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Encyclopedia > The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia is an early 20th century encyclopedia, edited by Rev. James Wood. 1913 advertisement for Encyclopædia Britannica. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


It has a strong editorial voice, and concerns itself mostly with people and places. It may be the only encyclopedia that has entries for fictional characters from Charles Dickens' books, but at the same time lacks entries for fruit. Entries generally are very short. Charles Dickens used his rich imagination, sense of humour and detailed memories, particularly of his childhood, to enliven his fiction. ...


The title page proclaims this encyclopedia to be "a concise and comprehensive dictionary of general knowledge consisting of over 16,000 terse and original articles on nearly all subjects discussed in larger encyclopædias, and specially dealing with such as come under the categories of history, biography, geography, literature, philosophy, religion, science, and art".


In 2004, Project Gutenberg published a version of the 1907 edition. Project Gutenberg (PG) was launched by Michael Hart in 1971 in order to provide a library, on what would later become the Internet, of free electronic versions (sometimes called e-texts) of physically existing books. ...


Wikipedia:Nuttall

There is currently a Wikipedia project (Wikipedia:Nuttall_Encyclopedia_topics) that is making sure that Wikipedia has articles on all of the topics covered by Nuttall, including integrating the Nuttall content into Wikipedia.


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Encyclopedia Resource Page - encyclopaedia (3061 words)
The term encyclopaedia was coined by fifteenth century humanists who misread copies of their texts of Pliny and Quintilian, and combined the free online encylopedia two Greek words enkuklios paideia into one word.
Browne structured his encyclopaedia upon the time-honoured schemata of the Renaissance, the so-called 'scale of creation' which ascends a hierarchical ladder via the mineral, vegetable, animal, human, planetary and cosmological worlds.
Encyclopaedias were published in Scotland, as a result of the Scottish Enlightenment, for education there was of a higher standard than in the rest of the United Kingdom.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia eBook (439 words)
A little knowledge is not dangerous to those who recognise it to be little, and it may be sufficient to enable those who possess it to understand and enjoy intelligently what would otherwise only weigh as a burdensome reflection upon their ignorance.
What is wanted in a popular Encyclopaedia is succinct information—­the more succinct the better, so long as it gives what is required by the inquiry, leaving it to the authorities in each subject to supply the information desired by those intent on pursuing it further.
The value of an Encyclopaedia of such small scope must depend, therefore, upon the careful selection of its materials, and in this respect it is hoped the one now offered to the public will be found adequate to any reasonable demands made upon it.
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