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published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781552975855
publisher: Firefly Books

The Firefly Visual Dictionary

by Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault

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list price: $75.00
edition:Hardcover
category: Reference
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781552975855
publisher: Firefly Books
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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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About the Authors

Jean-Claude Corbeil

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Ariane Archambault

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Contributor Notes

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.

 

Editorial Reviews

The color illustrations in this massive, well-organized volume are so realistic that some may be confused with photographs.

— School Library Journal

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

It's a whole new look for a dictionary and a wonderful family resource book.

— Kitchener Waterloo Record

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.

— U.S. News and World Report

There seems to be nothing that can't be found in this enormous and enormously useful book.

— Globe and Mail

An excellent browsing or teaching book ... this thoroughly indexed, attractive volume is certainly a good addition to public and school library collections.

— Booklist

The ultimate picture book ... Amazingly detailed illustrations, clearly labeled, that are sheer eye candy.

— San Garbriel Valley Tribune

Splendid ... Colorful diagrams with detailed labels reveal everything.

— Discover

Bring the fun to your learned loved ones with the Firefly Visual Dictionary, which dissects the world page by page.

— Foster's Daily Democrat

The wealth and breadth of the information here is remarkable.

— Science News

The art work in The Firefly Visual Dictionary is exceptionally clear and detailed.

— American Reference Books Annual, Volume 35

Diagram lovers will enjoy browsing through this successor to The Macmillan Visual Dictionary.

— Library Journal

Parents and kids alike will find this guide to be a useful companion to their other reference books.

— Carolina Parent

A beautifully lavish undertaking, a book that's a pleasure to give as well as receive ... Simple and elegant.

— Calgary Sunday Sun

Trophy reference book list -- "It's probably the most opulent book this season."

— U.S. News and World Report

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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