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Preface

The Columbia Encyclopedia began its existence in the 1920s when Clarke Fisher Ansley and Columbia University Press recognized the need for a first aid for those who read. They envisioned and created…

Spelling Check

The Infoplease spelling checker combines spelling help with our dictionary and thesaurus. Find spelling suggestions for:   Search Tips   Related Content Daily Word Quiz Brewer's Dictionary of…

Key to Pronunciation Symbols

Key to Pronunciation Symbols u sofa (sO ´fu ), ite m (I ´tu m), easi ly (E ´zu lE ), canno n (kan´u n), circu s (sÛr´ku s) a a ct (akt), ba t (bat) A a pe (A p), fai l (fA l), day (dA…

The Columbia Encyclopedia Sixth Edition

Editor Paul Lagassé Senior Editors Lora Goldman Archie Hobson Susan R. Norton Associate Editors Barry J. Katzen Alan D. Levy Theodore Zinn Contributors Curt Bertschi Helen Chumbley Jonathan…