Library Journal’s Best Reference Titles of 2016

Library Journal’s Best Reference Titles of 2016

Compiled by a group of Library Journal’s top reference reviewers and editors and spanning a wide range of subject areas, DK is honored to be included four times in the “Best Reference Titles of 2016” list. Check out which titles made the list!

Health and Medicine

Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History

Boasting the dazzling graphics that the publisher is known for, this informative volume provides a sprawling yet accessible look at the evolution of medical history. Profiling relevant individuals (Galen, Margaret Sanger) and spotlighting such medical breakthroughs as the first vaccination, this title will entice casual and more serious readers alike. Well-chosen photographs and reproductions are a sumptuous feast for the eyes and a valuable visual aid. (LJ 1/17)

The Pregnancy Encyclopedia

Everything you always wanted to know about pregnancy and birth. The Q&A format covers all stages of pregnancy, including prepartum and postpartum periods, shopping for mother and baby, and labor and delivery, along with gorgeous photography and excellent illustrations. Medical yet highly readable, suitable for ages 14 through adult. (LJ 11/15/16)

Sciences

The Bee Book

This book will enthrall middle school researchers, as well as science-minded older readers. From bee evolution through the “waggle dance” and information on Colony Collapse Disorder, the book moves smoothly on to bee-friendly gardens and beekeeping. Project instructions (beeswax candles; honey lemon cough drops) complete the package. Intelligent text interacts with eye-catching photographs, charts, colored pages, illustrations, boxed text, and other visuals to captivate readers. (SLJ 4/16)

The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos

This eye-popping comprehensive guide to the cosmos is supplemented with historical information, sky charts, and beautiful photos from the Hubble telescope. An ideal resource for stargazers young and old.

See the full Library Journal “Best Reference Titles of 2016” list here

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