Encyclopedia of World Biography: 2000 Supplement, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 20
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  • ISBN-10: 0787637203
  • ISBN-13: 9780787637200
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 3.90 lbs ( 1.77 kgs)
  • 576 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2000 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Each annual supplement to the Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd Edition, contains 200 biographical entries new to the set. Each volume includes a balance of historic and contemporary figures who, like those appearing in the Encyclopedia of World Biography base set, have made a significant contribution to human culture and society. Entries offer an in-depth biographical essay approximately 2,000 words in length, as well as a bibliographic section, which may include books, periodicals, or online websites to consult for further research. Many entries include a portrait of the individual.


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"In addition to high-profile individuals . . . it includes others whose contributions were less celebrated but nonetheless left their mark on American life. With the addition of these lives, the value of the Encyclopedia of World Biography has increased." -- Rettig on Reference on gale.com (February 1999)

— Rettig on Reference

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