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As its title indicates, the PROPAEDIA, or Outline of Knowl- edge, is intended to serve as a topical guide to the contents of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, enabling . The one-volume Propædia is the first of three parts of the 15th edition of Encyclopædia .. Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. [1] Propaedia: outline of knowledge, guide to the Britannica. urn:acs6: newencyclopaedichic:pdf:a2c1afd9-bed


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completely reconstructed. The 30 volumes of. Britannica 3 are divided into three parts: the Micropaedia, the Macropaedia, and the. Propaedia, each of which can . Propædia: Encyclopædia Britannica: Fifteenth edition: Macropædia: Knowledge in Depth, and Propædia: Outline of Knowledge. The articles in the. Propaedia. garfstontanguicon.ga · Index to Propaedia · Matter and Energy · The Earth · Life on Earth · Human Life.

Daily topical features sent directly to users' mobile phones are also planned. On 3 June , an initiative to facilitate collaboration between online expert and amateur scholarly contributors for Britannica's online content in the spirit of a wiki , with editorial oversight from Britannica staff, was announced. More recently, A.

Only two people are known to have read two independent editions: the author C. Forester [76] and Amos Urban Shirk , an American businessman, who read the 11th and 14th editions, devoting roughly three hours per night for four and a half years to read the 11th.

Given its roughly constant size, the encyclopaedia has needed to reduce or eliminate some topics to accommodate others, resulting in controversial decisions. The initial 15th edition — was faulted for having reduced or eliminated coverage of children's literature, military decorations , and the French poet Joachim du Bellay ; editorial mistakes were also alleged, such as inconsistent sorting of Japanese biographies.

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A notorious instance from the Britannica's early years is the rejection of classical element of fire. It is expensive to produce a completely new edition of the Britannica,[88] and its editors delay for as long as fiscally sensible usually about 25 years. When American physicist Harvey Einbinder detailed its failings in his book, The Myth of the Britannica,[89] the encyclopaedia was provoked to produce the 15th edition, which required 10 years of work.

Men who are acquainted with the innumerable difficulties of attending the execution of a work of such an extensive nature will make proper allowances. To these we appeal, and shall rest satisfied with the judgment they pronounce. Since the early s, the company has promoted spin-off reference works. The 5th and 6th editions were reprints of the 4th, the 10th edition was only a supplement to the 9th, just as the 12th and 13th editions were supplements to the 11th.

The 15th underwent massive re-organisation in , but the updated, current version is still known as the 15th.

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The 14th and 15th editions were edited every year throughout their runs, so that later printings of each were entirely different from early ones. Throughout history, the Britannica has had two aims: to be an excellent reference book and to provide educational material.

The Britannica was primarily a Scottish enterprise; it is one of the most enduring legacies of the Scottish Enlightenment. Although some contributors were again recruited through friendships of the chief editors, notably Macvey Napier , others were attracted by the Britannica's reputation.

The contributors often came from other countries and included the world's most respected authorities in their fields.

A general index of all articles was included for the first time in the 7th edition, a practice maintained until The first English-born editor-in-chief was Thomas Spencer Baynes , who oversaw the production of the 9th edition; dubbed the "Scholar's Edition", the 9th is the most scholarly Britannica.

The American owners gradually simplified articles, making them less scholarly for a mass market.

Given its roughly constant size, the encyclopaedia has needed to reduce or eliminate some topics to accommodate others, resulting in controversial decisions. The initial 15th edition — was faulted for having reduced or eliminated coverage of children's literature , military decorations , and the French poet Joachim du Bellay ; editorial mistakes were also alleged, such as inconsistent sorting of Japanese biographies.

A notorious instance from the Britannica's early years is the rejection of Newtonian gravity by George Gleig , the chief editor of the 3rd edition — , who wrote that gravity was caused by the classical element of fire.

Many of Wright's criticisms were addressed in later editions.

However, his book was denounced as a polemic by some contemporary reviewers; for example, the New York Times wrote that a "spiteful and shallow temper…pervades the book", while The New Republic opined, "it is unfortunate for Mr Wright's remorseless purpose that he has proceeded in an unscientific spirit and given so little objective justification of his criticism. An Irish newspaper, the Evening Herald , said in February that Britannica offers a "farcically inaccurate version" of the country's history.

An opposition senator said: "This screwy version of events is a gross insult to our people and our history.

That it is being used to educate our children is even more ridiculous. Speaking of the 3rd edition — , its chief editor George Gleig wrote that "perfection seems to be incompatible with the nature of works constructed on such a plan, and embracing such a variety of subjects. Men who are acquainted with the innumerable difficulties of attending the execution of a work of such an extensive nature will make proper allowances.

To these we appeal, and shall rest satisfied with the judgment they pronounce.However, his book was denounced as a polemic by some contemporary reviewers; for example, the New York Times wrote that a "spiteful and shallow temper…pervades the book", while The New Republic opined, "it is unfortunate for Mr Wright's remorseless purpose that he has proceeded in an unscientific spirit and given so little objective justification of his criticism.

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A general index of all articles was included for the first time in the 7th edition, a practice maintained until Only two people are known to have read two independent editions: the author C.

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