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Synopsis: The place for junior high and middle school students to look for answers to questions on homework and hobbies--or just to satisfy their curiosity about the world around them. Following in the footsteps of the adult version, this volume is based on questions students most frequently ask reference librarians. Illustrated.
From Booklist: Designed to "satisfy the natural curiosity" of the nine- to fourteen-year-old crowd, this book is in 24 sections, including those on the universe; the animal world; weights and measurement; mathematics; computers; inventions and scientific discoveries; fine arts; libraries and museums; religion; the legal system; sports, games, and fun; and health and fitness. Each section ends with "Information, Please," suggestions for further reading, most of which are from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. Boxed features add interest throughout the volume: a list of Newbery Medal books, how jurors are chosen, hockey record holders, etc. The color maps in the atlas section are current vis-a-vis the changes wrought by the unification of Germany and the breakup of the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, the maps are placed in the middle of the book in the literature section instead of between the U.S. and world sections. It's always fun to argue over which writers should make "most important" lists. In the literature section, the lists seem to include a balanced representation, but will a child aged 9-14 really be interested in Mordecai Richler, Thomas Pynchon, or Mary McCarthy?
While duplication with the "adult" version, The New York Public Library Desk Reference, occurs (e.g., signs and symbols, anatomy diagrams), this source contains new information as well (e.g., etiquette for the intended age group). The astonomy section even includes the changing orbits of Neptune and Pluto. The larger print and page layout are age appropriate.
This source will be useful in school libraries and in public libraries where the adult version is heavily used. Young patrons may also enjoy a copy to check out for more extensive browsing.
Title: The New York Public Library Student's Desk ...
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G067185013XI4N00
Book Description Macmillan General Reference. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2749147888
Book Description Macmillan General Reference. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 067185013X Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Bookseller Inventory # HCI9998ASGG051217H3380C
Book Description Macmillan General Reference, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The cover image and date may vary. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001059120
Book Description Macmillan General Reference, 1993. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95364571
Book Description Prentice-Hall, NY, 1993. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 513pp. Color maps, b&w illus. Index. NF hardback, remainder mark, no DJ (as issued). Bookseller Inventory # 2949
Book Description Author?., Prentice Hall General Reference "A Stonesong Press Book", nd (1993), c1993, 1st Edition 1st Printing, illus. boards, fine (no dj), 513 pp w/index, B & W/color illus., Sm 4to, "The Ultimate Guide with Answers to Common Questions on Homework, Hobbies, and More", $17.50. Bookseller Inventory # 332091
Book Description Macmillan General Reference, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG067185013X
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Book Description A Stonesong Press Book/ Prentice Hall General Reference, New York, London, et al., 1993. Decorative Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 513 pp. A very clean copy with solid binding and bright and crisp pages. Corners slightly bumped. Bookseller Inventory # 1iAe0054