Synopses & Reviews
The Ultimate Visual Dictionary is a completely new kind of reference book. It provides a link between pictures and words in a way that no ordinary dictionary ever has. Most dictionaries simply tell you what a word means, but the Ultimate Visual Dictionary shows youthrough a combination of detailed annotations, explicit photographs, and illustrations. In the Ultimate Visual Dictionary, pictures define the annotations around them. You do not read definitions of the annotated words, you see them. The highly accessable format of the Ultimate Visual Dictionary, the thoroughness of its annotations, and the range of its subject matter make it a unique and helpful reference tool.
Using more than 6,000 color photographs and illustrations -- each one annotated in detail -- the Ultimate Visual Dictionary analyzes all aspects of the natural world and human achievement in stunning visual realism. Cutaways and exploded views provide an illuminating new perspective on everything from the inside of a volcano to the inner workings of a car.