H. G. Wells

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From World Brain, 1938.
On world encyclopaedia
  • The Idea of a World Encyclopaedia, London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1936, 32 pp [1]; repr. in Harpers Magazine, April 1937 [2]; repr. as "World Encyclopaedia", in World Brain, London: Methuen, 1938, pp 1-25. Reprinted by Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library, 1973; Norwood, PA: Norwood Editions, 1976. Lecture delivered at The Royal Institution on November 20, 1936.
  • "The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopaedia", Encyclopédie Française, August 1937; repr. in World Brain, London: Methuen, 1938, pp 58-62.
  • World Brain, London: Methuen, 1938, 130 pp; Doubleday, 1938; Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1971; Buccaneer Books, 1994. Contains: "World Encyclopaedia" [1936], "The Brain Organization of the Modern World" [1937], "The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopaedia" [1937], "Passage from a Speech to the Congres Mondial de la Documentation Universelle, Paris, August 20th, 1937", "The Informative Content of Education" [1937], and five appendices. HTML, Reviews.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Brain
  • http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=750