The Columbia Encyclopedia: Fifth Edition
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
- Published: 1993-10-01
- Edition: Subsequent
The Fifth Edition continues this tradition of excellence, bringing up-to-date coverage of the whole world in all its physical, historical, geographical, political, scientific, religious, and cultural dimensions between two covers. The Fifth Edition offers more information in one volume than most multivolume encyclopedias: 50,000 articles, 65,000 cross-references, and 6.6 million words in 3,000 pages.