The Encyclopedia of New York City
"The Encyclopedia of New York City" is a comprehensive reference book on
New York City. Historian and Columbia Universityprofessor Kenneth T. Jacksonedited this work that combines informative and interesting information about New York Cityinto one volume, published in 1995by the New York Historical Societyand Yale University Press.
The "Encyclopedia" covers topics which include the arts, architecture, demographics, education, environment, government and politics, media, popular culture, science, and transportation. It contains over 4,300 entries, including 680 illustrations, photographs, maps, charts and tables that combine statistics and public records that are often difficult to access. All entries are written by experts in their respective fields and provide bibliographic references to more in-depth sources.
A starting place to begin research on any city-related subject, the Encyclopedia also provides an entertaining read to anyone with even the slightest interest in New York City. The book captures the depth and breadth of the city's history and exhibits the cosmopolitan splendor of the diverse and vibrant city.
The updated "Encyclopedia of New York City, 2nd edition" is currently in progress and is scheduled for publication in 2008. To find out more about the Encyclopedia and to see what the new edition will include, visit [http://www.nyhistory.org/enyc2 their website] .
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