The Macmillan Family Encyclopedia

The Macmillan Family Encyclopedia

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The specialities of this 1988 edition are new articles on medicine, space technology, sound recording and reproduction, the history of science, and music. New illustrations augment and enhance the coverage of these subjects. Other subjects treated are the Iran-Contra affair; the Gulf War; surrogate motherhoood; the ongoing crisis in South Africa; the revolutionary discoveries in superconductivity recognized by the 1987 Nobel Prize for physics; and the latest developments in areas such as printed technology. Maintaining the biographical coverage, articles have been added on Alan Greenspan, the new chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Samora Machel, Jonas Savimbi, Mohammad Mahathir, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Diana Ross the popular singer, Kiri Te Kanawa, the opera singer, playwright Horton Foote, film director Martin Scorsese, novelist Paul Theroux, and entrepreneur Ted Turner. Certain articles on world leaders, for example, Gandhi, Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher, have been revised as needed. The breakthrough in arms control, and the worsening AIDS crisis are also covered.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 9696 pages
  • 210 x 250mm
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 16,730 illustrations, 1080 maps, 200,000 index entries
  • 0333463439
  • 9780333463437