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Indispensible treasure trove of knowledge,
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This review is from: Pears' Cyclopaedia 2010 - 2011 (Hardcover)
I had a copy of the book many years ago and it is a great little one volume encylcopaedia.I know it is regarded as old fashioned these days to get ones informaiton from the internet rather than books. The beauty of books is that you can take them anywhere and they have been edited rather than just a vast mass of information.
This publication has been around since 1897 and this is the 119th edition, they have obviously got something right.
It is set out in various sections from A-Z starting with chronicle of events to medical matters it has obviously been updated so therer are sections on the world of science ,computing and the internet and the environment.
Ther are of course trying to put a lot of information one volume so the pages are thin and the type is small. There are 1056 pages and that is a lot.
I have covered mine like we used to cover school books as I will be taking it everywhere with me.I am a quizzaholic and a triviaphiliac so it is a treasure trove of trivia which I will be dipping into regularly.
Concerning Amazon's service. I cannot fault it. The first copy I received had a printing fault. Printers are cheeeky little people.To hide a fault such as the pages being cut incorrectly they food pages back in.
I had to send the copy back. Amazon said print off a label put it back in the post.They then sent a fresh copy in the first class post even though I had not paid extra to start with.
If only everyone else I dealt with were are good. That is why they get my custom.
Book and service highly recommended.