Collaboration with World Book Incorporation
of a number of English language world encyclopedias, World Book Encyclopedia
was chosen to be translated with adaptations. It was decided that natural
sciences and technology materials of the World Book Encyclopedia would form
the counter base with adaptation in the GAE in Arabic.
agreement was concluded with World Book, Inc. Chicago U.S.A . the publishers
of the World Book Encyclopedia. In comparison with other encyclopedias
written in English, World Book Encyclopedia stands out with the following
Meets a great deal
of research, study and professional needs of general, non-specialist
Covers most basic
scientific subjects in a balanced and comprehensive format to meet
everyday reference needs of persons of all age groups and in all walks of
Attempts to focus
on the international dimension, rather than the exclusive emphasis on
western culture, in presenting the information.
presents information in an authentic and credible way.
abundance of scientific and educational illustration aids that bring to life
the information presented.
In 1992, a
licensing agreement was concluded with World Book Inc in Chicago, U.S.A. The
agreement allowed EW to utilize texts and illustrations of World Book
Encyclopedia to be translated into Arabic and adapted for the Global Arabic