World War I

World War I

A Student Encyclopedia

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Featuring a wealth of new information and an extraordinary gallery of images, this five-volume set is the new standard reference for introducing students to World War I.

Featuring a wealth of new information and an extraordinary gallery of images, this five-volume set is the new standard reference for introducing students to World War I.

• Over 1,000 A–Z entries that give students access to important, clarifying scholarship on everything from military engagements (Battle of the Somme), to famous people (Lawrence of Arabia), to the diplomatic world (Treaty of Versailles), and much, much more

• 150 contributors, including scholars from the United States, Britain, China, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia, helping students understand the war from all points of view

• An inviting design incorporating 771 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies

• A comprehensive chronology of the war to give students a sense of time and relationship between the major events of the conflict

• 53 charts, battle maps, and locational maps provide the geographic context necessary to understand how the conflict moved and why and where the battlefield stalled

• A resource area designed especially with students in mind, featuring a general and a category index (e.g. individuals, event, country, etc.), a "How to Use" section (for working with maps, primary sources, and tables and charts), and a list of reliable, vetted websites for further research

Book News
The student edition of this five-volume reference is nearly the same as the non-student edition (ISBN 1-85109-420-2) except for a few differences (there may be others we did not detect). Libraries should choose between the two sets; buying both would be redundant. The student edition is set in a one-column format (except for the fifth volume) with wider margins, so that it occupies about 800 pages more than the standard edition, which is set in two columns. Also, the "documents" volumes (v.5) of the sets differ in that much more contextual information is given in the student edition, and fewer documents are presented--48 in the student edition compared to 195 in the standard edition. (Oddly, a design flaw in the student edition's fifth volume causes some confusion: there is no variation in typefonts to distinguish the contextual text and the documents themselves.) A third difference is that some photos that are present in one version are absent from the other, and vice versa. General editor Spencer is a retired military history professor, formerly affiliated with Virginia Military Institute, and a seasoned author and editor. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented with maps and primary documents, provide a complete history of the First World War.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006
ISBN: 1851098798 (hardback : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: YR940.303 WORLD
Characteristics: 5 v. (l, 2454 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: World War 1
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