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Oxford Family Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Single-Volume Reference for Home, School and Office

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A book by Oxford University Press

Settle those Jeopardy battles, do homework, or use this lovely encyclopedia to look up that pesky fact your brain refuses to retrieve. Illustrated with the usual high Oxford quality, clearly written, and loaded with special biography and topic features … see full wiki

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Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
1 review about Oxford Family Encyclopedia: The Ultimate...

Compact, colorful, comprehensive

  • Feb 10, 1998
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At 768 pages and crammed with colorful maps and illustrations, the ÒFamily EncyclopediaÓ offers snippets of information in more than 13,000 entires in a format that is ideal for a home office. Call it a super-dictionary, the format is ideal for those of us of which to put to rest a particularly pesky questionable bit of trivia but without access to a set of encyclopedias. The "Family Encylopedia" can supply answers to a host of questions. It shows a diagram of how a Digital Audio Tape records sound, reveals Joan Crawford's real name (Lucille Fay le Sueur), and describes the properties of rudidium (which, as we all remember from high school chemistry, is the silver-white metallic element of the alkali metals).

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