Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

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"This treasure trail of discovery breaks the mould of children's encyclopedias". - "Daily Mail". Whether for homework, school projects, or just for fun, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about anything and more in the "DK Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia". From computers to music, space exploration to the natural world all the essential subjects are here, plus hundreds of fascinating little-known facts you'll want to learn and share. It is newly updated to cover advances in technology, new scientific theories and political, social and ecological changes across the world. This work includes: 500 A-Z articles on a huge range of subjects; over 2,000 newly added entries; more than 4,500 amazing photos, artworks and maps; lists the best internet links under every subject - with ratings. If you're in a hurry there's a 30-page Fact Finder offering at-a-glance facts on history, science, the world around us and more.

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Gr 5–8—Heavy as can be, this eighth edition has more heft than substance. But in fairness, this work was never intended to be all-encompassing. Browsability and scope are its forte; it includes basic topics of interest to most middle graders, such as skeletons, oceans, sports, and animals, as well as heavier topics like Hinduism, the Industrial Revolution, and the history of Europe. Even more obscure entries, such as the Habsburgs sneak in. DK's strength has always been its famous scannable and illustration-laden pages; this one is no different, containing more than 3,000 photos and illustrations, maps, graphs, lists, and charts. Each one- to two-page entry is quickly accessible, with a "Find Out More" blurb with related topics for those who want to dig deeper. Older middle schoolers will find this a great source for trivia on popular subjects or for piquing their interest into new areas of exploration. It might suffice as a beginning source for learning more about a research topic. A well-done index and gazetteer at the back elevate the reference factor. VERDICT Ideal for browsing collections or a reference desk in a middle school library.—Sharon Verbeten, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI

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