How did Reference Books Shape Civilization? (And what will their death mean?)


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Remember when Pliny the Elder thought women were cursed and unicorns had elephant feet, so he wrote long encyclopedia entries on both of them? Neither did we. From Roget to Britannica, Webster's to Wikipedia, we're exploring the history of the most important reference books on the shelves... while digging for some truly weird entries.

Topics in this Podcast: PTG, Mangesh, Will