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The Resource The new dictionary of cultural literacy, E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil, (electronic resource)

The new dictionary of cultural literacy, E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil, (electronic resource)

Label
The new dictionary of cultural literacy
Title
The new dictionary of cultural literacy
Statement of responsibility
E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil
Title variation
Cultural literacy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this fast-paced information age, how can Americans know what's really important and what's just a passing fashion? Now more than ever, we need a source that concisely sums up the knowledge that matters to Americans - the people, places, ideas, and events that shape our cultural conversation. With a considerably large number of entries, The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy is that invaluable source. Wireless technology, Gene therapy, NAFTA. In addition to the thousands of terms described in the original Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, here are more than five hundred new entries to bring Americans' bank of essential knowledge up to date. The original entries have been fully revised to reflect recent changes in world history and politics, American literature, and, especially, science and technology. As E. D. Hirsch writes in the preface, "Community is built up of shared knowledge and values - the same shared knowledge that is taken for granted when we read a book or newspaper, and that is also taken for granted as part of the fabric that connects us to one another."
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
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Hirsch, E. D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kett, Joseph F
  • Trefil, James
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • English language
  • United States
Label
The new dictionary of cultural literacy, E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
221
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Completely rev. and updated, 3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (6924 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849720724
Other physical details
15 images, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229026
  • (Credo)hmndcl
  • (OCoLC)436844801
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The new dictionary of cultural literacy, E.D. Hirsch Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z
Control code
221
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Completely rev. and updated, 3rd ed
Extent
1 online resource (6924 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849720724
Other physical details
15 images, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229026
  • (Credo)hmndcl
  • (OCoLC)436844801
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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