Synopses & Reviews
Here is an entirely new kind of dictionary -- one that is packed with superb, full-color photographs and illustrations, plus thousands of anatomical terms. The Visual Dictionary of the Skeleton will give you instant access to the specialized vocabulary relating to skeletons in a way that is clear, informative, and easy to understand. If you know what a particular type of skeleton or skeletal feature looks like but don't know its name, then turn to the labels around the illustrations. Alternatively, if you know a term but don't know exactly what it refers to, then the comprehensive index will direct you to the illustration that bears the name. This volume forms part of a series that, like the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books, builds thematically into a comprehensive and exquisitely illustrated treasure trove of words and pictures providing high-quality information for readers of all ages.
Each volume offers striking visual and comprehensive information material... while simple in presentation, they are rich in splendor. (Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries) (Booklist)
Valuable reference that doesn't overwhelm ... kids love to pore over such books. (Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries) (The Washington Post)
Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries make learning a lush, intriguing journey. (The New York Times)
The Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries differ from the Eyewitness books in that the text is longer and the vocabulary more difficult.... The photographs are outstanding.... The brief text compresses many details into a few sentences. The vocabulary is scholarly... and charts combined with the text give a clear overview of the subject[s]. (RQ)
About the Author
Richard Walker, Ph.D., was a contributor to The Ultimate Human Body CD-ROM, and co-wrote the Eyewitness Nature CD-ROM.