The World Book Encyclopedia is the only general A-Z print research source still published today.
Every year, World Book’s editors refresh the encyclopedia by adding new and timely articles as well as updating articles of continuing relevance. Fact-finding skills are more important today than ever, which is why the World Book encyclopedia continues to be the foundation of libraries and learning institutions across the globe.
Whether you are looking up information to understand a subject or checking a fact for a homework assignment, answers are here! Tens of thousands of index entries make it easy to find information wherever it is in the set. Abundant colourful photos, diagrams, charts, tables, and maps supplement the easy-to-read text.
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For centuries, people have admired eagles and adopted them as symbols of strength, bravery, and authority. Roman soldiers carried a golden figure of the eagle into battle. Russian and Austrian emperors used the eagle to project power and prestige.
The bald eagles featured on The World Book Encyclopedia 2021 Spinescape® represent strength, contemplation, and wisdom as they survey the majestic landscape of Alaska.
Focus on the 2020 worldwide pandemic, with new articles on COVID-19, Social distancing, as well as updates relating to the virus in dozens of other articles.
Hundreds of new and revised articles reflecting factual updates, including Australia, New Zealand, Uluru, Queensland, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington in addition to prominent political figures such as Jacinda Ardern and Julian Assange.
Extensive revisions have been made to country articles including China, Ireland, and Argentina.
In addition to 17,000 articles, there is useful advice for primary through high school students about studying and report writing.
More than 25,000 photographs illustrations, diagrams, and maps.