The Columbia Encyclopedia

The Columbia Encyclopedia

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The Fifth Edition continues this tradition of excellence, bringing up-to-date coverage of the whole world in all its physical, historical, geographical, political, scientific, religious, and cultural dimensions between two covers. The Fifth Edition offers more information in one volume than most multivolume encyclopedias: 50,000 articles, 65,000 cross-references, and 6.6 million words in 3,000 pages.

Baker & Taylor
Contains numerous entries on personalities, events, terms, places, and special fields, and includes maps, charts, and diagrams

& Taylor

The latest edition of the largest one-volume encyclopedia in English offers unparalleled scope and accuracy in thousands of articles, accompanied by clear illustrations, maps, and tables, as well as extensive cross-references. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Columbia University Press ; [Boston, Mass.] : Sold and distributed by Houghton Mifflin Co., c1993
Edition: 5th ed
ISBN: 9780231080989
Characteristics: xviii, 3,048 p. : ill., maps ; 31 cm
Alternative Title: New Columbia encyclopedia


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Sep 08, 2010

If it ain't in here we don't have it! The best single volume encyclopedia in English ever! Also known as the "Junior Woodchuck's Guidebook". (Makes a great doorstop too.) Alas, this is now pretty much replaced by the less authoritative Wikipedia.

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