The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana

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Although the online version is available, with all the wonderful features that the technology affords, the experience of leafing through the pages of an encyclopedia holds nostalgia for many (in particular those who vowed as children to read the whole thing and made it only part way through the "A's"). EA supports that feeling with typography and graphics that have a vintage look just dowdy enough to be hip. This venerable reference was first published in 1829 and has been revised annually for 67 years; it is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d. ed and in Guide to Reference Books . The new edition, of course, includes many revisions as well as new articles on subjects not previously covered, for a total of 45,000 entries. Aimed at general readers and students in about eighth grade and above, articles are arranged alphabetically, contain cross-references and bibliographies, and range from a paragraph to almost book length (for example, the material on the United States and on the two world wars). Special features include articles on each century that survey political, social, and cultural events from an international perspective; glossaries defining technical or difficult terms; bibliographies at the ends of articles; separate articles on important works of literature, philosophy, and economics, as well as the books of the Bible and significant historical documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( more

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  • 6-8
  • Hardback
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • English
  • International
  • 071720135X
  • 9780717201358

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