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Based on the full authority of the Oxford English Dictionaries and their language resources, The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary skillfully blends the Concise Oxford Dictionary--Oxford's bestselling one-volume dictionary--with 10,000 encyclopedic entries covering current affairs, science and technology, history, people and places, sports, the arts, and many other topics. In addition, there are nearly 100 extra pages of information on subjects such as the countries of the world, ecology, musical notation, and meteorology.

Among the many features are:

* Over 200,000 definitions

* 10,000 encyclopedic entries covering history, science, geography, and current events

* A 32-page chronology of world events from the paleolithic age to the Gulf War

* 16 pages of specially drawn maps

* Up-to-date coverage of new words and phrases, such as intifada, shiatsu, and TESSA

* Entries on people in the news--including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Steffi Graf, and Margaret Atwood--and organizations such as Greenpeace

* Coverage of topics of current interest, such as chaos theory and desktop publishing

This authoritative, up-to-date reference offers the convenience of a superb one-volume dictionary and a compact encyclopedia--all in one volume. For use at school, the office, or the home, The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary is an essential reference, whether you want to know the meaning of entre nous, or the identity of Naguib Mahfouz, or the location of Dakar.

Synopsis:

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary is a revised edition of the leading encyclopedic dictionaryproviding a comprehensive English dictionary (with more than 192,000 definitions) with proper name entries on people, places, science, the arts, politics, religion, and mythology. This updated revised edition also features a rebranded jacket illustrating the new series design for the Oxford English dictionary line.

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary is more useful, more practical, and more informative than conventional dictionaries. It encompasses both contemporary and world English with up-to-date coverage of new words. Clear advice on English grammar, including full pronunciations, with fascinating facts about word origins is also included.

But what makes the Oxford English Reference Dictionary truly stand apart from the Oxford English dictionary line are its encyclopedic qualities. A 16-page, full- color map section, including the latest border and name changes, is accompanied by a 100-page illustrated Factfinder with scores of quick-reference tables and illustrations: a chronology of world events, coverage of animal and plant kingdoms, astronomy, the human body, the solar system, the arts, architecture, music, and sports and games.

About the Author

Judy Pearsall was Senior Editor of the Reader's Digest Oxford Wordfinder. Bill Trumble was Associate Editor of the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198600466
Editor:
Pearsall, Judy
Editor:
Trumble, Bill
Author:
Pearsall, Judy
Author:
null, Judy
Author:
umble
Author:
Trumble, Bill
Author:
Bill Tr
Author:
null, Bill
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference | English Dictionaries
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
49
Publication Date:
19990902
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 color maps, and 1 b/w map
Pages:
1804
Dimensions:
10.3 x 7.7 x 2.4 in 5.45 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Oxford English Reference Dictionary is a revised edition of the leading encyclopedic dictionaryproviding a comprehensive English dictionary (with more than 192,000 definitions) with proper name entries on people, places, science, the arts, politics, religion, and mythology. This updated revised edition also features a rebranded jacket illustrating the new series design for the Oxford English dictionary line.

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary is more useful, more practical, and more informative than conventional dictionaries. It encompasses both contemporary and world English with up-to-date coverage of new words. Clear advice on English grammar, including full pronunciations, with fascinating facts about word origins is also included.

But what makes the Oxford English Reference Dictionary truly stand apart from the Oxford English dictionary line are its encyclopedic qualities. A 16-page, full- color map section, including the latest border and name changes, is accompanied by a 100-page illustrated Factfinder with scores of quick-reference tables and illustrations: a chronology of world events, coverage of animal and plant kingdoms, astronomy, the human body, the solar system, the arts, architecture, music, and sports and games.

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