The largest one-volume encyclopedia available, The Columbia Encyclopedia is unmatched in its scope and reputation for accuracy and authority. Now the newest edition of this cultural landmark, first published back in 1935, is available from the Gale Group, fully updated and revised by a team of specialists under the guidance of Columbia University Press.
As we approach the end of the millenium, the pace of change and growth of information in our world have increased dramatically. The Sixth Edition of the Encyclopedia, with coverage extending to January 2000, brings you up to date with the subjects that have dominated the headlines and news of the 1990s. New entries are particularly notable in such areas as technology, health, alternative medicine, and current affairs. For instance, consider these topics and names that have fixed themselves in our global vocabulary: World Wide Web, e-mail, Year 2000 problem, Echinacea, St.-John's wort, Tony Blair, Slobodan Milosevic, George Soros, the Unabomber and Pete Sampras. These are just a few of more than 1000 entries that are entirely new to the Encyclopedia. As well, existing entries have been fully updated and geographical entries reflect the most recent political changes and population statistics.
Leave a copy of this respected compendium of knowledge open on your general reference table next to the dictionary for easy access by browsing library patrons or students performing research.
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