By Courtlandt Canby
The three-volume "Encyclopedia of ancient areas, Revised variation" identifies and gives attention-grabbing historical past info on towns, cities, districts, territories, and countries world wide. With greater than 9,000 A-to-Z entries and a full-color insert in each one quantity, this revised set is far extra finished and colourful than the former variation. as well as present position names, towns, and states, this encyclopedia additionally has a considerable directory of old and classical locations which are not in lifestyles. there were many alterations within the geography of across the world the earlier 25 years, together with the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of the Soviet Union, and the delivery of the ecu Union, to call a couple of. All of those alterations, and plenty of extra, were up-to-date during this re-creation to make the knowledge as present as attainable. The revision additionally contains new entries from each area of the area, with an additional emphasis on how and know-how have replaced the geography of the trendy international. The entries contain: The Alamo; Berlin; Congo; Dakar; Erie Canal; fortress Knox; Hawaii; Ionian Islands; Java; Kabul; London; Mecca; New Orleans; Omaha seashore; Paris; Rome; Salzburg; Tibet; Tokyo; Vicksburg; and Windhoek.
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