The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition


The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Encyclopedias
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Fully updated into the 21st-century, this 6th edition of the largest one-volume encyclopedia available, with 51,000 articles, 80,000 cross-references, 40,000 bibliographical citations, and 6.5 millions words, provides complete coverage of the issues that made headlines throughout the 1990s. An invaluable reference/resource. 3,200p.

Editorial Reviews

This sixth edition of a leading single-volume encyclopedia boasts 1300 new entries and the revision of 40 percent of the previous content. Last published in 1993, the encyclopedia now includes such new entries as "Internet," "Vladimir Putin," and "Michael Jordan." In another new entry, the term "e-commerce" is explained in full. Included are the history and figures of reported sales over the Internet in 1998 ($7.2 billion), with books being the "most popular on-line order." Of the updated information, the section on Bill Clinton is expanded from a mere 22 lines to nearly a column and a half. Ironically, the "Lewinsky Scandal" described as the "sensation that enveloped the presidency of Bill Clinton in 1998-1999, leading to his impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives and acquittal by the Senate" is given roughly the same space. Hillary Rodham Clinton gets her own entry for the first time, which cites her intended run for U.S. Senate. Additionally helpful are the updated maps of the former Soviet Union and the Baltics. With 40,000 bibliographical references, 800,000 cross references, and 700 line drawings, this concise volume leaves out surprisingly little. Recommended for all libraries. Mark Rotella, Jersey City, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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