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Compton's by Britannica Revised for 2010; Hundreds of Articles Rewritten, Hundreds of New Photos, Images
Date:3/18/2010

The 26-volume Compton’s by Britannica student encyclopedia has been revised for 2010, the publisher, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., said today. The lavishly illustrated set, which is popular among students in grades 6-12, has seen hundreds of its main-text articles revised and boasts hundreds of new photos, images and other additions.

Chicago (PRWEB) March 18, 2010 -- The 26-volume Compton’s by Britannica student encyclopedia has been revised for 2010, the publisher, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., said today.

The lavishly illustrated set, which is popular among students in grades 6-12, has seen hundreds of its main-text articles revised and boasts hundreds of new photos, images and other additions.

Entries on geography and nations are among the subjects most extensively updated. Articles on China, India, Brazil, Peru, France and their major cities have been completely rewritten or revised. Articles on Latin America and The Philippines have also been heavily rewritten.

“As always, our guiding principles were editorial quality, currency and alignment to the school curriculum,” said Anthony Green, the encyclopedia’s editor. “We’ve tried to make Compton’s even more useful in the classroom, in the library and at home.”

Among the new articles replacing older entries under the same titles are “American Indians,” revised under the direction of Beth Pauls, former state archaeologist of Iowa; “radio” and “telecommunication,” both by Dr. Christopher Sterling, professor of media and public affairs, George Washington University; “television,” by Dr. Gary Edgerton, professor, Old Dominion University; “pharmacy” and &ldquo
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