The Complete Star Wars® Encyclopedia by Stephen J. SansweetThe Complete Star Wars® Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Sansweet

The Complete Star Wars® Encyclopedia

byStephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas

Hardcover | December 9, 2008

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THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE GUIDE TO A SPACE FANTASY PHENOMENON


The Star Wars universe, much like our own, is constantly expanding. In the ten years since the publication of the Star Wars Encyclopedia, a lot has happened in that galaxy far, far away: four new feature films, a host of official original novels, comics, video games, and more. Now, thirty years of information on all things Star Wars–ranging from science and technology to history and geography, culture and biography to ecology and cosmology–has been supplemented with an entire decade’s worth of all-new material. Abundantly illustrated with full-color artwork and photos, and now in a new three-volume edition to accommodate its wealth of detailed entries, the Star Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the full measure of George Lucas’s creation.

Here’s just a sampling of what’s inside:
• character portraits of both the renowned (Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader) and the obscure (Tnun Bdu, Tycho Celchu, Bib Fortuna)
• the natives and customs of planets as diverse as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk
• the rituals, secrets, and traditions of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords
• a timeline of major events in Star Wars history, from the Clone Wars and the inception of the Empire to the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the monstrous Yuuzhan Vong

Scrupulously researched and written by leading authorities Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, and Daniel Wallace, this landmark work is the must-have centerpiece of every Star Wars library.
Daniel Wallace was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Emory University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, studying English and philosophy. He is best known as the author of the 1998 novel, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions. This novel became the basis for Tim Burton's film, Big Fish. Wallace currently is a profe...
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Title:The Complete Star Wars® EncyclopediaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1224 pages, 11.56 × 8.93 × 3.35 inPublished:December 9, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345477634

ISBN - 13:9780345477637

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Hardcover Collection Very nicely packaged, comprehensive three volume set.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must own for all Star Wars fans While the recent movies have moved beyond what is in this beautiful set of three hardcover tomes, these are still essential reading for fans of the film franchise that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Everything you think you know!
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the Star Wars fan! With the weight of a cinder block this has to be the heaviest Star Wars book set I've ever picked up. Full of everything you wanted to know about Star Wars. Be warned that a lot of it has been retconned from Star Wars lore since Disney's purchase of the franchise
Date published: 2016-12-26
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Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LISTED WRONG - THIS IS ACTUALLY THE HARD COVER EDITION Turns out that the trade paperback edition does not really exist. Chapters.Indigo is listing this wrong. This is actually the hard cover edition. I took a chance and ordered it and I was right. Just compare the ISBN numbers on this site and another site where you can buy the hard cover and you'll find that they match. Awesome set of books at a good price.
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