Comprehensive and Concise!
The one-volume Britannica Concise Encyclopedia provides quick answers to everyday questions about history, art, science, and other fields of human knowledge. A comprehensive collection of knowledge in a manageable-sized volume, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia contains 28,000 articles condensed from the flagship 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Containing more articles than similarly priced one-volume encyclopedias, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is authoritative, accessible, and affordable.
What you can expect to find:
28,000 entries, condensed from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Articles on art, business, history, pop culture, science, and more!
600 new & revised entries including current references to topics like world terrorism, media news, women's rights, and J.K. Rowling.
More than 2,000 photos, maps, tables, and illustrations.
Extended world coverage, from flags of every nation to World Heritage sites.
Easy-to-use A-Z format.
More than 10,000 pronunciations to help with unfamiliar words.
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This one-volume desk reference, which is actually a condensed version of the massive 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, includes about 28,000 clearly written entries covering various branches of human knowledge, such as science, history, business, art, culture, geography, and geology, as well as more contemporary issues, such as cloning, terrorism, and globalization. Edited and supervised by the Encyclopaedia Britannica editors, it features an attractive layout, with alphabetical divisions color-coded along the page edges and over 2000 lavish photographs, maps, tables, drawings, and color illustrations of nations' flags. The plentiful See also references are clearly indicated within the text in capital letters. The currency of the statistics varies: for example, while population estimates for most major Western countries date from 2000, for many countries, such as Chile and India, estimates date from 1997. (In comparison, the online CIA World Factbook has 2001 estimates for these countries.) The concise Britannica is perhaps most comparable to the well-known Columbia Encyclopedia, another one-volume reference containing substantially more entries (approximately 51,000) that are not, however, as concise. On the other hand, the Columbia, now in its sixth edition, provides references for further reading at the end of some entries a useful addition that is altogether omitted in the concise Britannica. Overall, this well-produced and easy-to-use tool is recommended for libraries in need of a multitude of ready-reference resources. Cynthia A. Johnson, Barnard Coll. Lib., New York
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Here is an updated edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (Merriam-Webster, 2000). There is a new editor, and some entries have been revised, including those for Afghanistan, the Pentagon, the Taliban, and the World Trade Center. This is an appealing one-volume encyclopedia but not a necessary purchase if the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia is owned. RBB
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