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Series: The Big Picture

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Astronauts Working in Space (First Facts: The Big Picture: People and Culture) by Angela RoystonPeople and Culture
Games Around the World (First Facts: The Big Picture: People and Culture) by Sarah LevetePeople and Culture
Life in Ancient Rome (First Facts: The Big Picture: People and Culture) by John MalamPeople and Culture
Rain and Life in a Nigerian Village (First Facts: The Big Picture: People and Culture) by Catherine ChambersPeople and Culture
Zoologists in the Field (First Facts: The Big Picture: People and Culture) by Louise SpilsburyPeople and Culture
Feasts in Ancient Times (First Facts: The Big Picture: Food) by Anna ClaybourneFood
Food Around the World (First Facts: The Big Picture: Food) by Sarah LeveteFood
How Bees Make Honey (The Big Picture: Food) by Louise SpilsburyFood
Market (First Facts: The Big Picture: Food) by Catherine ChambersFood
Homes That Move (The Big Picture: Homes) by Angela RoystonHomes
Igloos and Inuit Life (First Facts: The Big Picture: Homes) by Louise SpilsburyHomes
Polar Bears and Their Homes (First Facts: The Big Picture: Climate) by Angela RoystonClimate
A Tale of One Well in Malawi (First Facts: The Big Picture: Climate) by Sarah LeveteClimate

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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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