Encyclopaedia Britannica donates copies of its new one-volume children’s encyclopedia to the National Library Board of Singapore, the books are to be made available to the Singapore’s public libraries and mobile and van-based services.
The Britannica All New Kids Encyclopedia, edited by world history author Christopher Lloyd, is a richly illustrated 424-page compendium of knowledge to satisfy curious minds, packed full of reliable facts from the experts at Encyclopedia Britannica.
Unlike old encyclopedias that were structured from A–Z, this one has a narrative arc, telling the story of the world from the beginning of time to the present day and even glimpsing into the future.
Britannica, which was known for centuries for its printed encyclopedias, is now a global publisher of curriculum and digital solutions, ceased publication of the multi-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica in 2012.
Today the company is instituting a new, limited program of print publications in part as a way of helping to bridge the “digital divide” and reach students around the world who don’t have reliable online access.