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Encyclopedia Americana, 2006 Edition (latest)
Encyclopedia Americana, 2006 Edition
30 volumes, ISBN: 0-7172-0139-2.
Over 175 years in print!
The most up-to-date information a fresh, contemporary look! A must have for every Library!
Provides comprehensive information that's in-depth, reliable, and up-to-date:
• More than 45,000 articles written by experts in easy-to-understand, layperson's language
• Includes all academic subjects and curriculum topics
• Strong in North American and international coverage
• Major revisions of articles on science and technology, society and politics, visual and performing arts, literature and philosophy, and other key areas
• Hundreds of new and revised entries in all major subject areas
"Encyclopedia Americana, known for its scholarly coverage and emphasis on American culture, was first published in 1829.
The new edition has 21 new articles, 19 replacement articles, and 1,080 articles with major and minor revisions.There are also 69 new illustrations and 2 new maps. Recent historical developments led to major revisions of material on the U.S. Articles on Galveston, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Orleans, and Pascagoula were revised to reflect the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
The main article on the U.S. has major new sub articles on the history of immigration, the American way of life, and the characteristics of the population. In the international arena, the events in the Middle East necessitated revision of the articles on Iran, Israel, Lebanon, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and Syria. The tsunami in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, the earthquake in Pakistan, the civil unrest in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and the new civil war in Sudan are noted. Entries new to the print encyclopedia include Computer virus; Disability; Rice, Condoleezza; and Satellite television and radio.
Among the replacement articles are Hussein, Saddam; Interior design; Submarine; and Transsexualism.Interior design was particularly in need of a face-lift; the old article ended somewhere in the mid–twentieth century.
The new (much shorter) article brings design into the new millennium and has 14 of the 56 new color photographs that were added to the set. Around 30 articles, among them Coins and coin collecting and all articles related to military service, received major revisions. More than 20 new authors joined the roster of contributors. Especially with its extensive coverage of American studies, Encyclopedia Americana is an excellent resource for high-school, public, and academic libraries."
-Booklist, September 15, 2006.
Handy search features make the Encyclopedia Americana easy to use:
Fact boxes highlight statistics and essential information
Chronological tables provide a quick view of history
Cross-references direct readers to related articles and subjects
Over 6,500 bibliographies for further reading
Are you missing the latest information? If your present edition is four years old or older, you're missing:
More than 5,500 new or revised articles
9,500 new and revised pages
Over 450 new photographs, illustrations, and maps!
25 million words
26,000 pages with: – Over 23,000 illustrations, including 15,000 photographs – 3,800 diagrams and charts and 1,200 maps
Comprehensive index • 7 1/2 x 10 1/4
Encyclopedia Americana 2005
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