A version of one of the world’s most trusted encyclopedias with accompanying images and maps, fast article search and look-up functions, minimal memory space, and much more – directly on your device!
Prepared by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia 2010 delivers over 25 000 thoroughly researched and fact-checked entries covering art, history, geography, politics, technology, science, sports, pop culture, and other subjects. Whether you are wondering where Wall Street got its name or when the excavation of Pompeii began, you will find that Britannica Concise is the perfect information resource for home, school, and the office. Watch topics come to life with thousands of colorful images and maps.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica has had more than 110 Nobel laureates as contributors and we continue to attract the top people in the world to write for us. Over the years, these contributors have included Einstein, Freud, Marie Curie, Bertrand Russell and George Bernard Shaw. In recent years, articles have been written by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Current Secretary of Energy and Nobel laureate Steven Chu is a contributor of ours, as are 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams and Christina Romer, head of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors.
- Over 25 000 unique articles.
- 800 colorful images and maps.
- No Internet connection required: simply download the app once and use it on your iPhone/iPod touch with no additional expense.
- Receive random articles by shaking your device.
- View hyperlinks between articles.
- Learn what happened on any calendar day in history with the ‘On This Day’ feature.
- Suggested Searches appear at startup screen.
- Search History for the last 100 articles.
- Instant access to all your Favorite articles.
- Browser–like user interface.
- Share articles with your friends via email.
- List of similar words in case of misspelling.
- Wildcard Search if you are unsure of the exact word spelling. Use “?” and “*” symbols to replace the missing letters.
About Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in educational publishing. The company’s encyclopedias and other products can be found in many media, from the Internet to wireless devices to books. A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company still publishes the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, along with educational online services such as Britannica SmartMath and Britannica Online School Edition and new printed products such as Britannica Illustrated Science Library. The company makes its headquarters in Chicago.