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    DescriptionExtensively revised and updated, this edition of "Chambers Biographical Dictionary" covers a wide range of human achievement, and includes over 17,500 biographies in all. It is cross-referenced with many suggestions for further reading. Areas covered include: sport, music, radio; television; the arts, science, technology, politics, philosophy and business. 300 feature panels provide extra detail on particularly important or influential individuals or groups of people such as Alexander the Great, Albert Einstein and the Pankhursts. Full cross-referencing allows the reader to explore beyond the individual - thus not only answering a specific enquiry about one person, but leading to information on their contemporaries or the people they influenced - and thousands of suggestions for further reading direct the reader to keyworks on or by the person in question. Covering the full diversity of human achievement from Boudicca to Nelson Mandela, Isaac Newton to Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton to David Beckham, the Dictionary is packed with biographies which span the centuries.


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    Title
    Chambers Biographical Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    Volume editor Una McGovern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1600
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 72 mm
    Weight: 2,180 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780550100511
    ISBN 10: 0550100512
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 920.02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000
    Thema V1.0: GBC, DNB
    Edition
    7, Revised
    Edition statement
    7th Revised edition
    Publisher
    CHAMBERS
    Imprint name
    CHAMBERS
    Publication date
    16 September 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "Chambers Biographical Dictionary is quite easily the best reference book in the world." Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph