The Practical Use Of Books And Libraries; An Elementary Manual

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byGilbert Oakley Ward

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...30, is the key to the entire work. The best compilation of the kind. The selections have been well made; the biographical and critical sketches are by eminent scholars and writers, and are signed; and portraits and illustrations are useful features. Useful for those who wish to get some knowledge of an author's writings without reading his entire works. 128. History.--Harper's Book Of Facts. An alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of the history of the world covering government, science, art, and literature. Information concise; lists of rulers and chronological tables of events under the names of countries. Few biographical items; persons are mentioned as a rule only in the articles on the places, events, etc., with which they were connected. 129. Haydn's Dictionary Of Dates. A standard work of reference giving concisely historical facts on all subjects. The arrangement is alphabetical. A chronological outline of the history of a subject often accompanies an article. There are no biographical articles; persons are alluded to only in connection with the events in which they took part. To find an allusion to a person, one must use the index which gives the names of the events, etc., with which he was connected; thus for George Washington, one is referred to the articles "United States", "Yorktown", and "Virginia". More comprehensive than Harper's Book of Facts, but sometimes not so strong on United States history. 130. Larned. History For Ready Reference. 7 volumes and "companion volume." Extracts from the writings of the best historians, biographers, and specialists, to illustrate the history of all countries and times. It gives the exact words of the writers quoted. The arrangement is alphabetic by country, event, et...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...30, is the key to the entire work. The best compilation of the kind. The selections have been well made; the biographical and cr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217281141

ISBN - 13:9780217281140

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