Synopses & Reviews
Still the only full-color set of photographic dictionaries available, this magnificent series is truly in a league of its own -- drawing from the famed Eyewitness blend of text and image to create reference sources unparalleled for authority and beauty. After depicting whole objects, the format "explodes" them, detailing the most minute features with labels and annotations that build to a 3,500-word specialized vocabulary. Now the Eyewitness Visual Dictionaries series tackles one of its most ambitious subjects yet -- Earth -- and succeeds brilliantly.
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
Martyn Bramwell has wide field experience as a meteorologist. He has written 30 books on natural history and popular science, and also acts as a consultant on environmental issues to the United Nations and to the German and Polish governments.