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Facts On File, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 711 pages
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Praise for the previous edition:
"...a useful reference source..."—American Reference Books Annual

"...fills an important niche in any reference collection because of its wide scope..."—Booklist

"...a helpful resource..."—School Library Journal

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. 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.

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User Review  - Diane Fulkerson - Book Verdict

This distinctive book can be used as a dictionary or a thesaurus. Particularly helpful to a writer who needs the perfect word to describe something, it was compiled by someone who knows from synonyms ... Read full review

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User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Most dictionaries and thesauruses are not designed to assist users who know subjects or definitions and seek corresponding words or terms, but this work is different. Organized into more than 20 ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Marc McCutcheon is a freelance writer & author of several books, including "The Facts on File Student's Thesaurus." He lives in South Portland, ME.