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Larousse Dictionary of Womenby Melanie Parry
Synopses & Reviews
This major new dictionary surveys the achievements and influence of women throughout the world and across recorded human history. Over 3,000 biographical profiles ranging from Isabel Allende to Benazir Bhutto to the Queen of Sheba are presented in an easily referenced A-Z format. A truly international reference, the Larousse Dictionary of Women brings together women from such far-flung countries as Uruguay, Botswana, Iran, and China with women of the western world. Comprehensive in its coverage, over 80 different areas of interest — from abolitionist to artist, feminist to faith-healer, gospel-singer to geneticist, and from saint to saxophonist — are included. Additional reference resources that will prove indispensable to students, educators, and general readers include a fully integrated chronology of womens' achievements, with legal landmarks, Olympic medalists, Nobel, Pulitzer prize, and Academy Award winners, and quotations by and about women. This versatile volume reflects not only the illustrious legacy of the world's more famous women but also highlights hundreds of noteworthy women whose seldom documented, but nonetheless important work, deserves to be brought to attention.
Book News Annotation:
Some 3,000 biographical sketches of notable women from ancient times to the present celebrate womankind's contributions to literature, politics, science, the arts, education, religion, social reform, business, and all other fields of endeavor. Chronological surveys outline the liberation of women, particularly in recent decades, as well as women's most important achievements and activities over the course of 30 centuries.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
The Larousse editorial team includes many language and reference experts based in countries around the world. In this way the linguistic team keeps it's finger on the pulse of living languages as spoken by the native language speakers of these countries.
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