A thick little book of more information than can fit in my head! Pretty interesting. Gives a quick digest of everything from ballet to religion. All sciences, histories, and arts are inside.
Excerpt from Book:
"Here is a complete set of encyclopedias in the palm of your hand--simple, compact and percise.
-Visual: To make every topic clear each chapter is fully illustrated. More than 800 diagrams, maps and charts make the facts about each topic instantly understandable, from the architectural styles of the eighteenth century to key events in the world.
-Essential: To help you locate basic information about each topic, the Running Press Cyclopedia is organized thematically into six parts. If you ant to know about planets turn to part 4, science, to find the section on the universe. Topic boxes within each section highlight information, beginning with a general overview and progressing to specifics. A complete index provides easy access to each subject.
Comprehensive: Containing more than 20,000 facts, the Running Press Cyclopedia offers at a glance understanding unlike any other reference. Glossaries of key words, biographies of historical figures and timelines of major events provide background about every subject."