No work of reference, however famous or long-established, can afford to stand still. The changed world of the new century, with its volatile global economy, political turmoil and technological advance, demands a publication relevant to the world today. This latest edition of Pears (perhaps the most popular family reference book in the world) examines in depth the fast-changing and often dangerous world in which we all now live.
With its unique blend of quick reference information combined with authoritative background articles, Pears coves a remarkable breadth of subjects. Major sections range from politics and economics, through literature, music and art, to science, medicine and the environment.
With its, 1,056 pages of tightly packed information (revised and updated annually), and with its highly competitive price, Pears continues to retain its long-established accolade as the reference bible for the ordinary family which opens a window on the fascinating, if bewildering, world around us.