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Written and visually designed for students ages 10 and upwards, the 2008 Compton's by Britannica has been thoroughly reviewed, updated, and revised by educators, expert contributors, and Britannica editors.
Packed with dramatic pictures, detailed diagrams, and engaging text, Compton's gives young readers the basic facts and entices advanced students to dig deeper for the answers to their more complex questions.
Accurate and Up to Date
New and revised articles include astronomy, Australia, Oceania, New Zealand, ballet, basketball, flood, genetic engineering, global warming, Hamas, Liberia, Iraq, New Orleans, Palestine, Pope Benedict XVI, Steve Irwin, soccer, social security, weather, and many, many more.
Great Coverage of School Subjects
More than 37 000 articles cover geography, mathematics, people, social studies and more. Compton's 26 durable library-bound volumes cover a broad range of subject areas, from ancient to contemporary.
Readers will be captivated by 23 000 maps, charts, tables, and images, including hundreds of stunning new additions.