Hirsch, Jr., E.D.; Kett, Joseph F.; Trefil, James
Title The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin Company 1993
0395655978 / 9780395655979
Seller ID 2206877
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1993. xix, 619 pp. 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. The dictionary takes into account the growing consensus over the specifics of multiculturalism, the political and geographic changes in the world, and the new ideas and terms that flow constantly from scientific research and technological development. The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy challenges us to find out more about what we know and helps us make sense of what we read, hear, and learn. It is a must have book for every home.Keywords: CULTURAL LITERACY WHAT EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO KNOW HIRSCH PHILOSOPHY HISTORY REFERENCE EDUCATION Condition Notes: Bottom edge of front wrapper very lightly bumped.