Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia

Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia

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The best-selling single-volume encyclopedia for children is now revised and fully updated. Major updates include: World Trade Center and the 'war against terrorism', Afghan war and the overthrow of the Taliban, Iraq war and the fall of Saddam Hussein, EU expansion and the introduction of the euro, and Spread of SARS. This is the only truly comprehensive single-volume encyclopedia, featuring the latest research and information on all topics. Over 50 expert consultants from around the world were involved in the planning and compilation, giving unrivalled authority and accuracy. Educational advisers ensured that the "Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia" meets the needs of today's child, at home and at school. The accessible A-Z layout gives quick and easy access to information. It encourages study and research: extensive cross-referencing and two major indexes (thematic and general) provide a powerful tool for research and project work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 230 x 285 x 45mm | 2,734g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • illustrated in colour throughout
  • 0199104441
  • 9780199104444
  • 1,612,900

Review Text

The clear presentation of information makes this book easy to use and fascinating to browse. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order under headwords, with a short introductory paragraph, followed by the more detailed main text. Captions relating to pictures contain further information and illustrations have detailed annotations, where appropriate. An excellent cross-reference index should lead the reader to what they are looking for, even if it does not appear as a main topic. (Kirkus UK)show more