The World and Wikipedia: How We Are Editing Reality is a book written by the British linguist Andrew Dalby and published by Siduri Books in 2009. [1]

The author provides a context for the birth and growth of Wikipedia through an examination of the wider encyclopedia tradition. The work and community behavior of its expert and non-expert contributors are discussed, as are the question of reliability and the problem of vandalism. DALBY CHEMISTRY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES: English, French and German [2]

The book follows an “anecdotal approach” to argue that “disproportionate emphasis on popular culture […] That it will come to serve us better than its predecessors. ” [3] He “claims Roman naturalist, Pliny the Elder , as a proto-Wikipedian”, and makes the case “that Wikipedia […] has become more reliable as more people use it”. [4]

See also

  • Bibliography of Wikipedia


  1. Jump up^ David Cox, “The Truth According To Wikipedia” in Evening Standard (22 October 2009)
  2. Jump up^ Rémi Mathis, “The World and Wikipedia” inBulletin des libraries de Francevol. 55 (2010) p. 99
  3. Jump up^ The World and Wikipedia: how we are editing reality”inREFERplusSpring 2010
  4. Jump up^ “Greeks, Romans … and Wikipedians” inCamno. 58 (Michaelmas 2009) pp. 46-47

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