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Around the World in 80 Days by Michael Palin
The Astronomers by Donald Goldsmith
Broadway: The American Musical by Michael Kantor
Connections by James Burke
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 by Juan Williams
Forgotten Ellis Island: The Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital by Lorie Conway
In Search of Ancient Ireland: The Origins of the Irish from Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English by Carmel McCaffrey
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery by Dayton Duncan
Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography by Geoffrey C. Ward
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony by Geoffrey C. Ward
On the Wing: The Life of Birds : From Feathers to Flight by Bruce Brooks
Regency House Party by Lucy Jago
The West: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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