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Author : Jean-Claude Corbeil
ISBN : 1593394322
Genre : Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries, English
File Size : 35.86 MB
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Every page will both catch the eye and enrich the mind with the new Britannica Visual Dictionary.Discover a visual world of information of immense scope and depth. See the component parts of an aeroplane, go inside the human body, explore the solar system and understand a variety of different sports and games. Introducing a new dimension to illustrated reference books, the Britannica Visual Dictionary uses a unique combination of comprehensive images and detailed definitions to explain even the most complex of words in rich detail. The result is an indispensable visual reference that goes beyond object-identification to answer questions about function, significance and purpose. The first visual dictionary to incorporate real dictionary definitions, the Britannica Visual Dictionary incorporates more than 20,000 words and their definitions into 6,000 full-colour illustrations covering a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life. Each clear and precise definition has been prepared in cooperation with Merriam-Webster? lexicographers. The Britannica Visual Dictionary is ideal for teachers, parents, translators, and students of all skill levels including learners of English as a second language. Unlike conventional dictionaries with A to Z listings, the Britannica Visual Dictionary is organised by subject area. Full colour pictorial images are grouped into 17 chapters outlining subjects from astronomy to sports, with more complex subjects divided into 94 individual themes. Search ideas to quickly locate words, or consult pictures to read clear, up-to-date definitions. View thousands of highly realistic illustrations and detailed diagrams created by skilled graphic artists. ? More than 20,000 terms indexed for easy reference ? 6,000 full-colour illustrations ? Provides visual answers to children's endless questions ? Ideal resource for inquisitive children who enjoy knowing how things work and the names for them ? Useful reference tool to help with homework and projects ? High-quality illustrations keep children engaged ? Thematically arranged around all aspects of modern life
For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.
Author : Amy Einsohn
ISBN : 9780520286726
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 66.5 MB
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Unstuffy, hip, and often funny, The Copyeditor’s Handbook has become an indispensable resource both for new editors and for experienced hands who want to refresh their skills and broaden their understanding of the craft of copyediting. This fourth edition incorporates the latest advice from language authorities, usage guides, and new editions of major style manuals, including The Chicago Manual of Style. It registers the tectonic shifts in twenty-first-century copyediting: preparing text for digital formats, using new technologies, addressing global audiences, complying with plain language mandates, ensuring accessibility, and serving self-publishing authors and authors writing in English as a second language. The new edition also adds an extensive annotated list of editorial tools and references and includes a bit of light entertainment for language lovers, such as a brief history of punctuation marks that didn’t make the grade, the strange case of razbliuto, and a few Easter eggs awaiting discovery by keen-eyed readers. The fourth edition features updates on the transformation of editorial roles in today’s publishing environment new applications, processes, and protocols for on-screen editing major changes in editorial resources, such as online dictionaries and language corpora, new grammar and usage authorities, online editorial communities, and web-based research tools When you’re ready to test your mettle, pick up The Copyeditor’s Workbook: Exercises and Tips for Honing Your Editorial Judgment, the essential new companion to the handbook.