The American Desk Encyclopedia

The American Desk Encyclopedia

by Steve Luck
     
 

Oxford's American Desk Encyclopedia is the most up to date, affordable, and convenient encyclopedia on the market, offering over 15,000 alphabetically arranged entries that put a world of information within arm's reach.
Virtually any topic you would want information on you will find here. There are numerous biographical entries well over 3,000 in all that cover

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Oxford's American Desk Encyclopedia is the most up to date, affordable, and convenient encyclopedia on the market, offering over 15,000 alphabetically arranged entries that put a world of information within arm's reach.
Virtually any topic you would want information on you will find here. There are numerous biographical entries well over 3,000 in all that cover artists, writers, and composers; military, political, and world leaders; religious and business figures; scientists and inventors, and much more. Readers will find concise entries on geographical places from mountains, rivers, and seas to cities, regions, and nations. Science is perhaps the biggest category covered, encompassing physics, astronomy, chemistry, the environment, mathematics, the life sciences including many entries on animals, plants, and minerals plus hundreds of entries on technology (inventions, machine parts, and so on). There are literary terms, artistic movements, architectural styles, musical periods. Religion and mythology, medicine and health, sports and entertainment, politics and the law—all are covered here. The Encyclopedia also offers an attractive page layout, with hundreds of black-and-white illustrations, plus a sixteen-page color map section. Its compact trim size makes it fit neatly in any convenient space on a desk or on the kitchen counter—ready whenever you need fast information. And finally, the Encyclopedia is a great bargain, a cloth-bound reference work at a paperback price.
Wide ranging, authoritative, portable, affordable, and engagingly illustrated, The American Desk Encyclopedia will be the mainstay of your home or office library.

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Library Journal
A cut-down, modestly updated version of the colorfully illustrated Family Encyclopedia (LJ 10/15/97), this compact, single-volume work consists of some 15,000 brief entries complemented by 300 black-and-white drawings, plus a 16-page world atlas. It emphasizes scientific and technical subjects, and the material is reliable, readable, and reasonably current, as entries on gene therapy, Tiger Woods, and the Shroud of Turin attest. Still, librarians will find this little volume much too superficial for their needs. However, like the comparable Concise Columbia Encyclopedia (Houghton, 1994. 3d ed.), it could be useful for quick reference in the home, dorm, or office.--Ken Kister, author of "Best Encyclopedias," Tampa, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195214659
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/22/1998
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.50(d)

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