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The Penguin Encyclopedia Hardcover – 6 Jul 2006

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  • Hardcover: 1512 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (6 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014051578X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140515787
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 6.6 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books, and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is also the editor of The New Penguin Factfinder. He lives in Holyhead, Anglesey.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dragonfly on 3 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm very pleased with this purchase: a quality volume from Penguin, quite superior to a Pear's Cyclopedia I had previously. I bought this large hardback edition, with over 1500 pages and packed with maps and illustrations. The entries are well-detailed, clear and accessible. I'm surprised more people seem to have bought the paperback as it has only 2/3rds the contents of the hardback and clearly won't last as long!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GraD on 26 Oct. 2013
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It's true! Only 4 rows on penguins... but a lot of other interesting things.
For exemple: penicillin, Penicillum, Peninsular Campaign and a lot more,
for exemple: Peninsular War, penis, penitential psalms, some Penns and more.....
Is like television: a lot of undeep and superficial things,
but is less expensive: it cost less and you waste less power,
excepts if you read during the night
I really like it!
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the encyclopedia is good, but the information it contains the subjects is very limited and very short and in comparison to other encyclopedias is inferior in quality. The maps are not big enough to provide sufficient information.The main deficiency is that it does not contain banking and finance, and English literature.. The political and historical terms very short information,which is generally available everywhere. However the language is very simple and precise. I request to Penguin to take care these subjects for the future editions
and hope it would be more useful than.
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By JJJJ on 3 Oct. 2013
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Useful or crossword clues, and also for the odd bit of information needed. Didn't have some things I expected, and some subjects not covered to the depth I would have expected, but overall a good buy.
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