• History

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA OR A


Author: George 1753-1840 Gleig,Colin Ca 1745-1793 Macfarquhar,Andrew 1726-1809 Bell
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781363089239
Category: History
Page: 530
View: 3340
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    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopedia britannica


Author: James Louis Garvin,Franklin Henry Hooper,Warren E. Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 4171

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 2638

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature
Author: Day Otis Kellogg,William Robertson Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 3761

    • History

Everything Explained That Is Explainable

On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911
Author: Denis Boyles
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101947772
Category: History
Page: 464
View: 1676
Everything Explained That Is Explainable is the audacious, utterly improbable story of the publication of the Eleventh Edition of the legendary Encyclopædia Britannica. It is the tale of a young American entrepreneur who rescued a dying publication with the help of a floundering newspaper, and in so doing produced a series of books that forever changed the face of publishing. Thanks to the efforts of 1,500 contributors, among them a young staff of university graduates as well as some of the most distinguished names of the day, the Eleventh Edition combined scholarship and readability in a way no previous encyclopedia had (or ever has again). Denis Boyles’s work of cultural history pulls back the curtain on the 44-million-word testament to the age of reason that has profoundly shaped the way we see the world.

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 7541

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Supplement to the 4th, 5th, and 6th Editions ... With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Sciences ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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    • Reference

The Treasury of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

more than two centuries of facts, curiosities, and discoveries from the most distinguished reference work of all time
Author: Clifton Fadiman,Bruce L. Felknor,Robert McHenry
Publisher: Viking Pr
ISBN: 9780670835683
Category: Reference
Page: 704
View: 8324
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.


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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 4913


    • Reference

1768 Encyclopaedia Britannica

Replica Set
Author: Encyclopedia Britannica
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica Incorporated
ISBN: 9780852290668
Category: Reference
Page: 2659
View: 9862
The handsome three-volume reproduction is so beautifully executed that it's almost indistinguishable from the 1768 original, right down to the natural age spots and watermarks on the pages. It serves as a time capsule of the world's knowledge and a must-have for collectors of history or vintage books, the set lends an unmistakable air of prestige to any home or office. Over Two hundred and thirty years ago in 1768, a 'Society of Gentlemen' undertook the publication of the world's first Encyclop?dia Britannica, establishing a tradition of comprehensiveness and authority in general knowledge that has remained unsurpassed ever since. It took three years to compile and had far reaching effects. It took us just as long to create the 3-volume Replica first Edition Encyclop?dia Britannica. And the result is a fascinating insight into the life and thoughts of Britain at the dawn of the age of invention. With the aid of modern technology we have skillfully retained the antique look of hand-set type, the rust marks of age, the watermark of the paper and the richly decorated binding of the original set. Beautifully illustrated with engravings by Andrew Bell, one of the founders of Encyclop?dia Britannica, these three volumes, virtually indistinguishable from the First Edition original, are a book collector's dream. As an engrossing conversation piece, this set lends an air of prestige and beauty to any home or office library. If you love history or vintage books, you'll find it difficult to put down the fascinating volumes of the Britannica First Edition Replica Set.

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
Author: Hugh Chrisholm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 5983

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Know-It-All

One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
Author: A. J. Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272609
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 3626
33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced. With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs's life -- from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire. Jacobs's project tests the outer limits of his stamina and forces him to explore the real meaning of intelligence as he endeavors to join Mensa, win a spot on Jeopardy!, and absorb 33,000 pages of learning. On his journey he stumbles upon some of the strangest, funniest, and most profound facts about every topic under the sun, all while battling fatigue, ridicule, and the paralyzing fear that attends his first real-life responsibility -- the impending birth of his first child. The Know-It-All is an ingenious, mightily entertaining memoir of one man's intellect, neuroses, and obsessions and a soul-searching, ultimately touching struggle between the all-consuming quest for factual knowledge and the undeniable gift of hard-won wisdom.

    • History

The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information;


Author: Hugh Chisholm
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781377283227
Category: History
Page: 982
View: 7758
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The Lies and Fallacies of the Encyclopedia Britannica

How Powerful and Shameless Clerical Forces Castrated a Famous Work of Reference
Author: Joseph McCabe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722737061
Category:
Page: 48
View: 9648
The Lies and Fallacies of the Encyclopedia Britannica: How Powerful and Shameless Clerical Forces Castrated a Famous Work of Reference By Joseph McCabe A book which describes the false information presented by the Encyclopedia Britannica. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

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Enkyklios Paideia

The Fifteenth Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica : a Review
Author: Robert O. McClintock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Page: 38
View: 8124

    • History

CYCLOPAEDIA OR AN UNIVERSAL DI


Author: Ephraim Approximately 1680-17 Chambers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781363080212
Category: History
Page: 1040
View: 5234