1768 Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Encyclopedia Britannica
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Incorporated
ISBN: 0852290667
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Genre: Reference

The handsome three-volume reproduction is so beautifully executed that it's almost indistinguishable from the 1768 original, right down to the natural age spots and watermarks on the pages. It serves as a time capsule of the world's knowledge and a must-have for collectors of history or vintage books, the set lends an unmistakable air of prestige to any home or office. Over Two hundred and thirty years ago in 1768, a 'Society of Gentlemen' undertook the publication of the world's first Encyclop?dia Britannica, establishing a tradition of comprehensiveness and authority in general knowledge that has remained unsurpassed ever since. It took three years to compile and had far reaching effects. It took us just as long to create the 3-volume Replica first Edition Encyclop?dia Britannica. And the result is a fascinating insight into the life and thoughts of Britain at the dawn of the age of invention. With the aid of modern technology we have skillfully retained the antique look of hand-set type, the rust marks of age, the watermark of the paper and the richly decorated binding of the original set. Beautifully illustrated with engravings by Andrew Bell, one of the founders of Encyclop?dia Britannica, these three volumes, virtually indistinguishable from the First Edition original, are a book collector's dream. As an engrossing conversation piece, this set lends an air of prestige and beauty to any home or office library. If you love history or vintage books, you'll find it difficult to put down the fascinating volumes of the Britannica First Edition Replica Set.

The New Children s Encyclopedia

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756689254
Release Date: 2009-06-29
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bring key school subjects to life for your child with The New Children's Encyclopedia. With hundreds of topics, thousands of fantastic pictures, your child will find countless ways to find out more about everything. Open up a whole universe of knowledge and wonder for your child. Starting with an exciting voyage through outer space, they'll explore the living world, people and places and even have an under-the-skin encounter with the workings of the human body. Perfect for dipping in and out of, or for reading through, your child will learn from special features including maps, charts, timelines and thousands of facts on key curriculum topics. Perfect for homework, projects or just for fun!

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593394929
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

Compton s by Britannica 2010

Author: Inc. Encyclopaedia Britannica
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Incorporated
ISBN: 1593395221
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This edition covers important educational subjects such as maths, science, geography, history, social sciences, and more. It contains biographies and glossary terms related to each article and time lines that illustrate the broad sweep of events.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781600572128
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Reference

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

The Know It All

Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743272605
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Incorporated
ISBN: 1615353216
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Britannica Student Encyclopedia is an A-Z reference covering all subjects, but especially geared to the curriculum needs of elementary students. It features 2,300 articles and more than 3,000 photos, illustrations, maps, and tables. It has an index with tables of articles arranged by subject.

The World Book Encyclopedia

Author:
Publisher: World Book a Scott Fetzer Company
ISBN: 0716601168
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries

"A 22-volume, highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring sections on how to use World Book, other research aids, pronunciation key, a student guide to better writing, speaking, and research skills, and comprehensive index"--Provided by publisher.

National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books
ISBN: 0792271807
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Picture essays, question-and-answer sections, a color-coded world map, and more enhance this comprehensive guide to the animal world.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 9788379912131
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Reference

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9780857861016
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Bibles

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.