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ISBN 10: 0394838521 / ISBN 13: 9780394838526
Published by Random House, New York, 1991
From Ed Buryn Books (Nevada City, CA, U.S.A.)

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An A-Z gorgeously illustrated reference guide for young readers. Nice bright clean crisp copy of 1st. 9 x 11-1/4, 644 pp, index, color photos & illus, red endpapers. Fine unmarked, small tear at spine end. Oversize Hardcover in white boards w color illus, no jacket as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 16118

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Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st American edition, 1st printing..

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A highly illustrated one-volume encyclopedia containing 450 main entries ranging from Aboriginal Australians to Zoos.

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Each of its 600-plus pages packed with information on an exhaustive spectrum of topics, this copiously illustrated volume is a worthy addition to--and a wise investment for--any family library. The bulk of the encyclopedia, produced in collaboration with Dorling Kindersley, is taken up with the main entries, which range from one to six pages in length. Subjects covered here include the expected (such as Asia, explorers, medicine, oceans and seas, Renaissance, slavery, Wild West) as well as the more obscure (that include animal senses, deep-sea wildlife, conquistadors, flight in animals, outlaws). Among the book's valuable features is an alphabetical "running index," located at the top of each page, which tells youngsters where they will find information on secondary topics not included among the main entries (carnivores, NATO and rock music, to name a few). Also useful is the Fact Finder section, a concise roundup of statistics, milestones and key dates in the areas of science, geography, history and nature. Here readers will learn such tidbits as the lifespan of the queen ant (15 years) and the location of the windiest place on earth (Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica). Busy without being confusing, each page of this volume offers an exemplary balance of text and illustrations, which include clearly reproduced photos, detailed drawings and painstakingly rendered maps and charts. Wherever necessary, parenthetical explanations of potentially difficult words are included, making the text accessible to children at several reading levels. Combining comprehensive explanations and succinct data, this encyclopedia offers youngsters the chance to browse for hours, or find the answer to a specific question in seconds. That's a great deal for one book to deliver. Ages 7-12.
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