Daily Archives: June 15, 2005
Link.When I was and but a little tiny boy (with a hey ho, the wind and the rain), I yearned to have in our family an Encyclopedia Britannica, for then, I reasoned, I would know all things… But ours was not a Britannica family, but reading a Salt Mine cast-off — Harvey Einbinder, The Myth of the Britannica (London, McGibbon & Kee, 1964) — makes me realise I was not all that deprived. This is a classic in myth-busting.
I discovered while searching for Britannica quite a wonderful Canadian site called Grubstreet Books and Morris Wolfe, “Encyclopedia Britannica, the final edition”, “written for the Globe and Mail in 1974, … a review of the Fifteenth Edition of Encyclopedia Britannica which had just appeared.”
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