This authoritative encyclopedia for quick reference has been completely revised for this major new edition. All the existing entries, charts and diagrams have been reviewed and updated. The encyclopedia provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of current affairs, science, technology, sport, the arts, history, geography and much, much more. New entries have been added to cover the most recent events in all these areas.
With around 200 maps, 150 technical diagrams, and the addition of many chronologies for countries and for key areas of human activity and endeavour, the Encyclopedia combines accessibility with the support of the largest UK-based encyclopedic database. For answering a quick query the book is still quicker than a computer search, and this is the strength of this style of encyclopedia.