The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century

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National Geographic Society, 2007 - History - 512 pages
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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: science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, economics, and more.

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.

Two thousand vibrant images captivate readers who enjoy visual learning and function as a colorful catalog of essential knowledge.

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User Review  - Aditya Mookerjee - Goodreads

I don't know how a volume of a book as thick such as this, can be so well presented, such that the book is extremely beautiful, as fascinating as any book representing an American publishing company ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

I love this because it's a great primer for general knowledge. I have a young son who has questions and this is the perfect reference! Read full review

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