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TranslatorRuth Sharman, Paul G. Bahn, et al.
IllustratorDominique Thibault, Jean-Olivier Héron [fr], for pré-génériqueLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found. only (first 2 volumes), et al.
Cover artistDavid Roberts, Roland Cat, et al.
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench
GenreEncyclopaedia, humanities
PublisherFR: Éditions Gallimard
UK: Thames & Hudson
US: Harry N. Abrams
Published1986–present
Published in EnglishUK & US: 1992–2008[1][2]
Media typePrint (Paperback, hardcover) & Digital edition for iPad
No. of books700⁺ (including spin-offs)
107 (UK edition)
111 (US edition)

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Overview

The birth of this collection was based on an idea by Pierre Marchand, then directed by Élisabeth de Farcy.[5] There are 588 volumes plus more than 150 books of spin-offs in this collection, each book focuses on a particular topic, such as history and archaeology, culture and society, art and aesthetics, science and technology, a biography of a famous person, or memories of places, etc.[6] The whole collection covers almost everything of human knowledge. The A6 paper size (125 × 178 mm) is used for these pocket books and printed on thick and glossy coated paper, with a lot of full colour illustrations extracted from heritage resources to decorate the informational texts. Each book has a “Documents” section, more detailed documentary information and historical records are provided here, as well as the sources of all illustrations for those who want to learn further.

The Découvertes collection has been translated into more than 20 languages and sold over 20 million copies worldwide as of 1999.[7] The English edition of Découvertes Gallimard is published by Harry N. Abrams in United States under the title Abrams Discoveries series,[8][9] and in United Kingdom it is published by Thames & Hudson called New Horizons series.[10]

List of English-translated volumes

Gallery

Book spines
Opening
Page layout

References

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