Series: Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 01: The Physical World by Sir Vivian Fuchs1
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 02: The Natural World by Harry George Judge2
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 03: World History from Earliest Times to 1800 by Harry George Judge3
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 04: World History from 1800 to the Present by Robert Blake4
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 05: The Arts by John Julius Norwich5
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 06: Invention and Technology by Monty Finniston6
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 07: Peoples and Cultures by Richard Hoggart7
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 08: The Universe by Archie Roy8
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Volume 09: Index and Ready Reference by Harry George Judge9
Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Set by Harry George JudgeSets

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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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