University of Knowledge Incorporated

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Some of the Wonder Books they Published

The University of Knowledge Incorporated was a book publisher located in Chicago, IL, USA in the early-mid 20th century. They produced a series of books known as the Wonder Books in the 1930s and 1940s. The Editor in Chief was Glenn Frank, B.A., M.A., Litt.D., L.H.D., LL.D.[1][2]

The title page of the "Dawn of Civilization" book in the Wonder Book series published by The University of Knowledge.
This is a page of the "Dawn of Civilization" book from the Wonder Books series that contains publishing info.

List of Wonder Books[edit]

  1. The Earth Before Man - The story of how things began
  2. The Story of Man - His earliest appearance and development to the portals of history
  3. The Dawn of Civilization - And life in the ancient East
  4. Selected Readings -from much loved books
  5. The Glories of Ancient History
  6. History From The Renaissance to Napoleon
  7. The Outline of Modern History
  8. Outline History of World Literature
  9. The World we live in and The people we live with travel
  10. The World we live in & The People we live with - still more travel
  11. The World we live in & The People we live with - still more travel (Marvels of Asia and the Orient)
  12. Great Leaders -Men and women who influenced their times
  13. Great Inventors and Their Inventions
  14. The Story of Engineering
  15. Wonders of Modern Industry - The story of the machine age
  16. Music and the Great Composers - The story of musical expression
  17. Trailing Animals Around The World
  18. Earth and Sky - Wonders of the universe
  19. Exploring The Mysteries of Physics and Chemistry
  20. The Story of Living Plants, Their Uses and how they grow
  21. An Outline History of Art - The Key to Parnassus
  22. An Outline History of Art - Art of the Middle Ages in Europe of Islam, in the Far East, and of the American Indians
  23. An Outline History of Art - Art of the European Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern Art
  24. A Modern Book of Wonders - Amazing Facts in a remarkable world

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mabel Cook Cole (1940). Glenn Frank and Fay-Cooper Cole, ed. The Story of Primitive Man: His Earliest Appearance and Development. 
  2. ^ Robert Marten Engberg (1940). Glenn Frank and Fay-Cooper Cole, ed. The Dawn of Civilization: and Life in the Ancient East. 

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