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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good general encyclopedia
Having been amazed at the total lack of book encyclopedias now on the market, and absolutely refusing to submit to a lifetime of Wikipedia (who wants to go online in the middle of a meal when those knotty queries emerge and you need an encyclopedia there and then?), I was a bit dubious at first - what does "Concise" mean? But I have been very pleased so far. At least I...
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2.0 out of 5 stars penguin concise
A very disappointing Encyclopedia; not what I expected from the reviews it received on Amazon. Information in the book is very limited and expected a much better Encyclopedia for the money.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good general encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2010
This review is from: The Penguin Concise Encyclopedia (Paperback)
Having been amazed at the total lack of book encyclopedias now on the market, and absolutely refusing to submit to a lifetime of Wikipedia (who wants to go online in the middle of a meal when those knotty queries emerge and you need an encyclopedia there and then?), I was a bit dubious at first - what does "Concise" mean? But I have been very pleased so far. At least I can return to my meals, satisfied.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Penguin Concise Encyclopedia, 29 Dec 2009
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Mrs. K. P. Garnham "book kathga" (Withernwick, Hull. UK) - See all my reviews
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A brilliant book, easy to use with terrific graphics and lots more info then I thought there would be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price I paid., 28 Feb 2011
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Found it difficult to get an encyclopedia at an affordable price, this book is well written and informative.I only gave it 4 stars because the print is a bit on the tiny side.
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2.0 out of 5 stars penguin concise, 13 Feb 2013
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A very disappointing Encyclopedia; not what I expected from the reviews it received on Amazon. Information in the book is very limited and expected a much better Encyclopedia for the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 11 July 2012
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I bought this book as a present for my mother because her last encyclopedia was published in 1988. It was a good find as there are less general encyclopedias available because most people have access to the internet and do not use books anymore. She was very pleased with it and uses it every day when doing crosswords.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I felt there would be better !, 10 Mar 2014
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Disappointed with quality of cover, content leaves a lot to be desired , by comparison to ' New World' poor !
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it a lot, 9 Jan 2014
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A Really like this it has a lot of information in it that is useful the only dislike is it took a bit long to come to me but i can recommend this to anyone the price was good too.A really nice Purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful addition to the shelves, 30 Nov 2013
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All that knowledge in one book! All that explanation and commentary whittled down to short paragraphs of everyday language and commonsense editing! How did they do it? If you've still got a spare five centimetres on any of your bookshelves, this is the volume you need to fill them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pengin Encyclopaedia, 1 Feb 2013
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Good reference guide for crosswords etc.but some searches have not been successful.
For instance - no easily accessed list of kings and queens of Gt.Britain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 9 Jan 2012
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Great book, my Father in law is finding it very handy and is always using it as a reference guide, and also helpful with his crosswords
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