Though many among us are in the thrall of the latest whiz-bang electronic information-retrieval technology, a “technology gap” can limit our access to reliable, understandable information in many places in this country and elsewhere in the world. Our annual edition helps to bridge that gap.

The 2013 Edition of World Book Encyclopedia - Giving Wings to Knowledge - represents the power of curiosity and the beauty of knowledge through the image of a dazzling macaw soaring through a tropical rain forest. The flight of birds has long symbolized aspiration. The World Book Encyclopedia is circulating non-fiction that invites readers to engage their curiosity and fuel their aspiration for knowledge, exploring its pages confident that what they find in them is accurate, authoritative, and understandable.

The World Book Encyclopedia 2013 presents information in an accessible, usable format that promotes learning. This informational text can be used by college students for review and reinforcement and also serves as a great family reference source.

What's New in the 2013 World Book Encyclopedia?

  • This outstanding reference books engages more than 4,000 scholars and experts as contributors, reviewers, and consultants
  • More than 25,000 rich photographs and illustrations combine with the text to deliver additional information and promote visual learning for students
  • The 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia set includes thousands of articles covering all fields of learning

Highlights of the World Book Encyclopedia 2013:

  • Dozens of new and expanded articles, including Pixar Animation Studios, rhythm and blues, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, magnetism, Adélie penguin, prime number, Cold War, and plant
  • Full coverage of the 2012 United States presidential and congressional elections
  • Thousands of revisions throughout the set, across all topics and all types of data
  • Comprehension questions, outlines, timelines, and related content lists for selected articles enhance retention
  • More than 25,000 rich photographs and illustrations, including more than 1,000 new images
  • Expert contributors, advisers, editors, and researchers collaborate to ensure that articles are understandable, accurate, and reflect current scholarshipStructure and writing style help make articles accessible to a wide range of readers
Overall Customer Rating of 5 Reviews:

Wonderful gift for youth: World Book Encyclopedia 2013

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<p>Though it is not the latest edition, because of its lower price, it is good to buy it. </p><p>Before we bought it for my son, we went to local library and compared some volumes from different years. we thought this may be best choices.</p>

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<p>Great value and fast shipping</p>

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A gift to new all boys school which presently only consist of 30 sixth graders. Grades will be added. I'm a retired educator and I love WB. I actually was a salesman years ago. I knew they could use these

Atlanta

Great Resource

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Got the 2013 version recently (Feb. 2016) and the material is excellent. I know we should have got the 2016 Encyclopedia but, for the price, the 2013 edition has the best cost-benefit ratio. We have a couple of kids in early elementary school so we want them to use the encyclopedia rather than Wikipedia or else... so, that also helps to limit the time they are online, which is always good. I'd just love if Worldbook Inc would produce the annual updates for people that buys year X's 22 volumes X but want to keep up with the "1 year delta" without having to purchase year X+1's 22 volumes...


Outstanding

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World Book is the BEST for students below college level or for family home use. It is the most approachable, so as a librarian I go for World Book whenever asked for encyclopedias.