The Firefly Visual Dictionary is an unparalleled reference to the world around us. With more than 6,000 color illustrations -- each one labeled in detail -- The Firefly Visual Dictionary shows what other dictionaries can only describe; from the parts of a honeybee to the parts of a bulldozer. Its scope and depth is immense. Everyone will find sections that will catch their eye whether they need to quickly research an assignment, track down a contested fact or simply browse through the drawings. Each key word and phrase is connected to the detailed illustrations, all are organized into a series of sections and are fully indexed.
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Jean-Claude Corbeil is an expert in linguistic planning, with a world-wide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and socio-linguistics. He serves as a consultant to various international organizations and governments.
Ariane Archambault, a specialist in applied linguistics, has devoted several years to the teaching of foreign languages. It was therefore natural for her to become a terminologist and author of dictionaries.Review:
With clearly labeled and detailed full-color illustrations of thousands of objects organized by subject, this visual volume allows users to track down those words stuck on the tips of their tongues. (Vicky Hallett U.S. News and World Report 2002-09-30)
Bring the fun to your learned loved ones with the Firefly Visual Dictionary, which dissects the world page by page. (Matthew M.F. Miller Foster's Daily Democrat 2006-11-16)
Absolutely stunning, with 6,000 color images depicting entire disciplines ... I can't say enough about this book. It is 960 pages long, weighs 3.6 kilograms, and is worth its weight in gold. Every household should have it. (Books in Canada)
An excellent browsing or teaching book ... this thoroughly indexed, attractive volume is certainly a good addition to public and school library collections. (Booklist 2002-11-15)
It's a whole new look for a dictionary and a wonderful family resource book. (Kitchener Waterloo Record 2002-08-31)
The ultimate picture book ... Amazingly detailed illustrations, clearly labeled, that are sheer eye candy. (Geoffrey Bilau San Garbriel Valley Tribune 2002-08-22)
The color illustrations in this massive, well-organized volume are so realistic that some may be confused with photographs. (John Palmer School Library Journal)
A beautifully lavish undertaking, a book that's a pleasure to give as well as receive ... Simple and elegant. (Chris Nelson Calgary Sunday Sun 2002-10-13)
Diagram lovers will enjoy browsing through this successor to The Macmillan Visual Dictionary. (Laurie Selwyn Library Journal 2002-09-01)
The art work in The Firefly Visual Dictionary is exceptionally clear and detailed. (Kay Cornelius American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35)
Splendid ... Colorful diagrams with detailed labels reveal everything. (Maia Weinstock Discover)
Trophy reference book list -- "It's probably the most opulent book this season." (Barbara Meade U.S. News and World Report)
The wealth and breadth of the information here is remarkable. (Science News 2002-08-10)
Parents and kids alike will find this guide to be a useful companion to their other reference books. (Carolina Parent 2002-08-01)
There seems to be nothing that can't be found in this enormous and enormously useful book. (Globe and Mail 2002-12-07)
Reference Award Winner: 'a great help with your school projects, and your entire family will enjoy browsing through it. (Children's Digest)
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Descripción Firefly Books, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111552975851
Descripción Firefly Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1552975851 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0635439
Descripción Firefly Books, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1552975851