National Geographic : 1913 Mar
2e BRITANNICA YEAR-BOOK 1913ADIGEST and descriptive summary of Na tional and International Politics and Cur rent History in all Lands, of progress in all the Arts and Sciences, Law and Social Economics, Commerce and Industry, etc. NOW READY Also covering in narrative form, by authorities, the March of Events and the Significant Movements and Issues upon which attention has been centered. World-wide in its sweep, written in a readable style, indexed, accompanied by The Britannica Year-Book, bound in Full Limp bibliographies, and in its treatment of sub Suede, 1,200 pages, printed on India Paper size, 8y7 x 57s x 1 inches ect ae Unlike Any Year-Book, Annual or Almanac Published There exists no annual which deals in detail with world activities as a whole, none whose scope is broad enough to make it a recorder and an interpreter of events as well as an authoritative register of the progress of the sciences. The Britannica Year-Book (1913) has been planned on lines much the same as those of the Encyclopaedia Britannica itself, and its function is to do for the multifarious activities of the world in any given year what the Encyclopaedia does for the whole body of human knowledge as the product of 6,000 years of growth. 1,200 pages (900,000 words), of which 200 pages are devoted to the British Empire; 200 to the United States and possessions; 300 to other countries, and 500 to a valuable and unique series of original articles, sum marizing what has been done in individual sciences, and in special fields of investigation and experience. The volume is small enough to be carried in one's pocket or slipped into a travelling bag. An Index and an Interpreter of Our Complex Modern Life SUCH a book has come to be an absolute necessity, owing to the complexity of modern conditions of life. The morning newspaper gives the reader a more or less bewildering panorama of the world at large, while his daily work brings him into immediate relation with many novel forms of human activity, with many strange substances, ideas and processes. But events both at home and abroad crowd upon one another so rapidly as to make it impossible to distinguish what is important from what is inconsequential, to sift the essential and the vital from the vast mass of non-essentials. What the average man wants to know is things that really count in the ever widening domain of the world's busy life. To learn what happened last year in the Philippines, to understand the political situation in Japan, to get an intelligent account of the last legislative session at Albany, a connected story of the Home Rule agitation in England, or of the Balkan-Turkish War, one is forced to rummage through the newspaper files of a big library, often with unsatisfactory results. The publications of learned societies and the scientific journals cover another enormous field of investigation, in technical language for technical men. Yet in this field greater results for the good of humanity and the material advancement of the world are being achieved than in any other. The Britannica Year-Book is designed to meet this need. It is all-embracing in its editorial plan and cosmo politan m its point of view. It deals, in an interesting way, with new events and additions to knowledge, with the existing state of things in every sphere, with substantial changes, real advances and essential progress. It is a distinct addition to the equipment of every worker, whether in the professions or in business. BE UP-TO-DATE-KIeep abreast of RESULTS-Equip yourself with the knowledge of what IS as dis tinguishedfrom what IS SAID TO BE. "Geographic readers may depend upon the character of our advertisers."