978-0-19-521818-3 / 9780195218183

The World Encyclopedia


Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA



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Including more than 13,000 alphabetically arranged entries and more than 35,000 cross-references, Oxford's World Encyclopedia offers a bounty of information on science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, medicine, geography, current affairs, politics, sports, and popular culture.
Here is an authoritative, stimulating, and up-to-date reference work, with 1,500 eye-catching illustrations, most of which are in full color. In addition to the thousands of informative entries, the Encyclopedia also includes a stunning History of the World in timelines--a specially commissioned chronology that details more than 5,000 significant historical events from 15,000 BC to the present, providing an instant cross-section of events across the globe at any given moment in recorded time. There is also a 32-page atlas of the world, featuring digitized mapping created by Europe's most renowned cartographer. And throughout the volume are informative sidebars on the 200 most important nations around the globe. Each nation's boxed entry includes a locator map and flag, descriptive and historical text, and demographic, economic, and political statistics. And there are 150 feature boxes which explain some of the most interesting aspects of the world around us, such as how the Channel Tunnel between England and France was built and why DNA fingerprinting is so precise.
Whether you need information on komodo lizards or the State of Texas or Tiger Woods, The World Encyclopedia is an essential resource for schools, libraries, and home--for any place where curious minds need quick, accurate answers they can trust.

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