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Ultimate Visual Dictionary by Jo Evans

Ultimate Visual Dictionary (1994)

by Jo Evans (Editor)

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I was disappointed that there weren't more practical, household items. It's nice to know the parts of dinosaurs and Viking ships, but sometimes I need to know the parts of a toilet or a dishwasher. ( )
  beehappy | Feb 4, 2017 |
A beautiful set of pictures, an ugly and disturbing cover, an explanation of a few things. I thought of winnowing out this book several times when I thought of it as a book of information. When I realized that, for me at least, it is an art book, then I knew I wanted to keep it. ( )
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Good—but the subject matter is necessarily limited. ( )
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The Ultimate Visual Dictionary certainly lives up to its name. With a broad scope that covers topics as far-reaching as tempura paint, chemical reactions, and the equestrian saddle, this book manages to attain an inclusiveness that will bring a smile to the faces of even the most die-hard researchers. But though its topical range is amazing, The Ultimate Visual Dictionary's real attraction is ultimately its illustrations; containing more than 5,000 photographs and 1,000 detailed visuals connected to 30,000 terms, it provides a link between words and pictures in a way that few other books can or do. The photographs alone will keep any reader entertained for hours, but be warned: the pictures are presented in such a brilliantly clear and distinct fashion that you may start to believe you're aboard the HMS Alacrity or being chased by a full-grown male lion with a wide-open mouth.

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Color photographs and detailed text describe more than 50,000 terms and 270 major entries on everything from the prehistoric earth and the sciences to sports, art, and music.

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