1.6 First Edition of the GAE
including editing and revision of 17,554 entries, out of the source
encyclopedia’s total of 23,625 entries in World Book Encyclopedia.
Deletion of 6,071
entries (including 895 articles, 2,182 biographies of foreign figures and
2,994 key cross-references The criteria applied for deletion have been lack
of value of an entry, as far as human knowledge is concerned, lack of
verification of an entry, or incongruity with the purposes of adaptation.
Addition of 3,309
entries (including 584 articles, 1,603 biographies on leading Arab and
Islamic biographies, as well as on 45 leading foreign figures overlooked in
the source encyclopedia, and 1,077 key cross-references.
Addition of over
3000 pictures, photos, and illustrations, most of which are relevant to Arab
and Islamic interests.