Oxford University Press

Oxford American Children's Encyclopedia: 9-volume set

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ISBN: 9780195110814
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1999-04-08
Number of pages: 1712
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The completely up-to-date Oxford American Children's Encyclopedia is a reference work designed to meet the interests and needs of American schoolchildren. The nine-volume set offers a solid foundation of knowledge in social studies, history, geography, language arts, science, math, sports, and the arts, including literature, music, painting, dance, and entertainment.
Volumes 1-7 cover more than 1,500 subjects, offering accurate and clearly written articles on everything from A - Z, from Aircraft and the American Revolution to Zippers and Zoos, from Ballet, Baseball, and DNA to Mummies, Space Exploration, and Wolves. Also included are fact-filled entries on every U.S. state and territory, the continents, and leading nations of the world.
Volume 8, Biography, profiles the lives of nearly 600 famous men and women throughout the history of the world--artists, writers, composers, explorers, scientists, and political leaders, including all U.S. presidents.
Volume 9, Index, Gazetteer and Timeline of World History, includes a carefully prepared index of more than 15,000 entries, as well as a gazetteer featuring every country in the world (and its flag) and detailed world map and world history timeline.

Special Features:

- The only encyclopedia specifically designed for 8- to 12-year-olds
- Articles relate directly to American school curriculum
- 2,081 articles, heavily illustrated with thousands of stunning color maps, photographs, diagrams, and original art
- Informal and friendly text--designed with children, for children
- Material reviewed by expert academic and educational consultants
- Entries arranged alphabetically for ease of use, with extensive cross-referencing
- Margin notes in each article offer fascinating details and up-to-date facts, including records and statistics of special interest to American schoolchildren
- Profiles of all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 5 U.S. possessions
- Biography volume includes more than 200 fascinating prominent Americans, U.S. Presidents, painters, writers, composers, and statesmen, plus over 400 prominent figures from the rest of the world
- Ideal for school projects and reports, research, homework, and for general knowledge
- New articles on American history and populations, including immigration, Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans
- Cross-references make connections to related articles
- Eye-catching photographs illustrate the key concepts
- The text is broken into easily readable sections, with clear sub-headings
- All the articles on the page are listed in headings
- Diagrams reinforce and expand the information in the text
- Fascinating facts and figures in the margins keep the main text uncluttered
- Exciting ideas for activities and experiments
- Each letter of the alphabet has a different colored panel for easy reference

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