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Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary

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ISBN13: 9780877790518
ISBN10: 0877790515
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The first visual dictionary to incorporate dictionary-scale definitions presents more than 20,000 clear and concise terms and 6,000 full-color, highly detailed illustrations grouped into 17 chapters outlining subjects from astronomy to sports. Its deal for teachers, parents, translators, and students. A substantial book. Essential.--"Library Journal"

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Ideal for teachers, parents, translators, and students, the first visual dictionary to incorporate dictionary-scale definitions offers more than 20,000 clear and concise terms and 6,000 full-color, highly detailed illustrations.

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Just in time for the holidays: a dictionary with a new point of view! Merriam-Webster introduces a new dimension to illustrated reference books--definitions. Subjects include science, plants, animals, architecture, machinery, and much more. The perfect gift for students, teachers, and parents.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, February 5, 2007 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Merriam-Webster's new, hefty Visual Dictionary is a truly interesting mix of illustrations supplemented with terms and definitions. The illustrations vary from the anatomy of a honeybee to different types of pasta to a cutaway of a toilet. Even my four-year-old son enjoyed paging through the dictionary, looking through the various illustrations!

But, don't throw out your traditional dictionary just yet-- while Merriam-Websters touts it's dictionary as having "more than 20,000 definitions," my old Websters has over 170,000 definitions. While hefty, this dictionary does NOT include a jump drive on it's page of data storage devices, or an ipod on its portable sound systems page... So in spite of the 2006 publication date, the dictionary apparently isn't totally up-to-date. And because the book is divided into 17 chapters by subject, looking up a word is more involved than in the traditional, alphabetical format-- one must look up the page number for a word in the index. Last, but not least, while clear, the illustrations don't hold a candle to those found in Dorling-Kindersley books!

Would I recommend this for purchase? Definitely-- along with a good, traditional dictionary!

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780877790518
Publisher:
Merriam-Webster
Subject:
Picture dictionaries, English
Manufactured:
Merriam-Webster
Author:
Archambault, Ariane
Author:
Corbeil, Jean Claude
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
952
Dimensions:
9.90x7.88x2.21 in. 5.97 lbs.

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Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary
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Product details 952 pages Merriam-Webster - English 9780877790518 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ideal for teachers, parents, translators, and students, the first visual dictionary to incorporate dictionary-scale definitions offers more than 20,000 clear and concise terms and 6,000 full-color, highly detailed illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Just in time for the holidays: a dictionary with a new point of view! Merriam-Webster introduces a new dimension to illustrated reference books--definitions. Subjects include science, plants, animals, architecture, machinery, and much more. The perfect gift for students, teachers, and parents.
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