Roget's International Thesaurus, 8th Edition

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2022 - Reference - 1200 pages
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A revised and updated 8th edition of the world's bestselling thesaurus--the only thesaurus based on Peter Roget's original reference classic of 1852--now in paperback.

A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget's International Thesaurus® is the product of more than a century and a half of continual expansion, reorganization, and improvement. Today this book is not only the most time-tested and bestselling thesaurus ever, but, newly revised, it is also the most up-to-date and comprehensive reflection of the English language as it is currently used.

The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Peter Mark Roget's first edition in 1852 was the development of a brand-new principle: the arrangement of words and phrases according to their meanings. Dr. Roget's system brings together in one place all the terms associated with a single thought or concept; it allows a wide-ranging survey of language within a book of relatively modest size, without the space-consuming repetitions that so severely limit the scope of thesauruses arranged in a dictionary format with A-to-Z entries. This brilliant organization makes Roget's International Thesaurus® both the most efficient word finder and a cutting-edge aid in stimulating thought, organizing ideas, and writing and speaking more clearly and effectively.

This revised and updated eighth edition features thousands of new words and phrases, including the newest slang words and expressions that color and inform everyday language. At the same time, it retains all the hallmarks that have made Roget's International Thesaurus® the most popular word reference book next to the dictionary.

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Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D. is an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, writer, and a member of the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His areas of research interest include Egyptian archaeology, archaeology of the Bible, Polynesian archaeology, and ancient languages and scripts. He is best known for his research in Egypt including excavations in the Valley of the Kings where he discovered lost tombs and controversial mummies. He is the veteren of many expeditions and is the author of numerous scientific and popular articles on archaeological subjects and six books.For several years, Ryan worked closely with the world-renowned Norwegian explorer, archaeologist, and writer, the late Thor Heyerdahl. Together they excavated the mysterious Pyramids of Guimar in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and Ryan will be completing Heyerdahl's last book about the ancient colonization of the islands of the South Pacific.Ryan is a Fellow of The Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Society, a founding member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation for Exploration and Research on Cultural Origins, a mountaineering instructor, long-distance runner, and pianist.

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