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Title:
The World Book encyclopedia.
Author:
World Book, Inc.
Publication Information:
Chicago : World Book, Inc., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
22 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Summary:
An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.
General Note:
Vol. 22 consists of research guide and index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780716601043
Format :
Book

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

World Book's volumes have an excellent layout and visual presentation. Approximately one-third of the space is devoted to illustrations, including maps, photographs, diagrams, time lines, graphs, and art. Eighty percent are in color; 225 are new this year. The signed articles are the work of more than 3,700 contributors and consultants, 59 of them new. Some 112 articles are new this year, and 76 have been extensively revised or rewritten. Nearly 1,300 have been partially revised. Among the new articles are Dust mite, Ergonomics, Inkjet printer, Occupational medicine, and Racketeering. New biographies include those for Abdullah II, Ehud Barak, George Walker Bush, and Bob Marley. Animation, Bilingual education, Canada, Diabetes, Parkinson disease, Socialism, and Yugoslavia are among the articles that were extensively revised. World Book generally does an excellent job of staying up to date. Shipment of the 2000 set began in November 1999, so there is nothing about end-of-year events such as Boris Yeltsin's December 31 resignation. However, some information from late in the year does appear: the number of home runs hit by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa; the winners of the U.S. Open tennis championships; the deaths of King Hassan of Morocco, King Hussein of Jordan, and labor leader Lane Kirkland. An annual supplement, The World Book Yearbook, published each January, reviews the events of the past year and updates encyclopedia articles. World Book is an encyclopedia of high quality. The print set is a superior resource for public and school libraries, especially if they lack the hardware and funding for a network. It is current, well illustrated, and accessible to a wide range of readers.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-A look through the Research Guide/Index in Volume 22 will assure readers that the content of this annually updated encyclopedia continues to reflect contemporary concerns and interests. In all, this edition contains 85 new articles and revisions to about 2300 other entries. Of the latter, 185 were "extensively revised" or expanded, including the articles on "Government," "Celiac Disease," and "Terrorism" (numerous related articles include "Hezbollah," "Hamas," "Patriot Act," and "Abu Ghraib"). In addition, there are a number of new entries on people in the fields of politics, entertainment, and children's literature (Walter Dean Myers, Gary Paulsen, Phillip Pullman, Lemony Snicket). Readers of the older editions will find the format comfortably familiar. Subjects addressed in depth are followed up with a list of related articles, an outline, and study questions. Several volumes highlight special topics with fold-out pages such as those on "Endangered Animals," "U.S.: The growth of a nation," and "Canada: The growth of a nation." The "Human Body" overlays remain attractive and informative. Myriad visuals include full-color and black-and-white photographs, charts, graphs, diagrams, and maps. The 2005 edition, while keeping many of the 2004 graphics, has also added some new ones. The quality of the illustrative material is generally good, though occasionally unnatural in tone. While struggling upper elementary and middle school students may find The New Book of Knowledge (Scholastic, 2005) easier to use, World Book remains a reliable, straightforward, and up-to-date reference resource.-Tina Hudak, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Riverdale Park, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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