The Facts on File: Visual Dictionary

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9780816015443: The Facts on File: Visual Dictionary

This invaluable reference offers thousands of illustrations, allowing users to establish the precise name for more than 3,000 objects.

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Containing more than 25,000 terms that match up with 3,000 black-and-white illustrations, The Facts on File Visual Dictionary is perfect for anyone who desires a wide range of detailed graphic knowledge from a variety of areas. The Facts on File Visual Dictionary not only provides a wealth of pictures, graphics, and illustrations--listed by theme in an easy-to-follow table of contents--but also lets readers start from just one word, providing a series of indexes broken into thematic and specialized sections to help them find what they're after. These sections cross-reference each other nicely, making it simple for the dedicated linguistics student to track down pictures of everything from an accordion pleat to an accordion bag by just flipping a few pages.

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A society (and age) increasingly dependent on visual language is badly in need of a tool to guide in refining use of terminology and in relating terms to clearly illustrated visual objects. Corbeil, linguist and authority on terminology, is largely successful in his effort. In this work information is presented under 28 major subjects (themes) further divided into numerous categories and sub-categories, beginning with the natural world and progressing through human and social topics. Except for preface and introduction, there is no narrative; the book is composed of black-and-white drawings of the object, activity, etc., labeled by precise term or terms. Three indexes and selected bibliography complete the volume. Reginald Bragonier's What's What: a Visual Glossary of the Physical World ( LJ 2/1/82) invites comparison. The Facts on File Visual Dictionary 's scholarly preparation, linguistic basis, and emphasis on precision distinguish it. For most public and academic libraries. Harry E. Whitmore, Arrowhead Lib. System, Virginia, Minn.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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