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The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia By Edited by David Crystal

The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia
by Edited by David Crystal

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Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia provides in an accessible format the essential details about a wide range of subjects and people. Part of the famous family of Cambridge reference works, it offers unrivalled value for money and is already a presence in homes and classrooms internationally.
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The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia by Edited by David Crystal

Now in its third edition, The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia provides in a highly accessible format the essential details about a wide range of subjects and people. Part of the famous family of single-volume reference works from Cambridge, the book offers unrivalled value for money and is already a presence in homes, studies, offices, classrooms and libraries the world over. This edition has been revised, extended and thoroughly updated, with 1,100 pages of facts and figures. * A model of conciseness and economy of style * Includes a 970-page A-Z section and 110-page Ready Reference section * Over 20,000 entries, with 600 maps and illustrations * 500 more entries and 15,000 more words than in the previous edition * Derived from The Cambridge Encyclopedia - acclaimed as the most authoritative single-volume reference work available * Provides informative and reliable international coverage - both biographical and general - of sport, science, geography, history and politics

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The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia Reviews


'Thousands of enlightenments ... rolls up its sleeves and gets down to business ...' Time Magazine
'The entries are succinct, the range formidable, and the illustrations are on the technological heights.' The Independent
'Editor Crystal brings impressive credentials to the encyclopedia ... Scientific and technical subjects receive considerable attention ... a substantial Ready Reference section provides much compact information in tabular form on a wide range of subjects, including space exploration, the earth, major religious festivals, the nations of the world, political leaders of various countries, weights and measures, names and titles, awards, and sports.' Kister's Best Encyclopedias (USA)
' ... the essential facts are instantly available ... better written, more concise and intelligent.' The Daily Telegraph
' ... a massive production and very thorough ... the work is to be praised as a triumph of publishing technology as well as for sheer intelligence and rigour of co-operation between Crystal and his associates.' Anthony Burgess

Table of Contents


Preface; How to Use this Encyclopedia; A-Z section; Ready reference section.

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GOR002637569
The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia by Edited by David Crystal
Edited by David Crystal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1999-09-16
1080
052166800X
9780521668002
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