World Book Encyclopedia

The encyclopedia presents information in a clear, direct style that makes each article both substantive and understandable. Articles start with relatively basic information and advance in depth as they progress.

• More than 27,500 rich photographs and illustrations are combined with award-winning text to produce the perfect encyclopedia for students and adults.

• More than 3,800 contributors, experts in their fields, collaborate with our editors and researchers to make each article accurate, thorough, and authoritative.

• The articles are written in a clear, direct style, starting with relatively basic information, advancing in depth as they progress.

• Nothing can substitute for the experience of browsing through the pages from Chicago to China, Jazz to Jefferson, Civil Rights to Civil War, and everything in between. The World Book Encyclopedia is not only a great reference set, but also an entertaining collection students will find themselves browsing after their initial research is done.

• The 2006 edition will be a frequently used addition to your home and one of the best investments you’ll make this year.

• The 2006 edition continues the tradition of editorial excellence. Highlighting the edition are revised and expanded articles on Arabs, Volcano, and the planet Jupiter, as well as new articles on Arab Americans, Computer virus, Eating disorder, and Search engine, among many others.

• More than 2,200 colorful, cartographically accurate maps provide current borders and topographic, economic, and historical details.

Awards & Reviews:
“a colorful, well-cross-referenced and easy-to-use encyclopedia.” — American Reference Books Annual

“a superior resource for public and school libraries.” — Booklist

“World Book continues to be a first choice for libraries, schools, and homes.” — Booklist

” Designed to meet the needs of students in elementary through high school, World Book is also a good general encyclopedia for adults. It is current, accessible, easy to use, and well illustrated.” — Booklist