World Book, Inc. has announced publication of the World Book Encyclopedia 2010. The latest version includes thousands of new and revised articles across all disciplines and topics.
Highlights of the 22-volume The World Book Encyclopedia include new and expanded articles on topics ranging from health, such as binge eating and the swine flu, to entertainment, including rock music and television, to civil rights, including the Emmett Till case. Among the many biographies added to the new edition are Cuban leader Raúl Castro, basketball star LeBron James, Canadian political leader Michael Ignatieff, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, and musical entertainer Kanye West.
The World Book Encyclopedia content is carefully crafted to make sure it is appropriate to a wide range of readers and clearly and consistently written, according to the announcement. Features and tools, such as outlines and timelines, make the content more useful and enhance retention. More than 27,500 rich photographs and illustrations deliver additional information and visual understanding.
The World Book Web, World Book's online information portal, includes reference collections which offer all the articles in the print edition as well as thousands more from World Book's contributors. The World Book Web also offers access to additional resources, including an online atlas, pop-up dictionary, homework help and study aids, and multimedia resources along with teacher resources and curriculum correlations for educators.
The World Book Encyclopedia 2010 (978-0-7166-0110-4) is available now from the school and library sales force at 800-975-3250 (U.S.) or 800-837-5365 (Canada) and from the school and library ordering site (www.worldbookonline.com/sales) as well as the company's online store (http://store.worldbook.com/).
Source: World Book, Inc., www.worldbook.com/