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Broaden your mind with reference books

Broaden your mind with reference books

Reading reference books is an excellent way to learn more about topics you are interested in, and they can help you to gain a better understanding of the world. Whether you would like to know more about animals, the universe or history, there will be a reference book dedicated to it at your favourite book shop, and you can delve into them whenever you feel like taking up some educational reading.

You can get reference books for absolutely everything and they are the ideal gift idea for someone who has everything. For instance, if you know that your friend loves nature programmes, one of David Attenborough’s reference books would go down a treat. The recent Frozen Planet documentary series now has an accompanying book of the same name, and this or any of his other books are well worth a read.

History reference books range from very broad topics, such as Neil Oliver’s fascinating ‘A History Of Ancient Britain’ to the more targeted biography of Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir, which is actually the first of its kind and reveals unknown facts about the mistress of Henry VIII and Francois I of France and the sister of Anne Boleyn, the third Tudor queen of England.

Reference books are also incredibly useful if you are studying, as they can add to your knowledge and give you additional insight into the topics that you are researching. This will certainly give you an advantage over the other people in your class and will give you the upper hand when writing essays and sitting exams.

If you haven’t already got one, you should buy yourself an encyclopaedia as every household needs one. Though you can find the answers to all of your burning questions by looking online, having an encyclopaedia and using it can be a nice alternative. They also hold huge amounts of information and are guaranteed to come in handy at some point. They will make up your library perfectly and are available from all good online book shops.

Of course, you can also get many humorous reference books that will make you chuckle and giggle while you read them. Packed with useless information, these books are ideal for when you fancy some light reading. They also make excellent coffee table books that your guests can leaf through while you are making them a cup of tea or there is nothing on the TV.

So, to buy reference books now, look for book shops online.