New Standard Encyclopedia 2000

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9780873921046: New Standard Encyclopedia 2000

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Content is revised continuously by members of the encyclopedia editorial staff and reviewed by authorities in the field. Entries, which are not signed, vary in length from a few sentences to more than 30 pages (e.g., Africa ). Fact summaries are only found in articles on continents, while countries still do not provide an overview of population, capital city, etc. Some articles have bibliographies. Some longer articles also include an extensive list of cross-references to other entries for further information, divided by topic, as well as a bibliography with a separate listing of books for younger readers. New Standard is the only encyclopedia to provide pronunciations for its entry headings. For 2000, there are 31 new articles, including American Ballet The atre, DVD player, Human Genome Project, Kosovo, and Tamoxifen along with biographies of Vassily Aksyonov, Maya Lin, and Sammy Sosa, among others. The 11 major revisions include Multiple scle rosis, Police, and Water polo. One map (Nunavut) was added, and another 59 maps were revised. There are 144 new illustrations, all of which are in full color. Most of the illustrations in the set are quite small. Although New Standard 's revision deadline was December 1, 1999, Computer reports the lack of New Year's Day problems related to Y2K; and both Russia and Yeltsin, Boris include Yelstin's December 31 resignation from the presidency. Important events from 1999 are covered, including the earthquake in Turkey and Ehud Barak's election as Israeli prime minister. Kosovo is current through the March 24 NATO bombing. Space exploration is current into the late 1990s. New Standard is not as attractive as other print encyclopedias. It is an acceptable supplementary encyclopedia for home and middle- to high-school use. RBB
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