Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The Britannica has been issued in 15 official editions, with multi-volume supplements to the 3rd and 5th editions (see the Table below). Strictly speaking, the 10th copy was alone a supplement to the 9th edition, aloof as the 12th and 13th editions were supplements to the 11th edition. The 15th copy underwent a massive re-organisation in 1985, but the updated, accepted adaptation is still accepted as the 15th edition. Throughout its history, the Britannica has had two aims: to be an accomplished advertence book and to accommodate educational actual for those who ambition to study.[3] In 1974, the 15th copy adopted a third goal: to systematise all of animal knowledge.[7] The history of the Britannica can be disconnected into bristles capital eras, alternate by above changes in administration or re-organisation of the dictionary.

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