Hvem er hvem?

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Hvem er hvem? (English: Who is Who?) is a Norwegian book series, presenting facts about notable persons from Norway. The first edition was issued in 1912, and the 14th edition came in 1994. [1] In the 2008 edition, edited by Knut Olav Åmås, one thousand persons were selected for presentation. About one third of the articles are longer, signed biographies, while the rest have a shorter, more encyclopedic format. [2]

A book series is a sequence of books having certain characteristics in common that are formally identified together as a group. Book series can be organized in different ways, such as written by the same author, or marketed as a group by their publisher.

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The 1st, 2nd, 5th and 11th editions are available online.

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  1. "Hvem er hvem?". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  2. Åmås, Knut Olav, ed. (2008). Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 7–9.
  3. Brinchmann, Chr; Daae, Anders; Hammer, K.V., eds. (1912). Hvem er Hvem? Haandbog over samtidige norske mænd og kvinder (in Norwegian) (1 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. Steenstrup, Hj., ed. (1930). Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. Gram, Harald; Steenstrup, Bjørn, eds. (1948). Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (5 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  6. Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (11 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. ISBN   82-03-04887-0 . Retrieved 28 April 2014.