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The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopediaby David Crystal
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Now thoroughly revised and updated, The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia remains the most comprehensive portable reference book available. Its clear, easy-to-read entries - nearly 20,000 of them on all topics - contain the essential information for the 1990s. All areas of human knowledge are covered: technology, the environment, sport, geography, politics, history, art, music, astronomy, physics, medicine and literature. Special attention has been paid to new scientific, cultural and sporting achievements and to the recent developments in the European Community, Yugoslavia, Somalia, Germany, and South Africa. With its wealth of maps, diagrams and a unique Ready-Reference section, no other paperback encyclopedia offers such comprehensive, up-to-date coverage - or such incredible value for money. - Over 19,000 entries - 100-page Ready Reference section - 570 maps, panels and drawings - 26,000 cross-references enabling rapid information retrieval - Over 100 internationally-renowned contributors
Comprising over 20,000 entries, this reference provides details about a wide range of subjects and people.
Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia provides in a highly accessible format the essential details about a wide range of subjects and people. Part of the famous family of single-volume reference works from Cambridge, the book offers unrivalled value for money and is already a presence in homes, studies, offices, classrooms and libraries the world over. This edition has been revised, extended and thoroughly updated, with 1,100 pages of facts and figures. - A model of conciseness and economy of style - Includes a 970-page A-Z section and 110-page Ready Reference section - Over 20,000 entries, with 600 maps and illustrations - 500 more entries and 15,000 more words than in the previous edition - Derived from The Cambridge Encyclopedia - acclaimed as the most authoritative single-volume reference work available - Provides informative and reliable international coverage - both biographical and general - of sport, science, geography, history and politics
Over 20,000 entries: the essential details about a wide range of subjects and people.
Table of Contents
Preface; How to Use this Encyclopedia; A-Z section; Ready reference section.
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