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Encyclopaedia Asiatica

Comprising Indian Sub-Continent, Eastern and Southern Asia


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ISBN : 8170203252


Author : Balfour, E. G.


Pages : 3600 pp


Year of Publishing : 1982


Binding : Hardbound


Publisher : Cosmo Publications

This vast and magnificent Encyclopaedia by Edward Balfour offers a panoramic view of India, the subcontinent, and Asia, the continent: the land, its people and their culture, its industry and commerce, its sciences and arts, its rocks and minerals, its plants, vegetables and trees, its birds, insects and animals, through to the 19th century. The Encyclopaedia covers a very wide area ranging from Russian Caucasus and Central Asia to Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Korea, Japan, South Eastern Australia, New Zealand and of course India, Bhutan and Nepal. It is indeed an extraordinary work. In it are listed 35000 articles, all power-packed with knowledge. A fantastically large number of facts and figures are integrated and systematically filed within it. For quick and easy reference more than 16000 index headings are listed. Spanning almost the entire continent, this work covers an area of over 30 million square kilometers, populated by over 2000 million people. The Encyclopaedia is alphabetically arranged which is helpful to the reader in locating the information he is seeking for. This is an Encyclopaedia for everyone. Historians, manufacturers, technologists, researchers in the field of sciences and social sciences will find in it pin-pointedly the information which will greatly help them in their research projects and higher pursuits of knowledge. For non-specialist too it offers a glance the overall view of life as it was and continue to remain and grow in this part of the world. The whole work runs through more than four thousand pages, printed in double column and is designed as a great source of time and energy saver in putting finger on a particular piece of information. The information which was scattered in fragments in countless books and otherwise unapproachable sources has been compressedly jotted down here in an extremely helpful order. The Encyclopaedia Asiatica is an authentic catalogue of names, titles, dates articles, and discoveries. It presents an accurate and sophisticated narration of the developments in all fields of social and scientific developments. All the libraries, research institutions and the scholars will find this work as an indispensable reference tool on their shelves.

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