Encyclopedia Americana

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The Encyclopedia Americana is a reference work targeted at young teenagers (grade 8 in the US Educational system). The current, year 2004, 175th anniversary edition has 45,000 articles containing 25 million words and was written by 6,500 contributors. It includes 9,000 bibliographies, 150,000 cross-references, 1,000+ tables, 1,200 maps, and almost 4,500 black-and-white line art and color images. It also has 680 factboxes.

Originally founded by Francis Lieber, the first edition was comprised of 13 volumes and published between 1829 and 1833. Currently, the encyclopedia is produced by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic Inc.

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