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Compton"s encyclopedia and fact-index.

Compton"s encyclopedia and fact-index.

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Published by F. E. Compton Co. in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsF.E. Compton Company.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsAG5 .C73 1969
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 v.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5678934M
    LC Control Number69010041

    The three collaborators had thus incorporated the comprehensive treatment of important subjects accorded by the earliest form of encyclopaedias and had supplemented this with the attraction of the brief informative notices of Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index. book topics that had been the chief feature of the encyclopaedic dictionary. Brockhaus, throughout its existence, has faithfully followed a system in which the whole of knowledge has been categorized into very specific topics. Like Pliny and the Roman statesman Cato, Cassiodorus had been an administrator, and, while his predecessors had been engaged in interpreting and epitomizing the knowledge of the ancient world for the benefit of their own people, Cassiodorus realized the necessity for providing a new interpretation of this knowledge for the Goths, the new masters of Italy. It is, for example, no accident that so much attention should be paid to the subject of chemistry at a time when L. Even the French encyclopaedist Pierre Larousse was not impartial. Page 46".

    It expanded to 26 volumes in There were 35, cross-references and an index withentries, including 30, dictionary style fact entries. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. In a separate volume set in a special large type was published for the use of the partially blind. Designed to inspire ambition and stimulate the imagination, Compton's is perfect for any family's home library.

    Provides Quick and Easy Access to Information Users can find the information they need Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index. book with the help of Here and There, a convenient guide in the front of each volume that organizes content by subject, article, and page; the Fact Index, a mini-encyclopedia with more than 29, short articles; and the standard Index. The edition contains thousands of updates and hundreds of new photographs and maps, which set it apart from previous annual editions that saw few revisions. The stimulus was probably provided by the increasing number of encyclopaedias that included the arts and sciences to such a point that some of them included little else. In a volume devoted to reading courses and study units was added. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.


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No century has seen more public discussion of Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index. book nature of the encyclopaedia than the 18th; at the same time, there was much uncertainty concerning its ideal contents.

In some dictionaries, such as those of the Estiennes, a French family of book dealers and printers, this description might in some cases be of considerable length. Most are around 50 words in length and refer to entries in the encyclopedia proper; longer entries are available for such as Alanis Morissette, that didn't receive an encyclopedia entry.

These encyclopaedias have an additional value as sources of maps and illustrations that would be difficult to find elsewhere. Moreover, the inclusion of such topics as astrology and magic was surprisingly prevalent and only began to disappear after the publication of Liber floridus c.

Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia and Fact Index, 15 Vols. A

Three stages of development The three periods of the history of encyclopaedias— 1 to2 —, and 3 onward—are very unequal. In —35 the Encyclopaedia of Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index. book Social Sciences was published; an immediate success, it is often referred to as Seligman after the name of its chief editor.

At the same time, the wider circulation of encyclopaedias through the unrestricted sales of printed copies brought about a situation in which the compilers could no longer envisage their reading public and accordingly adjusted their approach to their largely unknown audience.

Religion and politics were the main motives for writing encyclopaedias with a special purpose. Major articles such as computer and genetics had glossaries for technical terms. There are, however, several encyclopaedias that have been planned deliberately for a special purpose.

This objective approach adopted by the Romans in their encyclopaedias was not achieved again until the Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index. book century. Each volume begins with a topical index; examples of topics include the arts, physical science, living things, and the curiously named "potpourri," a sophisticated and somewhat meaningless word addressing the younger ages in the target audience of ten to 17 years.

It is, for example, no accident that so much attention should be paid to the subject of Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index. book at Comptons encyclopedia and fact-index.

book time when L. In due course, the system of continuous revision was introduced, close cooperation with educational and library advisers was fostered, and contributions from well-known authors were encouraged. This is exactly what the encyclopaedias of the earliest period offered; and in both the old and the contemporary encyclopaedia the reader is left free to form an opinion after reading what the experts have to say.

This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy TikkanenCorrections Manager. The outstanding circumstances that governed the policy and production of encyclopaedias for the first 15 centuries were that comparatively few people were able to read and, stemming partly from this and partly from the cost of materials and workmanship, that copies of any lengthy work were very expensive.

I would like to know the value of complete set 26 in excellent condition. It expanded to 26 volumes in It was not until the s that three of the most useful handbooks that were in daily use late into the 20th century began to appear. Incidentally, the "Fact-Index" definitions themselves were not indexed.

However, in the early s the publishers began a through revision under Michael Reed and the contents were brought more up to date. It was titled "Pictured" because no other encyclopedia at the time had as large or as diverse a collection of illustrations.

Brockhaus, throughout its existence, has faithfully followed a system in which the whole of knowledge has been categorized into very specific topics. Annual supplements were provided from onward. This included a more egalitarian approach to women's roles in society and revisions of articles such as abortionadoptionArgentina and the Falkland Islands.

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