The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
Results 1-3 of 69
Still preserved today are actual clappers from Sumer of about 3000 BC and
ancient Egyptian clappers, some of which took the form of a pair of hands. Their
use seems never to have died out in Egypt. Copts still ritually strike clappers of a
A frail child, Petrie was privately educated, early developing archaeological and
ethnological interests, particularly in the area of ancient weights and measures,
and in Egyptology. At the age of 24, Petrie wrote Inductive Metrology, or the ...
The ancient Greeks were familiar with many of the uses of bitumen, but they did
not transmit this knowledge to the conquering Romans. The latter had developed
excellent mortar from other sources for their building construction. The tars and ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
This is the 198215th Edition, in two halves, with the Macropaedia and the Micropaedia. First published in 1768, the publisher is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print. Two Scottish ... Read full review