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1966 Encyclopedia Americana Ad "Do you just want the facts"

Description: 1966 ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA vintage magazine advertisement.

Size: The dimensions of the full-page advertisement are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm).

Condition: This original vintage full-page advertisement is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted (minor edge tanning).

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Description: 1966 ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA vintage magazine advertisement "Do you just want the facts"

~ Do you just want the facts, or would you rather learn something? - As you no doubt discovered in school, there's no better sleeping pill than a list of facts. Plain, dry facts. But since we're in the encyclopedia business, it's our job to give you facts (which we do -- in more articles on more subjects than any other encyclopedia in English). The question is, how to make those facts interesting and meaningful and memorable -- and worth staying awake for. - We do it by hiring a whole faculty of writer-teachers who are not only experts on their subjects but who know how to tell a good story, too. We pick them as carefully as we check our facts. And we make sure they aren't the kind of experts whose writing can be understood only by other experts. - Open the Americana anywhere and you'll see what we mean. Here in the middle of volume 25 is Wernher von Braun talking about spaceships: "The next objective of space flight [after the moon] would be a visit to the nearer planets, notably Venus and Mars. The basic feasibility of such voyages, at least from the engineering point of view, clearly has been demonstrated, even if nothing better than present day chemical rocket propellants were available. The main problem of interplanetary voyages lies not so much in the many millions of miles which separate us from our neighbor worlds, but in the long duration and the tremendous logistic support (orbital supply flights) required for them. An expedition to Mars, for example . . ." - We don't think von Braun is likely to put anybody to sleep. And that goes for Isaac Asimov the biochemist, George Gamow the physicist, Arnold Gesell the psychologist, Joseph Wood Krutch the literary critic, and all the other writers, famous and not so famous, whose work makes up the thirty volumes of the Americana. - If you want more than just the facts -- if you'd rather do some wide-awake learning from an encyclopedia that's as hard to put down as a good novel -- mail this coupon, and let us tell you more about it. ~

Size: The dimensions of the full-page advertisement are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm).

Condition: This original vintage full-page advertisement is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted (minor edge tanning).

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1966 Encyclopedia Americana Ad "Do you just want the facts"

1966 Encyclopedia Americana Ad "Do you just want the facts"

Description: 1966 ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA vintage magazine advertisement.

Size: The dimensions of the full-page advertisement are approximately 10.5 inches x 13.5 inches (26.75 cm x 34.25 cm).

Condition: This original vintage full-page advertisement is in Excellent Condition unless otherwise noted (minor edge tanning).

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