This is the book to use when looking for a descriptive or technical term or when you know the subject or meaning but not the specific word. ...Show synopsisThis is the book to use when looking for a descriptive or technical term or when you know the subject or meaning but not the specific word. Descriptionary, Fourth Edition is a clever combination of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, with thousands of descriptions of terms organized into subject categories and sub-categories. This edition contains thousands of descriptions of terms organized into expanded and updated sections, including those on politics and the Internet, and dozens of new sections. Many new finance and technology terms have also been added to this user-friendly book. New sections include: -Anthropology -Archaeology -Chemistry -Dinosaurs -Evolution -Fishing -Jewelry -Rocks -Sleep -and more.Hide synopsis
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Again, a gift to two people in my life, that was much appreciated. I often think of the author who was told he only had so many words to use in his lifetime and the joy he found when he discovered that was untrue. Cannot remember his name, but this book is one to give a lover of words delight.
Writers and student will love this book. Words are listed according to subject such as music or bussiness. Definitions are given. The section on historical hair and clothing may be of interest to readers. This isn't a book to read through, it is more of a tool. The print is largre and the topics well organized.
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