Put the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica on Your Kindle

Yes, it is out of date. But it is possible for you to carry around more or less the sum total of human knowledge as of 1911, by downloading the 11th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. This could prove quite helpful if you become a time traveler, as the characters in the novel 1632 found out. Depending on which Kindle you own, you might run out of storage, but you'll be able to carry around most of it.

If you want to download the entire 11th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica to your Kindle, I've done most of the work for you.

Depending on the speed of your internet connection, this might take a while. But you can go do other things while your computer downloads, and then, while the files move to your kindle.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Create a folder somewhere on your computer, perhaps on your desktop, where you can find it. Name it something like "Britannica"
  2. Right click on the first link below, click "save as", find the folder you just created, and save the file there.
  3. Repeat this for the remaining files. You don't have to wait until the first file is finished. After you've clicked on all of the links, simply wait for the files to download.
  4. Plug your Kindle into your computer.
  5. Open the "Britannica" folder you created, and "select all".
  6. Drag all of the files to your Kindle.
  7. Wait again while the files transfer.

The following 32 links are to Kindle versions of each volume at archive.org.

  1. Volume 1
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  4. Volume 4
  5. Volume 5
  6. Volume 6
  7. Volume 7
  8. Volume 8
  9. Volume 9
  10. Volume 10
  11. Volume 11
  12. Volume 12
  13. Volume 13
  14. Volume 14
  15. Volume 15
  16. Volume 16
  17. Volume 17
  18. Volume 18
  19. Volume 19
  20. V olume 20
  21. Volume 21
  22. Volume 22
  23. Volume 23
  24. Volume 24
  25. Volume 25
  26. Volume 26
  27. Volume 27
  28. Volume 28
  29. Volume 29
  30. Volume 1, 1922 Supplement
  31. Volume 2, 1922 Supplement
  32. Volume 3, 1922 Supplement

If you don't want to go to all of that trouble, but still want to carry around a lot of (more up to date) information in an inexpensive format, you can get one of the following readers, which comes pre-loaded with all of the content of Wikipedia:

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