E-encyclopedia

E-encyclopedia

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by DK Publishing, Alison Porter, Elaine Jackson, Jacqueline Mitton, Ian Chilvers
     
 
In partnership with Google, the most extensive and respected search engine on the Web, DK presents the e.encyclopedia, a revolutionary approach to children's reference publishing. A superbly illustrated general encyclopedia on the subjects children most want and need to learn about, the e-encyclopedia is classic DK quality publishing paired with cutting-edge design.

Overview

In partnership with Google, the most extensive and respected search engine on the Web, DK presents the e.encyclopedia, a revolutionary approach to children's reference publishing. A superbly illustrated general encyclopedia on the subjects children most want and need to learn about, the e-encyclopedia is classic DK quality publishing paired with cutting-edge design. Use it as you would any encyclopedia, and then take it to the next level. Nine thematic sections in the encyclopedia including space, earth, history and human body with coverage of over 600 subjects and links to over 1,000 approved sites plus sound buttons, virtual tours and live footage online. There's no need to be stuck with homework ever again.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Drawing on the ever-growing role of the Internet in providing research material for students, DK and Google have teamed up for the innovative e.encyclopedia, an encyclopedia and an accompanying Web site that together provide information on 600 subject areas. The book itself, laid out with the trademark DK design (clear photographs, bite-size information outlined in boxes or used as captions), is a comprehensive, photo-filled resource with sections on every major subject area: science, nature, history, culture, etc. Readers can enter highlighted keywords (enclosed within a consistent design element, an "E-Link" symbol) throughout the encyclopedia-such as "Jupiter" or "habitats" or "painting"-into the dedicated Web site to link to age-appropriate sites with related information, video clips and more. A note to parents explains that, while the carefully chosen sites are independent of Google and DK, these recommended links are regularly reviewed and updated. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The information in this encyclopedia is grouped into thematic sections, which are color-coded. The nine sections include discussions about space, earth, nature, the human body, science and technology, people and places, society and beliefs, arts and entertainment and history which is the most extensive section. An opening spread explains how to use the book and the web site created by DK and Google. While the articles in the encyclopedia provide plenty of facts, the added bonus is going to the special website where you can enter the keyword show on the topic page. This will offer many expanded features about the specific subject. Please note that even without these links the book is still an excellent reference book. Since the links are regularly reviewed and updated one can only assume that the Mars link will now include pictures and information from the latest devises that have landed to explore the plant. The text font is small and illustrations are plentiful and given the publisher, the quality is outstanding. This is a reference book appropriate for any school or home library and one that will get lots of use for homework assignments. As a reviewer, I could only read and spend time on certain sections, but it is the type of book I could spend days reading and many more exploring the online resources. 2003, DK Publishing, Ages 10 up.
— Marilyn Courtot
Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Developed in collaboration with Google, this resource combines a single-volume general encyclopedia with an associated Web site stocked-thinly-with links and clip art. Gathered into nine wide categories, from "History" and "Space" to "Arts and Entertainment," information is presented in flashy topical segments, usually several per spread, that mix sharp color photos with explanatory captions and captionlike blocks of text. Cross-references at the bottom of each page supplement a generous index to make that information easy to access. That ease is compromised on the Web site, which is hung about with parental caveats and other child-safety elements. Users can either click to a limited selection of photos or the "Kids and Teens" version of Google's directory, or enter a designated topic word from the book to reach a very brief list of outside links. At the time of writing, "Philosophy," for instance, yielded one brief essay on Ren Descartes. Though the book contains some factual errors, such as the assertion that life on Earth cannot exist without sunlight, and elaborately highlighted special terms for which no glossary is supplied, it does merit consideration as an update for similar but older titles. Judy Tatchell's The Usborne Internet-Linked Science Encyclopedia (Usborne, 2001) and its series mates, though more specialized in scope, are better-designed Web/print hybrids.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789498694
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you or your child are already web-savvy, you really don't need this book.