Continuing to inform and intrigue generations of readers with its unique mix of solid facts and fascinating gems, "Pears' Cyclopaedia" offers clear and concise information on such wide-ranging subjects as global economics, Norse mythology and modern cinema. Plus, some surprising and curious details about, among others, brittle stars, cloud computing and ziggurats. Updated regularly by a panel of thirty experts, this handy edition includes new and revised sections on Art and Architecture, the World of Wine and Britain Today, as well as covering literary prizes, the advent of Barack Obama and a world in recession - making "Pears' Cyclopaedia" the only reference book you'll ever need. This book also includes the traditional favourites: Famous people, medical matters, world gazetteer, the world of science, sporting almanac, and general information (a treasure trove for crossword enthusiasts).
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Dr Chris Cook has been editing Pears' Cyclopaedia since 1977: the year of the Queen's silver jubilee, James Callaghan and The Clash. The world has changed since then, but Pears is still the only book of its kind to be updated and revised annually. Dr Cook is helped in his daunting yearly task of overseeing a varied team of expert contributors - and condensing their wisdom into one volume - by his love of reference books, the compulsive reading of every kind of newspaper, and his formidable academic record in creating historical works that have been translated into a dozen languages (from Spanish to Korean). He receives letters from Pears fans all around the world, who have long seen the book as a trusted friend.
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