Bright Through Learning

The pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion) featured in the Spinescape® thrives in the sheltering but also stinging environment of an anemone's tentacles. Our world sometimes can leave us fearing that we are surrounded by dangers, and learning is an important tool we use to understand and live in our world. Among the meanings of the word bright are smart, clever, and quick- all helpful characteristics in our challenging world.

This 2016 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia® adopts the pink anemonefish as a mascot to represent the encyclopedia's invitation to you to become brighter through the learning you do within its pages!


  • Over 1,000 new and revised articles, including:
    • Notable figures, such as singer Katy Perry, author John Green, and activist Malala Yousafzai
    • In-the-news topics, such as the tea party movement and Islamic State
    • Historical events, including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech
    • Animals, including the giant armadillo and golden eagle
  • Created in collaboration with expert contributors, advisers, editors, and researchers to ensure readability, accuracy, and currency
  • More than 25,000 photographs, maps and illustrations
  • New QR codes link to complementary video and other content
  • Over 2,500 revised pages
Overall Customer Rating of 7 Reviews:

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<p>Love our new World Books. Great addition to our library.</p>

Love the World Book

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I am a 64 yr. old vascular surgeon and my wife is a 64 yr. old college biology instructor. We both grew up with the World Book in our homes, raised our children with them and continue to replace them every 10 years. The 2016 set arrived 2 weeks ago and I am thrilled with it...well written, easily accessible, and beautifully illustrated, as always. Despite 3 PCs and 2 smart phones between us, the printed World Book continues to make sense for quick access to reliable knowledge without having to sort through someone's political agenda. Keep up the good work! Jerry Svoboda, MD



Rochester, NY


Great Set

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<p>My kids love the World Book encyclopedia. It arrived quickly and is BEAUTIFUL. The content is very rich and engaging.</p>

The Best

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Even though the internet is great, a good set of encyclopedias on a bookshelf adds dignity, depth and quality to a home library. I have found that the World Book Encyclopedia is the best reference set for many different reasons. For one, the content. It is extremely readable and approachable. The content is always up to date and very in-depth. The encyclopedia is also a stunning piece and looks almost like artwork on my shelf. Great job World Book! You did it again!

THE BEST

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The world book is one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written throughout the history of mankind. I read the book everynight to my children, and they are always captivated by its deep characters and topics. It is a great reference book for school work, and mere curiosity. My children's curiosity and desire to attain knowledge is well fed by the World Book. It is a great resource for anyone to have, and truly encourages children and adults alike to learn the most they can about the world around them.