Descriptionary: The Book for When You Know What It Is but Not What It's Called: A Thematic Dictionary, Fourth Edition
Descriptionary: The Book for When You Know What It Is but Not What It's Called: A Thematic Dictionary, Fourth Edition
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Annotation: Combining elements of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, presents definitions for terms relating to specific subjects including the environment, the arts, clothing, religion, slang, furniture, and technology.
Catalog Number: #4405129
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Facts On File
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: xiii, 711 pages
Availability: Printed on Demand (Limited Quantities Available)
ISBN: 0-8160-7946-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-8160-7946-9
Dewey: 423
LCCN: 2009020462
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 7-12
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.

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 new 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. 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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