World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia is an American encyclopedia.[1] The encyclopedia is designed to cover major areas of knowledge uniformly, but it shows particular strength in scientific, technical, historical and medical subjects.[2] World Book was first published in 1917. Since 1925, a new edition of the encyclopedia has been published annually.[1]

World Book Encyclopedia
CountryUnited States
LanguageAmerican English
Series22 volumes
GenreReference encyclopedia
PublisherScott Fetzer Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway
Publication date
1917; 106 years ago (1917)
Media typePublication
LC ClassAE5 .W55

World Book, Inc. is based in Chicago, Illinois.[1] According to the company, the latest edition, World Book Encyclopedia 2022, contains more than 14,000 pages distributed along 22 volumes and also contains over 25,000 photographs.[3]

World Book also publishes children's non-fiction and picture books under the Bright Connections Media imprint, and educational development and supplemental instructional resources through Incentive Publications by World Book.

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