The Canadian Encyclopedia is the most authoritative resource on Canada. It is available online. Continuously updated, it contains some 40,000 articles, 6000 photographs as well as interactive activities suc as maps, games, quizzes, videos and related Internet sites.
Canada had been without an encyclopedia since the 1957Encyclopedia Canadiana. In response to this Mel Hurtig, a staunch Canadian nationalist, launched a project to create a wholly new Canadian Encyclopedia and recruited over 3,000 authors to write for it. The first edition of The Canadian Encyclopedia was published in three volumes in 1985, and a revised and expanded edition was released in 1988. The company later published the Junior Canadian Encyclopedia. 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mel Hurtig (born June 24, 1932) is a Canadian publisher, author and politician. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
In 1995, the first CD-ROM edition was published. Currently the Historica Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation, publishes the encyclopedia for free online. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ...
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It reads "New CanadianEncyclopedia Publishing." It is the only outward indication that this rather commonplace North Garneau house, no longer a residence, is at the centre of the largest publishing project ever undertaken in Canada, an enterprise described by James Adams writing in the daily Edmonton journal as "the literary-reference equivalent of the CPR."
The encyclopedia is laid out in large format 8 1/2 by 11 inch pages, and each volume will have a binding that is heavily reinforced and is so designed that it will stay flat when open.
Another novelty associated with the encyclopedia is the fact that, utilizing the resources of the University of Alberta, it will be the first Canadianencyclopedia to use advanced computer technology.
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