'Cyclopedia' is a compendium of information packaged in a reference book. The material covers the post 9-11 world, especially new developments in world and national politics and culture. Divided into twenty-one sections, 'Cyclopedia' includes more than 200.000 facts on such topics as world history, science, arts, and the environment. Over one thousand illustrations, including charts, diagrams, drawings, and maps, help the reader visualize information and understand the impact of statistics, geography, and other aspects of our modern world. The book is organized thematically into six parts, so locating basic information is simple.