The Book of knowledge; PDF book by Arthur Mee

The Book of knowledge;Volume 7 (1912) 

The Book of knowledge

The Book of Knowledge was an encyclopedia aimed at juveniles first published in 1912, by the Grolier Society. Originally largely a reprint of the British Children's Encyclopaedia with revisions related to the United States by Holland Thompson, over time the encyclopedia evolved into a new entity entirely.

 It was published under a policy of continuous revision, meaning that there were no separate editions, but annual printings that were edited and updated by the publisher. Thompson remained editor until his death in 1940. From 1941 to 1960 it was edited by Ellen V. McLaughlin and from 1960 to 1966 by John D. Tedford. In 1966 it was replaced by the New Book of Knowledge.

SOME CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME


This is a short guide only to the principal contents of this volume. It is not possible to give the titles of all the Poems and Rhymes, Legends, Problems, colour pages, questions in the Wonder Book, and many other things that come into the volume; but in all cases, the pages where these parts of our book begin are given. The full list of these things comes into the big index of the whole work.

THE BOOK OF THE EARTH
Worlds in the Skies .... 1959
The Wonder of the Sun. 2087
The Moon, the Lamp of Night. 2205
THE BOOK OF THE UNTTi:n
STATES
The Brothers' War .... 2041
American Territory Across the Seas. 2147
THE BOOK OF FAMILIAR THINGS
\\ here the Nuts Come From . 1997
Where Our Water Comes From 21 15
A Stick of Chocolate .... 2253
THE BOOK OF WONDER
Why Do We Count in Tens? . 2005
Why Does a Moth Fly Around a Candle? 2(K)6
W h\- Are Some People Dark and Some
Fair? ...... 2007
Why Won't a Third Tooth Cirow? . 2008
Why Do Onions Make Our Eyes Water?. 2009
What Is a \acuum? .... 2010
Will the Ice Age Come Again? . 2081
How Can It Snow and Rain Together?. 2081
Why Do Some People Get Bald? . . 2082
What Causes Chilblains? . 2083
Why Is It that Son:e Trees Flower? . 2084
What .\re Saturn's Rings Made of? . 2086
What Makes the Noise When a Gun is
Fired? ..... 2244
Of What is Gunpowder Made? . 2244
Is the Earth Hollow Inside? . . 2245
What Causes an Earthquake? . 2247
Why Does Our Breath Rise in the .Air? 2248
How Did the Planets Get Their Nances? 2249
Why Does Ammonia Clean Things? . 2251
THE BOOK OF NATURE
Birds That Swim and Climb. 1971
Some Singing Birds .... 2105
Familiar Bird Friends. 2213
THE BOOK OF CANADA
Railways in Canada 2273
THE BOOK OF MEN AND WOMEN
The Writers of the Hymns . . 2013
Women Writers of the L^nited States 2095
Men Who Found Electricity . . 2161
THE BOOK OF OUR OWN LIFE
The Hair and the Nails . . 1981
The Mouth and the Teeth . . 2077
The Mouth and Eating. 2171
THE BOOK OF GOLDEN DEEDS
How the Lion-Heart Forgave. 2019
A Frugal Hero of.Ancient Rome . . 2020
A Woman.Against a King. 2235
The Girl V\'ho Walked to London. 2236
THE STORY OF FAMOUS BOOKS
The T.\les of C.apt.ain M.\rry.\t
Masterman Ready .... 2025
Peter Simple and Some of His Stories 2028
The Stories of Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol in Prose. 2197
The capture of the Inca .... 2223
THE BOOK OF STORIES
Hop-o'-My-Thumb
Arthur.\nd His Kmchts
Geraint and Enid
The Dog and the Wolf
The Little Princes in the Tower
When the Blind Led the Blind
Legends of Places in England
Snowdrop and the Dwarfs.
The Land of ^'outh
In the Days When Men Were Good
The Magic Pen of Truth
The Princes of the Ivor>' Castle
How the French Reached Moscow
The Wandering Shepherdess of the
Moors ..... The Three Maid-Servants
Mother Shipton
The Man Who Gave Away.
The.Angel of the Dimples
The Story of Little Red Riding-Hood
i^sop's Fables .... A Tale of Christmas Eve
Catching a Thief
The True Story of Father Christmas
THE BOOK OF POETRY
Gray's Elegy
The Pilgrim
My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is
Sigh No More, Ladies.
O Sweet Content
The Nymph's Reply.



Publication date:(1912) Volume 
Authors: Arthur Mee and Holland Thompson

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