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List of famous encyclopedia books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular encyclopedia books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best encyclopedia novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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10 Eventful Years is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
10 Eventful Years 10 Eventful Years is the title of the 1947 Encyclopædia Britannica range of books, spanning ten years. They chart, as the introductory title states, "events of the years preceding, ...more

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Above and Beyond: The Encyclop... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Above and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Aviation and Space Sciences Above and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Aviation and Space Sciences was the first-ever attempt at creating an encyclopedia of all matters related to the history, technology and aims of the ...more

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All Music Guide to Jazz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
All Music Guide to Jazz All Music Guide to Jazz is a non-fiction book that is an encyclopedic referencing of jazz music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide. The first edition, All Music Guide to Jazz: the ...more

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All Music Guide to the Blues: ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues is a non-fiction, encyclopedic referencing of blues music compiled under the direction of All Media Guide.

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Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste The Allgemeine Encyclopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste was a 19th-century German encyclopaedia published by Johann Samuel Ersch and Johann Gottfried Gruber, therefore also known as ...more

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Asimov's Biographical Encyclop... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Isaac Asimov Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology is a history of science by Isaac Asimov, written as the biographies of over 1500 scientists. Organized chronologically, beginning ...more

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Atlas of the Prehistoric World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Atlas of the Prehistoric World Atlas of the Prehistoric World is a book by Douglas Palmer. It was published in 1999 by Random House, Inc..

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Baker's Biographical Dictionar... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians Theodore Baker Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians is a major reference originally compiled in 1900 by Theodore Baker, PhD, and published by G. Schirmer Inc. The publication is now in its ninth

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Banglapedia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Banglapedia Sirajul Islam Banglapedia, or the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh, is the first Bangladeshi encyclopedia. It is available in print, CD-ROM format and online, in both Bengali and English. The print version ...more

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British Encyclopaedia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
British Encyclopaedia The British Encyclopaedia, or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Comprising an accurate and popular view of the present improved state of human knowledge was published in 1809 in six octavo ...more

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Burmese Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Burmese Encyclopedia The Burmese Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia published by the Burma Translation Society under the direction of former Burmese Prime Minister U Nu. The project began in 1947, and the first volume ...more

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Castes and Tribes of Southern ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume encyclopedia of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai published by British ...more

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Chambers's Encyclopaedia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Chambers's Encyclopaedia Chambers's Encyclopaedia was founded in 1859 by W. & R. Chambers of Edinburgh and became one of the most important English language encyclopaedias of the 19th and 20th centuries, developing ...more

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Charlie Brown's Super Book of ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Charlie Brown's Super Book of Questions and Answers Charlie Brown's Super Book of Questions and Answers was a series of encyclopedia-like books featured comic strips and art from the comic strip Peanuts. Five volumes were made from 1976 to 1981.

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Christelijke Encyclopedie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Christelijke Encyclopedie The Christelijke Encyclopedie is a publication by the company J.H. Kok from Kampen. The first edition appeared in five volumes from 1926 till 1929 with a supplement in 1931, under the redaction ...more

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Collier's Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Collier's Encyclopedia Collier's Encyclopedia was a United States-based general encyclopedia published by Crowell, Collier and Macmillan. Self-described in its preface as "a scholarly, systematic, continuously ...more

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Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland is a reference work published by Harper Collins, edited by the husband and wife team, John and Julia Keay.

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Columbia Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Columbia Encyclopedia The Columbia Encyclopedia is a one-volume encyclopedia produced by Columbia University Press and in the last edition, sold by the Gale Group. First published in 1935, and continuing its ...more

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Conspiracy Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Conspiracy Encyclopedia Conspiracy Encyclopedia: The Encyclopedia of Conspiracy Theories is a non-fiction reference book about conspiracy theories, with an introduction by Thom Burnett. It was published in 2005 by ...more

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Croatian Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Croatian Encyclopedia Tomislav Ladan The Croatian Encyclopedia is a Croatian national encyclopedia published by the Miroslav Krleža Lexicographical Institute. The project began in 1999, and it represents a fifth iteration of the ...more

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Degrassi: Generations: The Off... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels

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Dictionary of New Zealand Biog... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography W. H. Oliver, Claudia Orange The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is an encyclopedia or biographical dictionary containing biographies of over 3,000 deceased New Zealanders. It was first published as a series of print ...more

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Dictionary of the Russian Lang... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Dictionary of the Russian Language Sergei Ozhegov Dictionary of the Russian Language is an explanatory dictionary of the Russian language. The first edition under the editorship of Ozhegov contained about 57,000 words; its 21st edition counted ...more

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Dinosaur Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Dinosaur Encyclopedia Dinosaur Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia that was edited by Jayne Parsons.

