Random House Concise Encyclopedia Author:Hilary McGlynn (Editor) This compact encyclopedia for home, school, and office covers in a concise style a whole world of knowledge, from current affairs and countries of the world through science and engineering to biographies of major cultural and political figures. All essential facts and figures are presented in clear, jargon-free language. — Here is a perfect, hand... more »y desk reference that belongs on every shelf, right next to your dictionary and thesaurus. Its 10,000 up-to-date entries have been carefully selected from a large encyclopedia database to provide the maximum amount of information in the least amount of space.
10,000 entries, 500,000 words - all in a single A-to-Z listing
Over 70 spot maps
24 pages of appendixes
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