The Penguin encyclopedia

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Penguin Books, Aug 31, 2004 - Reference - 1698 pages
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The one reference that every family and office needs, The Penguin Encylcopedia contains more than 28,000 entries on the facts, events, issues, people, beliefs, and achievements that make up the sum of human knowledge and experience. Written in a clear, direct style by an international team of more than 350 experts, this indispensable reference illuminates even the most intricate concepts, from current affairs to history, science to philosophy, sports to music. Timely entries include SARS, Ozzie Osbourne and John Kerry, Hans Blix, the Iraq War and weapons of mass destruction. With a clear and easy-to-use design, The Penguin Encyclopedia assures that everything you need to know is right at your fingertips.

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David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published more than 90 books.

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