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The dictionary of cultural literacy

by E. D. Hirsch

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Civilization -- Dictionaries,
    • English language -- Dictionaries,
    • United States -- Civilization -- Dictionaries

    • Edition Notes

      StatementE.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, James Trefil.
      ContributionsKett, Joseph F., Trefil, James S., 1938-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE169.1 .H6 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 586 p. :
      Number of Pages586
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2033419M
      ISBN 100395437482
      LC Control Number88009363

      A national bestseller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literate American should be without. Now in this newly revised and updated edition, the authors provide a comprehensive look at cultural literacy for the nineties. New entries reflect suggestions from hundreds of readers.4/5(7).   The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (Book): Hirsch, E. D.: 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.

      CULTURAL LITERACYCULTURAL LITERACY refers to the concept that citizens in a democracy should possess a common body of knowledge that allows them to communicate effectively, govern themselves, and share in their society's rewards. E. D. Hirsch Jr., a literary scholar, popularized the term in the best-selling book Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know in Search Tips. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. For example, "World war II" (with quotes) will give more precise results than World war II (without quotes). Wildcard Searching If you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol (called a "wildcard") for one or more letters.

      The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 82 likes. With more than 7, entries, The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy is that invaluable source on what's really important and what's Followers: His books including The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America, and (as coauthor) of The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. James Trefil is the Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University.4/5(4).


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