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Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions

Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions (Hardback)

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This encyclopedia contains individual histories of each of the nearly 100 World's Fairs and expositions held in more than 20 countries since 1851. This revised and updated second edition of the book originally published as "A Historical Dictionary of World's Fairs and Expositions" in 1990 includes new entries, including essays on the World's Fairs that will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, in 2008 and in Shanghai, China, in 2010. Many of the original essays have been revised and expanded. The topics covered include goods, tourism, architecture, art and culture, and "exhibition fatigue."Each fair history includes its own annotated bibliography which provides, when possible, the location of relevant primary sources and comments on the quality of secondary sources. Several appendices provide information on the Bureau of International Expositions, as well as fair statistics, fair officials, fairs that did not qualify for inclusion, and fairs that were planned but never held. The book includes a foreword by Vicente G. Loscertales, the secretary general of the Bureau of International Expositions.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksGeneral encyclopaedias Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 15/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9780786434169  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 30/09/2008.  

John E. Findling is professor emeritus of history at Indiana University Southeast. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Kimberly D. Pelle is director of the Non-Traditional Student Center at Indiana University Southeast. She lives in New Albany, Indiana.

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