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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Dinosaurs Thomas R. Holtz Jr. Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-to-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages is a book by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., with illustrations by Luis Rey. It was published in 2007 by Random

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Dobson's Encyclopædia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Dobson's Encyclopædia Dobson's Encyclopædia was the first encyclopedia issued in the newly independent United States of America, published by Thomas Dobson from 1789–1798. "Encyclopædia" was the ...more

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Doosan Encyclopedia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Doosan Encyclopedia Doosan Encyclopedia is a Korean language encyclopedia published by Doosan Donga. The encyclopedia is based on the Dong-A Color Encyclopedia, which comprises 30 volumes and began to be published ...more

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El Nuevo Tesoro de la Juventud is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
El Nuevo Tesoro de la Juventud El Nuevo Tesoro de la Juventud is a general Spanish-language encyclopedia published by Grolier International, Inc.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopaedia Britannica The Encyclopædia Britannica, published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English language encyclopaedia. In 2012, it was announced that the 2010 edition was ...more

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Encyclopaedia Judaica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopaedia Judaica The Encyclopaedia Judaica is a 26-volume English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and of Judaism. It covers diverse areas of the Jewish world and civilization, including Jewish history ...more

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Encyclopaedia of Persian Langu... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopaedia of Persian Language and Literature The Encyclopaedia of Persian Language and Literature is a Persian language encyclopaedia, published in Tehran.

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Encyclopaedia Sinica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopaedia Sinica Samuel Couling The Encyclopaedia Sinica is a 1917 English-language encyclopedia on China and China-related subjects edited by English missionary Samuel Couling. It covers a range of topics and provides insight ...more

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Encyclopedia Nipponica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia Nipponica Encyclopedia Nipponica was published in 1984 from Shogakukan. The first edition of Encyclopedia Nipponica included 25 volumes and was completed in 1989. Encyclopedia Nipponica was intended to ...more

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Encyclopedia of Bioethics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels

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Encyclopedia of Chicago is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Chicago The Encyclopedia of Chicago is a book edited by Janice L. Reiff, Ann Durkin Keating and James R. Grossman.

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Encyclopedia of China is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of China The Encyclopedia of China is the first large-entry modern encyclopedia in the Chinese language. The compilation began in 1978. Published by the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House, the ...more

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Encyclopedia of Conifers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Conifers Encyclopedia of Conifers. A Comprehensive Guide to Conifer Cultivars and Species is an encyclopedia written by Aris G. Auders and Derek P. Spicer, published in 2012. The two-volume, extensively ...more

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Encyclopedia of Cryptography a... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security The Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security is a comprehensive work on Cryptography for both information security professionals and experts in the fields of Computer Science, Applied ...more

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Encyclopedia of Homosexuality is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Wayne Dynes Encyclopedia of Homosexuality is a book written by Wayne Dynes.

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Encyclopedia of Korean Culture is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Korean Culture Encyclopedia of Korean Culture is a Korean language encyclopedia published by the Academy of Korean Studies and DongBang Media Co. In 2001, the digital edition EncyKorea was published on CD-ROM ...more

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Encyclopedia of Performing Art... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Performing Arts The Encyclopedia of Performing Arts was an Italian language specialty encyclopedia of performing arts, published between 1954 and 1965. Its first editor was the Italian theatre critic and ...more

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Encyclopedia of Public Health is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of Public Health The Encyclopedia of Public Health is a reference set of four volumes covering all aspects of public health for the lay reader. It covers infectious diseases and other topics related to public ...more

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Encyclopedia of Religion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels

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Encyclopedia of World Problems... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is published by the Union of International Associations under the direction of Anthony Judge. It is available as a three-volume book, as a ...more

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Encyclopedia Talmudit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopedia Talmudit The Encyclopedia Talmudit is a Hebrew language encyclopedia that aims to summarize the halakhic topics of the Talmud in alphabetical order. It began in 1942 and is still an active project as of ...more

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Encyclopédie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopédie Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers was a general encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1772, with later supplements, ...more

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Encyclopédie berbère is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopédie berbère Encyclopédie berbère is a French-language encyclopaedia dealing with subjects related to the Berber people. It was launched in 1984 under the aegis of UNESCO and is published by ...more

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Encyclopédie Méthodique is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopédie Méthodique The Encyclopédie méthodique par ordre des matières was published between 1782 and 1832 by the French publisher Charles Joseph Panckoucke, his son-in-law Henri Agasse, and ...more

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Encyclopædia Iranica is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopædia Iranica Encyclopædia Iranica is a project whose goal is to create a comprehensive and authoritative English language encyclopedia about the history, culture, and civilization of Iranian peoples ...more

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Encyclopædia Metropolitana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Encyclopedia Books and Novels
Encyclopædia Metropolitana The Encyclopædia Metropolitana was an encyclopedic work published in London, from 1817 to 1845, by part publication. In all it came to quarto, 30 vols., having been issued in 59 parts.