The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia is a new, rapid-response reference tool for home, school and office. Its clear, easy-to-read entries - nearly 20,000 of them on all topics - contain the essential information for the 1990s. Technology, the environment, sport, politics, literature, history, art, music, medicine, geography - the basic facts in all areas of human knowledge are collected together in an attractive, easy-to-read format with helpful maps and diagrams. Special attention has been paid to new scientific, cultural and sporting achievements and to the recent developments in the European Community, Yugoslavia, Somalia, Germany, and South Africa. Full details are given of the 1992 Olympic Games and the US Presidential election. Much information is presented in the 100-page Ready Reference section - ideal for quizzes, competitions or simply settling arguments. In the main A-Z section of the book, the wealth of cross-references again makes for quick and easy information retrieval. The Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia contains significantly more entries than any other comparable book, all derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia database, making this a uniquely comprehensive portable reference book. - Over 19,000 entries - Over 750,000 words - 100-page Ready Reference section - 570 maps, panels and drawings - 26,000 cross-references enabling rapid information retrieval - Over 100 internationally-renowned contributorsCrystal, David is the author of 'Cambridge Paperback Encyclopedia - David Crystal - Paperback' with ISBN 9780521437622 and ISBN 0521437628.