A National bestseller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literare American should be without. Now in this newly revised and updated edition, the authors provice a comprehensive look at cultural literacy for the nineties. New entries reflect suggestions from hundreds of readers. The dictionary takes into account the growing consensus over the specifics of multiculturalism, the political and geographic changes in the world, and the new ideas and terms that flow constantly from scientific research and technological development. The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy challenges us to find out more about what we know and helps us make sense of what we read, hear, and learn. It is a must have book for every home.
This revised edition of an acclaimed bestseller provides a comprehensive look at cultural literacy for the 1990s. New entries reflect readers suggestions, a growing awareness of multiculturalism, contributions of African Americans, newer historical events, scientific research, and more. 286 photos, maps, and line drawings.