Photographs, drawings, maps, and usage notes supplement the central and related meanings of English words including current terms in business, science, technology and the arts
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The third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is a beauty--2,134 pages and 8.5 pounds--containing a lexicon of more than 200,000 entries, plus an appendix of Indo-European roots for etymology enthusiasts. The crisp white pages and sharp black print are easy on the eyes, the drawings and pictures (nearly 4,000 in all) are a delight, and along with the lucid, erudite definitions are 4,000-plus quoted illustrations of usage from the likes of Shakespeare, Melville, and Updike. Though it's the chosen reference of editors, it's more than a mere tool of the trade--it's a luxurious linguistic experience.About the Author:
ROBERT W. HARRIS has been a freelance writer and designer since 1990. He has written twelve books, including DOS, WordPerfect & Lotus Office Companion and When Good People Write Bad Sentences. His books have been main selections in the Small Computer Book Club and the Book-of-the-Month Club.
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110395090660
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0395090660