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.
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.
The color illustrations in this massive, well-organized volume are so realistic that some may be confused with photographs.
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.
It's a whole new look for a dictionary and a wonderful family resource book.
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.
There seems to be nothing that can't be found in this enormous and enormously useful book.
An excellent browsing or teaching book ... this thoroughly indexed, attractive volume is certainly a good addition to public and school library collections.
The ultimate picture book ... Amazingly detailed illustrations, clearly labeled, that are sheer eye candy.
Splendid ... Colorful diagrams with detailed labels reveal everything.
Bring the fun to your learned loved ones with the Firefly Visual Dictionary, which dissects the world page by page.
The wealth and breadth of the information here is remarkable.
The art work in The Firefly Visual Dictionary is exceptionally clear and detailed.
Diagram lovers will enjoy browsing through this successor to The Macmillan Visual Dictionary.
Parents and kids alike will find this guide to be a useful companion to their other reference books.
A beautifully lavish undertaking, a book that's a pleasure to give as well as receive ... Simple and elegant.
Trophy reference book list -- "It's probably the most opulent book this season."
Reference Award Winner: 'a great help with your school projects, and your entire family will enjoy browsing through it.