World Book Publishes 2014 Edition of Its Popular Encyclopedia

Updated Edition Offers 2,000 New and Revised Articles, QR Codes to Connect Print and Digital

Jan 13, 2014, 11:30 ET from World Book

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World Book, Inc., the leading print and digital education and reference publisher, has published the 2014 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia®, today's quintessential English-language print general encyclopedia.

"While our collection of educational materials continues to grow and expand, World Book remains committed to offering a trustworthy, reliable, and current print encyclopedia resource for schools, libraries, and homes in the U.S. and Canada and throughout the English-language world," says World Book, Inc. President Don Keller.

The 2014 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia features 2,000 new and expanded articles, including such timely topics as cyberbullying, hydraulic fracturing, Kim Jong-un, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Sochi (Russian city and site of the 2014 Winter Olympics), Justin Bieber, and the December 2012 Sandy Hook (CT) Elementary School shooting. Over 450 new and revised photos, maps, and illustrations also are included.

In addition to the extensive revisions, The World Book Encyclopedia 2014 includes comprehension questions, outlines, timelines, and related content lists for selected articles to enhance retention. It features over 25,000 rich photographs and illustrations perfect for young students and visual learners. The foundation for World Book's authority is the 4,000 expert contributors, advisers, editors, and researchers who work in collaboration to ensure the articles are understandable and accurate. Among the most notable strengths of The World Book Encyclopedia are the logical structure and approachable writing style of its articles, which help make the content accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers.

The World Book Encyclopedia 2014 continues to connect print and digital learning formats by offering dozens of QR codes which link to related online video content. This feature supports the Common Core, state, and provincial standards, which call for students to conduct research using print and non-print texts.

The most current general encyclopedia in print on the market continues to stand out visually thanks to its ever-popular Spinescape® binding. This year's design––Vibrant World of Facts––represents, through the image of layers of colorful fabric, the beauty of discovery of the rich tapestry that is the world of information and acquisition of knowledge.

World Book's Spinescape has proven popular among teachers and librarians, according to a July 2013 survey conducted by World Book. They love the eye-catching appeal and sleek design as an invitation to the reliable and authoritative content inside.

"It is a beautiful set and World Book is a great encyclopedia consistently," says Nancy Arn, Director at Barton Library in El Dorado, Arkansas.

The World Book Encyclopedia 2014 is available at School and library customers can order online or through their local World Book representative at 800-975-3250 (U.S.) or 800-837-5365 (Canada).

Founded in 1917, World Book, Inc. is a leading publisher of authoritative, age-appropriate, and reliable educational materials for children and adults. Based in Chicago, IL, World Book is committed to creating print and digital educational products that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence and ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Visit World Book's website at

For more information contact:
World Book Marketing Dep't
Annie Suhy
Phone: 312-819-6518
Twitter: @worldbookinc

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