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Encyclopedia of the Modern World, 3-Volume Set
  • Format
  • Authored by: William R. Keylor
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 081604872X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4872-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $250.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 909.82
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1472


Covering the beginnings of the 20th century up to the present day with great detail and depth, Encyclopedia of the Modern World contains more than 8,000 entries of comprehensive information unavailable in any other similar work.

This highly detailed three-volume encyclopedia spans the full extent of world history since 1900, including world leaders, diplomacy, conflicts, government, explorers, inventions, music, literature, film, athletes, and more. This edition has been completely updated by a leading scholar in world history and now contains hundreds of new entries concerning recent events and approximately 300 photographs, illustrations, and maps.

New entries include:

  • Madeleine Albright
  • Kofi Annan
  • Osama bin Laden
  • Tony Blair
  • George W. Bush
  • William Jefferson Clinton
  • Clones and cloning
  • Czech Republic
  • East Timor
  • European Union
  • Bill Gates
  • Globalization
  • Human Genome Project
  • Islamism
  • Stephen Jobs
  • Hamid Karzai
  • Microsoft
  • Napster
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Al-Qaeda
  • J.K. Rowling
  • September 11, 2001
  • Tiger Woods
  • and many others.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliography. Cross-references. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

William R. Keylor holds a Ph.D. in European history from Columbia University and is currently the director of the International History Institute at Boston University. He is the author of several books, including The Twentieth Century World: An International History Since 1900, Fifth Edition.

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Library Media Connection

"...solid and provides basic information...recommended..."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a convenient quick-reference source..."

"...students and teachers in middle, junior, and high school classes will find the set helpful and easy to use to answer basic reference questions as well as for short overviews of various topics."

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