Synopses & Reviews
A Newly Revised Reference Work For A New Generation: Here in one volume is an exciting A-Z encyclopedia designed to meet the needs and interests of today's child. First published in 1991, the Dorling Kindersley Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia has now been completely updated.
Comprehensive Coverage of Today's World: From science and technology to nature and the living world, from space and the universe to history and the arts, the scope of the Encyclopedia reflects the educational needs of children in the new millennium. The 500 featured entries cover key topics that children will want to look up, while a futher 2,000 subentries provide information on a wide range of subjects. In addition, an illustrated 30-page Fact Finder reference section combines artwork and graphics to present statistical information in a visually exciting way.
Informative Text and Stunning Images: Packed with over 4,500 full-color photographs, original artwork, and detailed maps and charts, this encyclopedia is the most richly illustrated book of its kind. Close-up photographs of animals and plants, cutaway illustrations of machines and buildings, and reconstructions of past people and places all combine to open up topics in a new and stimulating way. Each page is designed to attract readers at many different levels, while lively informative text communicates in a language that children can understand.
Follow A Path Of Discovery: Each A-Z entry is a self-contained topic, but a carefully planned cross-referencing system encourages the reader to travel easily from one related entry to another. This helps children to place information in a wider context and so creates a fascinating series of "journeys".
"There is certainly a lot of information packed into this substantial one volume encyclopedia....It is not an in-depth treatment of any subject but works well to introduce topics....[A] handy book and certainly something of value to have in the home and school." Children's Literature
With this accessible, easy-to-use, feature-rich family reference, children can find help with homework and school projects. In addition, they can satisfy their own curiosity or simply enjoy browsing. This is the most comprehensive, visually enticing, one-volume encyclopedia available for children today. Contains more than 2,000 more entries than the leading children's encyclopedia. Full-color illustrations.
A highly illustrated one-volume encyclopedia containing 450 main entries ranging from Aboriginal Australians to Zoos.