Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements, explains how they are linked and why they are important, and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge including science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, and economics.
Loaded with cross-referencing, fact boxes, and other helpful features, the book is topically organized into five sections: Earth and Space; Mathematics and the Sciences; Politics and Economics; Religion, Philosophy, and Psychology; and The Arts. An introductory spread opens each section, summarizing its biggest ideas and discoveries. Timelines and fact boxes place events in the context of history, while sidebars add interesting details on processes, inventions, and artistic techniques. Famous personalities are introduced in highlighted columns. Finally, each section ends with a notation that lists the major issues to be resolved in our day. This innovative and accessible approach is supported by color-coded tabs that guide readers through the book.
2,000 color and black-and-white photos and artwork
I enjoy this book everytime I open it. I think it is a good easy reading source for short specific info gathering. The information is easy comprehension. Good reading to help youngsters gain specific details about a subject. Short entries make it more enjoyable. The format helps with quick read periods. It could help youngsters with short attention span and "eager" readers; those who complain about reading assignments being too long. I have given two as gifts and one for me. Hard to ignore this book. I love it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend