Encyclopaedia britannica 11th edition

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, "Andros, Sir Edmund" to "Anise" by Various - Free Ebook

The 11th is exceptionally well written, the first encyclopedia where readability was courted in addition to scholarship. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Thus, for the 14th edition there were more than 50 associate editors in London and New York who rdition on their own subjects, while the coordinating work was performed by staffs in both offices.

Padraig Walsh, Anglo-American general encyclopedias: The development of the modern encyclopaedia 17th—18th centuries. Some articles were written by the best-known scholars of the time, such as Edmund GosseJ. Amos Urban Shirk brutannica, known for having read the eleventh and fourteenth editions in their entirety, said he found the fourteenth edition to be a "big improvement" over the eleventh, stating that "most of the material had brritannica completely rewritten".

Retrieved from " https: Its pages contain all the knowledge of a world on the brink of deep and everlasting change. When viewed in that light, the worn leather volumes of the 11th acquire an almost mythic quality.

In Cox resigned as publisher, and Elkan Harrison Powell, vice president of Sears —but with no publishing experience—was chosen to replace him, becoming president of the company. Some of its articles were written by the best-known scholars of the time.

A committee drawn from members of the faculty of the University of Tokyo also advised the editors, and there were editorial consultants from many other universities throughout the world, as well as nonacademic advisers. If you'd like to help expand it, see the help britannica and the style guideor leave a comment on this work's talk page.

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The electromagnetic wave and field concept. It must be the last encyclopaedia in the tradition of Diderot which assumes that information can be made memorable only when it is slightly coloured by prejudice.

You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. A selection of notable contributors to the 11th edition is provided in the table.

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Space was found for many new articles on scientific and other subjects by cutting down the more ample style and learned detail of the 11th edition, from which a great deal of material was carried over in shortened form. The siren call of its 28 leather-bound volumes works a subtle magic on antiquarians, historians, booksellers, and scholars around the world.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Thank You for Your Contribution! Goren Bridge in part J. Ode — Payment of Members Volume Facts matter and Britannica Insights makes it easier to find them. Mun — Oddfellows Volume John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, "Andros, Sir Edmund" to "Anise" by Various

It was the first to be published complete, instead of the previous method of volumes being released as they were ready. Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian. The Edwardian world was finely ordered in the way an encyclopedia needs the world to be finely ordered: Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Mitchellpresident of the company —67also went on to serve as editorial director until During the s a major revision of the encyclopaedia was completed to bring it up to date in content and organization brritannica a comprehensive and systematic program.

I spoke with Jacobs about the lasting appeal of the 11th.

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