Demy folio, [28.25cm/11inches] full gilt-embossed Navy blue faux-leather with red, white and blue spine labelsThe 15th and latest edition has a three-part structure: a 10-volume Micropædia of short articles (generally fewer than 750 words), a 19-volume Macropædia of long articles (two to 310 pages) and a single Propædia volume to give a hierarchical outline of knowledge. The Micropædia is meant for quick fact-checking and as a guide to the Macropædia; readers are advised to study the Propædia outline to understand a subject's context and to find more detailed articles. The size of the Britannica has remained roughly constant over 70 years, with about 40 million words on half a million topics. Although publication has been based in Chicago since 1901, the Britannica has largely maintained British spelling. Interviewed in February 2009, the managing director of Britannica UK said: "Wikipedia is a fun site to use and has a lot of interesting entries on there, but their approach wouldn't work for Encyclopædia Britannica. My job is to create more awareness of our very different approaches to publishing in the public mind. They're a chisel, we're a drill, and you need to have the correct tool for the job."Please feel free to inquire as to particulars and/or additional snapshots. In exceptionally good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The New Encyclopedia Britannica 15th Edition...
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1976
Edition: First Impression
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