The Kingfisher Children's Encyclopedia 3rd Edition

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Kingfisher’s encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favourites – perfect for gifts and reference alike. If you want one children’s general encyclopedia, this is it!

 

Fully revised and updated, to reflect the latest developments in science, technology, and world events, The Kingfisher Children’s Encyclopedia, 3rd edition by the editors of Kingfisher, is a ...

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Overview

Kingfisher’s encyclopedias are award-winning, information-packed reference books for all the family. The new, updated editions are beautiful versions of these trusted favourites – perfect for gifts and reference alike. If you want one children’s general encyclopedia, this is it!

 

Fully revised and updated, to reflect the latest developments in science, technology, and world events, The Kingfisher Children’s Encyclopedia, 3rd edition by the editors of Kingfisher, is a trusted resource for helping children understand the world we live in. The encyclopedia is alphabetically organized with headwords in the top left-hand corner for easy browsing. Authoritative text offers thorough coverage of each subject, while bright and informative original artwork, photographs, and captions provide plenty of visual interest. Cross-reference boxes encourage research skills, and fact and chronology boxes provide quick reference points for homework and reports. A fact-finder at the back of the encyclopedia has a timeline of key historical events and personalities from around the world. With entries on everything from Australian Aboriginal people to zoology, this encyclopedia is the ultimate one-stop reference for home or classroom.

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"Libraries in need of a one-volume general reference for children (except report-writers looking for biographical information) should consider this offering. It will help them choose and narrow topics, and will appeal to browsers"

-School Library Journal

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Gr 3–8—The colorful entries in this update range from one to four pages in length each, feature full-color illustrations and photos and subheadings in a large, easy-to-read font and sidebars and fact boxes of thought-provoking information. For instance, the three-page entry on dinosaurs includes 10 subheadings ranging from "Lizard or Birdlike" to "Death of the Reptiles." An accompanying illustration features a comparison between a Tyrannosaurus Rex footprint and that of a man, and a fact box suggests that, "Dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded like mammals and birds." Other topics include continents and countries, technology, transportation, animal and plant life, religion, and space. Appendixes include a political map of the world; one- to two-sentence biographical summaries of artists, writers, musicians, scientists, inventors, philosophers, and explorers; and U.S. state and presidential statistics. Extensive updating in this edition reflects recent history and developments in science and technology. Libraries in need of a one-volume general reference for children (except report-writers looking for biographical information) should consider this offering. It will help them choose and narrow topics, and will appeal to browsers.—Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753468142
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Kingfisher Encyclopedias Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 685,268
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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The Kingfisher Children’s Encyclopedia has been meticulously researched, compiled and checked by a team of more than 50 expert writers and consultants, each a specialist in their field.

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