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The Cambridge biographical encyclopedia

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and accompanying photographs present a collection of 16,000 biographies which describes the life, work, and achievements of each person.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Encyclopedias
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cambridge biographical encyclopedia.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)603848731
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0521434211 9780521434218
OCLC Number: 29876906
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: xi, 1304 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
How to use the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia --
Abbreviations --
A-Z Biographical Dictionary --
Contemporaries --
Connections --
Ready Reference --
Picture Acknowledgements.
Other Titles: Biographical encyclopedia
Responsibility: [edited by] David Crystal.
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An innovation in biographical reference. It is the only book of its kind to combine the ease-of-use of a dictionary with the thematic overview of an encyclopedia. The result is unrivalled coverage of  Read more...

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"... a very versatile reference tool ... literate and erudite ..." George Grant, World Ashevill, NC

 
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