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The Junior Encyclopedia of Canada

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Hurtig Publishers, James Marsh Editor in Chief. The Junior Encyclopedia of Canada is a comprehensive resource of all things Canadian written in non-specialist language for younger readers and students. It was first published in 1989.

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The Canadian Encyclopedia

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Hurtig Publishers, James Marsh Editor in Chief, First published in 1985 to critical acclaim, The Canadian Encyclopedia was the most successful nonfiction publication in Canadian history, selling some 150,000 sets in its first edition and a further 100,000 in its second edition in 1988. The encyclopedia comprised 10,000 articles written by over 3000 contributors from across Canada. Click here for a history of The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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“On Being Albertan” From Alberta: A State of Mind James H. Marsh

Perhaps because I have remained something of an outsider, I have never sympathized with the cranky side of Alberta politics. I don't mean so much the ideological, "all government is bad government" conservatives or even the aggrieved sectionalists, but more the righteous who treat their opponents with derision. It was Alberta's 75th anniversary that brought me to Edmonton in 1980 to work on its most enduring legacy - The Canadian Encyclopedia. The encyclopedia was created through an unusual partnership between the nationalist publisher Mel Hurtig, who had once run for the Trudeau Liberals, and Conservative...

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Tous les Savoirs du Monde: A History of Encyclopedias*

"What grace may be added to commonplace matters by the power of order and connection." - Horace Content What is in a Name? Making of Diderot's l’ Encyclopédie The Creation of The Canadian Encyclopedia Digital Odyssey The Virtual Encyclopedia The Transformation to a Rhetorical Paideia What is in a Name? Even a casual user of the great reference works are bewitched by the very word, encyclopedia. The name speaks for the thing itself, or at least thus goes the tradition. Etymology declares that an encyclopedia makes a tour around the circle of knowledge, or, more exactly, of education....

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