are in fact historical documents of the era in which they were compiled.
was last printed in 1998, Encyclopedia
Americana in 2006.
Moreover some 700 articles were specially compiled for the encyclopedia
he added, and said," Our main priority was considering national culture.
The three disputed paragraphs make up one page of the total of 1,800 pages in this encyclopedia
," Stardelov said.
has benefitted from an army of top-notch workers, helmed as it is by Professor Middleton and four associate editors (Michael Church, Mario Coniglio, Lawrence Hardie, and Frederick Longstaffe) and anchored by an impressive roster of authors, the names of many of whom will bring nods of agreement at the propriety of their having been chosen to contribute.
There are many other specialized encyclopedias
on the Web.
While an encyclopedia
is a tertiary source (and therefore often overlooked by scholars), it is important to give it due respect as an excellent starting point for novices in the search for information.
Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt ("Medieval Arabic Encyclopedias
of Science and Philosophy," pp.
It traces the history of the word from the Greeks and Romans through Diderot and the founders of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and also tells the history of compilations of knowledge from Plutarch to Isidore of Seville to Antonio Zara, bishop of Petina in Istria (though these works were not called encyclopedias
, a word that was not used in a book title until the sixteenth century).
While the encyclopedia
section isn't as comprehensive or as well designed as Encarta's, the Journal section, with its easy access to articles on current events, makes this product well worth considering in both public and school libraries.
Dance Magazine has devoted an unprecedented three reviews, by Glenn Giffin, Octavio Roca, and Clive Barnes, to The International Encyclopedia
of Dance (IED) [January, page 73, February, page 66, March, page 94].
So, we asked Colin Larkin, author of ``The Encyclopedia
of Popular Music, Third Edition'' ($750; distributed by Grove Dictionaries for Muze Inc.
The aim of an encyclopedia
is to gather together the knowledge scattered over the face of the earth, to set forth its general plan to the men with whom we live and to transmit it to the men who will come after us, in order that the labors of past centuries may not have been in vain .
Some educated themselves in public libraries by reading encyclopedias
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