Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 16
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0787625566
  • ISBN-13: 9780787625566
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 3.75 lbs ( 1.70 kgs)
  • 552 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 1998 | Published



Mother Theresa. Princess Diana. Tom Clancy. Johnnie Cochran. Betty Shabazz. These are just a few of the people you'll find biographical information on in the Encyclopedia of World Biography. Originally published in 1973 by McGraw Hill, this 17-vol. authoritative set is entirely revised and updated - the first complete revision in 25 years. Here's what you'll find in this admired biographical reference source:

  • 17 volumes with almost 7,000 entries -- 40 percent more than the 1973 set
  • Approximately 400 new entries -- with more multicultural coverage
  • Thousands of high-resolution photographs -- designed to produce clearer photocopies
  • Updated entries and bibliographies -- includes new developments since the last edition as well as newly discovered facts and interpretations of historical figures
  • Easy-to-use page format -- straightforward reference to satisfy students and patrons
  • Multi-access, consolidated index -- makes it easier to search than ever before
  • And much more

Note: The e-book version of this authoritative set includes not only the 17 vols. in the 2nd Edition, but annual supplement volumes 18-23 - all in one convenient collection. All of the photographs from the 2nd Edition and supplement volumes 18-23 are included.

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"Simply outstanding! This remarkable resource is an essential ingredient for all middle and secondary schools, and elementary libraries should look carefully at this resource for fourth and fifth graders." -- The Social Studies Educator (http://edla.aum.edu) (March 2000)

— Social Studies Educator

"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

"These essays use simple language and explain terms that might be unfamiliar to young readers...the entries are readable and quite useful." --ARBA, August 2008


"Readable and quite useful." -- ARBA (January 2003)


"A comprehensive source for biographical information."

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