SOCIAL SCIENCES

Visual Encyclopedia

DK. Oct. 2020. 528p. ISBN 9781465499943. $50. REF
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Not a typical encyclopedia with entries arranged from A to Z, this DK resource organizes entries into seven chapters based on the following subjects: space, earth, life, science and technology, history, beliefs and society, and arts and leisure. As is made clear by the title, this guide emphasizes its images, of which there are more than 4,000, including photographs, drawings, time lines, charts, maps, and works of art. While every page contains a large amount of information, they are well-organized so as to not appear too busy or cluttered. Moreover, the information is reliable when compared to sources on the internet. The result is a comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly volume. Students of various ages will benefit greatly from this guide, but so will adults; readers can look up information quickly or browse at leisure.
VERDICT Containing an enormous range of knowledge throughout human history, this attractive guide is highly recommended for public libraries.
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