Description : Accurate and up-to-date, this all new single-volume encyclopedia takes an innovative approach to the presentation of information. Material is organized by subject into fourteen major thematic sections, and is attractively presented using diagrams, tables, lists, maps and graphics as well as concise, easy-to-read text. An indispensable and wide-ranging source of data, The Chambers Encyclopedia is ideal for use as a comprehensive and practical reference, whether in the home, the office, at school, or in the library. Special Features: Over 200,000 facts and figures arranged in tables, diagrams and lists, and over 4,500 entries. Hundreds of illustrations, line drawings and diagrams. Practical and easy to use. Fully indexed. Unique thematic presentation of information with fourteen major sections covering: Space; Earth; Climate and Environment; Nations of the World; Social Structure; History; Time; Natural History; Human Body, Health and Nutrition; Communication; Science and Technology; Arts and Culture; Sport and Games; Thought and Belief. This is the ideal book for you if: You want information, facts and figures arranged by subject You want accurate, up-to-date information You want a comprehensive single-volume family reference source.