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World Book Encyclopedia 2017

2017 marks the centenary of the publication of its first edition and celebrates 100 years of serving readers everywhere who strive to learn and to grow.

The 2017 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia is your pass to a world of learning and exploration. In 22 hard-cover volumes full of accurate and trustworthy facts, the encyclopedia set provides the most up-to-date information in formats specially-tailored for school-aged learners. Sharpen critical thinking, hone research skills, dive deeply into fascinating subjects, and round-out classroom curricula with expertly-written, unbiased articles. Tens of thousands of index entries make it easy for you to find information wherever it is in the set. Abundant colorful photos, diagrams, charts, tables, and maps supplement the easy-to-read text. Along with the 17,000 articles is useful advice about studying and report writing for elementary through intermediate grades students.

Which South American countries were liberated by Simón Bolivar? What kind of animal is a uakari? Julia Gillard was prime minister of which country? How many kinds of trout are there in North America? Is an entrechat something to eat? School-age readers to adults: Bring your questions to The World Book Encyclopedia for answers!

SKU: 10044
ISBN: 978-0-7166-0117-3
Pages: 14,000+
Volumes: 22
Retail: $999.00
Price: $399.00
Save: $600.00 (60.1%)
  • Over 1,000 new and revised articles, including Barbie, Canadian Football League, Hurricane Sandy, Lady Gaga, Snowy Owl, Transgender, Donald Trump, and Zombie Worm
  • Recent outcomes of national elections around the world
  • Updates to tables of winners of prizes and awards, including Nobels, Pulitzers, and various literary awards
  • More than 25,000 photographs, maps and illustrations
  • Created with the collaboration of expert contributors, advisers, editors, and researchers to ensure readability, accuracy, and currency
  • Extensive index and research tutorials

"World Book has been a gateway for my personal knowledge, learning and growth.”

– T. Brodhead, Customer

“World Book continues to be a first choice for libraries, schools, and homes…”

–School Library Journal

Throughout the nearly 100 years of publication of The World Book Encyclopedia many things have changed, but World Book’s dedication to providing timely, reliable, and readable educational and reference materials has not wavered.

Today, World Book remains dedicated to fostering a deep desire to learn in students of all ages. In print and online, World Book content is especially crafted with young readers in mind to help ensure that their commitment to reading is rewarded with easily understandable text that engages and educates. Adults, too, returning or coming to a subject for the first time, will appreciate World Book’s concise and precise writing.

Our accessible text comes from hard writing and uncompromising editorial standards. Each and every print and online product that World Book publishes is the result of a thorough and rigorous editorial process, including the meticulous ongoing revision process of the print and online versions of the encyclopedia. It is this adherence to currency and accuracy that continues to secure our place as an information cornerstone in classrooms, school libraries, public libraries, academic libraries, and homes.