . . ." Each volume still has its own index with blue pages, which is a nice feature for young users. A thorough, comprehensive index volume is also included with the set. Clearly organized and simply written, this encyclopedia is a real help for elementary- and middle-school teachers and students. Susan Awe
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Grade 5–8—One of the few multivolume frogs left in the elementary school print-reference pond, this latest annual edition offers full measures of quantity—more than 9000 articles, 25,000 color illustrations, in excess of 1300 maps, nearly a million index entries, a full suite of cross-references and other access tools, plus special features such as passages from classic books or documents and an entire article of science experiments. The set also offers relevance, in that it pays close attention to curriculum needs. Though current enough to include mention of Benazir Bhutto's December 2007 assassination and the Newbery and Caldecott winners from that year, the overall pace of revision is rather slow; the most recent title mentioned in the "Contemporary Film" section of "Motion Pictures," for instance, is Disney's The Lion King (1994), and at least two of the five generic photos that open the "Baseball" article are more than 15 years old. Still, as the layout will be more inviting to less practiced readers than that of The World Book Encyclopedia (2007), and most of the illustrations are not available through the online version, this will be a good choice for smaller collections with an edition more than five years old, or for classrooms with limited Internet access.—John Peters, New York Public Library
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