Ana Britannica Ansiklopedisi is a Turkish encyclopedia that was published by Ana YayÄncÄlÄk in 1986. It is based on the 15th edition of the EncyclopÃdia Britannica, but adapted to the Turkish language and culture. It consists of 32 volumes and a supplementary index volume. It covers various topics such as history, geography, science, art, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. It is considered one of the most comprehensive and authoritative sources of information in Turkish.
Ana Britannica Ansiklopedisi was produced by Ana YayÄncÄlÄk in collaboration with EncyclopÃdia Britannica, and was first published on November 5, 1986 in Turkey. It was released in 64-page installments over four years. It followed the content structure and organization of the 15th edition of the EncyclopÃdia Britannica, but also included original articles by Turkish scholars and experts .
The encyclopedia aimed to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for Turkish readers, covering not only universal knowledge but also Turkish culture, history, and society. It also featured illustrations, maps, charts, tables, and photographs to enhance the presentation of information. It was praised for its accuracy, clarity, and objectivity by critics and readers alike.
Ana Britannica Ansiklopedisi was one of the first encyclopedias to be published in Turkey, and it faced some challenges such as censorship, distribution difficulties, and competition from other sources of information. However, it also received support from the Turkish government, educational institutions, and media outlets. It sold over 100,000 copies and became a popular reference work for many Turkish households, schools, and libraries.
In 1992, Ana YayÄncÄlÄk published a revised and updated edition of Ana Britannica Ansiklopedisi, which consisted of 22 volumes and a supplementary index volume. The new edition incorporated the latest developments and discoveries in various fields of knowledge, as well as new articles on Turkish topics. It also improved the quality and quantity of the illustrations and graphics.
In 1994, Ana YayÄncÄlÄk launched an electronic version of Ana Britannica Ansiklopedisi, which was distributed on CD-ROMs. The electronic edition offered interactive features such as hyperlinks, multimedia, search functions, and online updates. It also included additional content such as dictionaries, atlases, timelines, and quizzes. The electronic edition was compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
In 2001, Ana YayÄncÄlÄk merged with DoÄan YayÄn Holding, one of the largest media conglomerates in Turkey. The merger gave Ana Britannica Ansiklopedisi access to a wider distribution network and a larger customer base. It also enabled the encyclopedia to benefit from the resources and expertise of other DoÄan YayÄn Holding subsidiaries, such as HÃrriyet Gazetecilik ve MatbaacÄlÄk, Milliyet Gazetecilik ve YayÄncÄlÄk, and DoÄan Kitap. 0efd9a6b88