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Riassunto: A compendium of articles from the archives of The Encyclopaedia Britannica traces the growth of knowledge in different fields and features writings by brilliant contributors on their subjects of expertise. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. BOMC.
From Library Journal:
The Encyclopaedia Britannica has grown and evolved through 15 editions in its 224-year history, each one reflecting the state of knowledge, social mores, and literary style of its age. This pleasurable book is a heavily edited compilation of the more interesting and memorable articles from the distinguished life of the Britannica , in which are recorded both the musings of great minds and the propounding of total misconceptions as verified fact. Occasionally, by way of contrast, articles on the same subject but from different editions are printed together to illustrate the advancement of knowledge or a shift in treatment. Part 1 contains extracts from articles on various topics arranged under broad subject categories, such as Living Things and Technology. Here are found the surprising (bulimia discussed in the 1780s), the amusing (golf is "a certain game among the Scots"), and the simply incorrect (smoking dries the brain into "a little black lump"). Part 2 reprints articles, either whole or in excerpts, by some of the most renowned contributors from Britannica 's past: e.g., Shaw on socialism, Trotsky on Lenin, Freud on psychoanalysis. The editing is somewhat choppy, since this work relies upon materials compiled by two previous editors of the encyclopaedia who also envisioned such a book. This compilation achieves its aim, being both inspiring and amusing while simultaneously humbling the reader with the disconcerting realization that our accumulated knowledge of today may prove to be the entertainment of tomorrow. For public, school, and academic libraries.
- James Moffet, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Mich.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: TheTreasury of the Encyclopedia Britannica
Casa editrice: Viking / Penguin
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Viking / Penguin, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. First. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP2516447
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Descrizione libro Viking / Penguin. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2693052956
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