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The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places

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- 2,600 full-color illustrations that capture students' interest and help meet their educational needs.
- A concise overview of the history, geography, politics, and economics of our fascinating world.
- A-Z organization allowing students to locate each country with ease.
- Nearly 800 full-color maps and 600 charts and graphs.
- 87-page cumulative index of 14,000 entries at th
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Hardcover, 1580 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by World Book (first published December 1st 1961)
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Elizabeth Lamantia
Reviewed by: Elizabeth LaMantia
Format: Encyclopedia
Item Title (APA Style): The World Book encyclopedia of people and places, 7v. (2011). World Book. Reviewed in: Cordell, R. M. (2007). The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places. Library Journal, 132(5), 96-98.
Price: $351.00 set of 7 volumes
Description:
Seven volume encyclopedia for elementary school children.
Relevance and Relationship:
This book would be appropriate for the collection analyzed during my field experience because it is appr
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Meagan Moremen
Apr 29, 2012 Meagan Moremen rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference-books
World Book. (2011). The World Book encyclopedia of people and places (Vols. 1-7). New York: Author.
Citation created by: Meagan Moremen
Call Number: REF 910.3
Description: A 7 volume set of countries arranged alphabetically describing the geography, politics, culture, history, etc. of that region.
Content/scope: This encyclopedia of geography is filled with photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations. The amount of information provide for each country depends on the size of the country, for example
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Michelle David
Nov 29, 2014 Michelle David marked it as reference-collection  ·  review of another edition
Encyclopedia Reference

Name: Michelle David

World Book. (2011). The World Book encyclopedia of people and places. Chicago, IL: World Book.

Dewey: 030
Reading Level: Grades 4-8
Category: Nonfiction Reference/Encyclopedia

Review Citation:
Ward, C. (2011, September 15). [Review of the book The World Book encyclopedia of people and places]. Booklist. Retrieved from http://www.booklistonline.com.libsrv....


Description: There are 7 volumes including extensive reference materials from all over the world. The
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Michelle Thomas
By Michelle Thomas

World Book, Inc. (2011). The world book encyclopedia of people and places. World Book, Inc.

Professional Review: Ward, C. (2011). The world book encyclopedia of people and place. Booklist.

Reference Type: Encyclopedia
Call number: 030
Content Scope: This is a set that contains seven volumes. Topics covered include geography, history, politics, economics, cultural information, and more. It is geared towards middle and high schoolers.

Accuracy Authority Biased: World Book is a reput
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Sonya Dayman
World book of people and places. (2007). Chicago: World Book.

Citation by: Sonya Dayman

Type of Reference: Encyclopedia

Call Number: Ref 031 Worl

Content/Scope: Students have access to 193 countries and information about the history, geography, economy, culture, and current political situations of all of these countries. There is a wealth of information and illustrations including maps and charts about all of the countries.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The information provides knowledge about these count
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Kim
Nov 18, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teachers, middle school students
Recommended to Kim by: Found it on the library shelf
I-L: Iceland to Luxembourg

This reference book begins with an easy to understand political world map and an explanation of the independent and dependent countries. Each place which is covered in this resource focuses on basic details about the country, its government, features of the local people, technological components of society and an overview of the key economical features. In more detail, topics such as history of the country, climate, geographical features, culture and the people today ar
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Jayne Wilson
The World Book encyclopedia of people and places, (Vol. 1-7). (2011). Chicago, IL: World Book.

By: Jayne Wilson

Reference Type: Encyclopedia

Call Number: 910.3

Description: An encyclopedia of world nations, their people and culture

Review Source: Ward, C. (2011). The World Book Encyclopedia of People and Places. Booklist, 108(2), 60.

Relevance and Relationship: $335/set; many Social Studies standards address world culture,

Purpose: Helps readers understand cultures of many world nations

Validity: Publi
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Amber Young
The World Book encyclopedia of people and places. (1994). Chicago: World Book.

Citation By: Amber Young Collins

Call Number: REF 031

Type: Encyclopedia

Content/Scope: There are 6 volumes to this encyclopedia that describe countries and their people from around the world. Included are images, geographical information, and economic information.

Arrangement/Presentation: The arrangement is alphabetical by country name. The presentation is colorful and appealing to middle school age students.

Accuracy/A
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Kristin White
The World Book encyclopedia of people and places (2011). Chicago: World Book.

Citation by: Kristin White

Type of Reference: Geographical Encyclopedia

Call Number: Ref 910.3 Worl 2011

Content/Scope: The World Book Encyclopedia is an alphabetically arranged set that gives readers information about 200 countries. The intended audience is elementary and middle school readers, as the set includes full-color illustrations, photographs, charts, maps, and graphs. This geographical encyclopedia allows studen
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