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The World Book Encyclopedia


First published in 1917, the World Book Encyclopedia is the best selling print Encyclopedia book set in the world. The World Book Encyclopedia, as a comprehensive, general reference work, presents and places in context information that spans all areas of knowledge, enabling users to explore a broad spectrum of facts and uncover the nature of their relationships.

World Book is designed to meet the reference needs of students from elementary school through high school. The encyclopedia can be used by college students for review and reinforcement and also serves as a family reference source.
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Over the years the World Book has been characterized by its design. Unlike most other encyclopedias, it is traditionally published in nonuniform volumes sized to match the letters of the alphabet. Although most volumes cover exactly one letter completely, the letters with exceptionally numerous entries ("C" and "S") are divided between two volumes, while adjacent letters with relatively few entries ("J""K", "N""O", "Q""R", "U""V", and "W""Z") share a volume. World Book editors lay out major articles distinctly, often starting them on a page of their own, perhaps with a two-column heading. The World Book is marketed as a "family" encyclopedia for readers above 15 years of age. It recognizes that one of the primary uses of general-purpose encyclopedias is students' work on school reports. For instance, every article for a U.S. state has a box giving information about such things as the official state bird and tree.