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brain? If you've ever been frustrated with a written definition that didn't quite evoke the sweaty, dirty reality of its subject, the DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary should have a place on your reference shelf. Created by the image wizards at Dorling Kindersley and the emperors of etymology at Oxford University Press, this 1,000-page tome contains 180,000 clear, up-to-date entries and more than 5,000 sharp colour pictures that are perfect matches for the words they seek to explain. Also valuable are the simple, informative reference pages; physical and political maps, calendars and units of measure, and rules of style all shine from the page with the intensity of a laser (see diagram, p457). Whether you want a more intimate knowledge of gearbox than "the casing that encloses a set of gears" or a visual awareness of the tiniest parts of an insect's body--or even just a high-quality book of words--the DK Illustrated Oxford Dictionary is the clear choice. --Rob Lightner, Amazon.com
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Know all your noughtie's nuances - from botox to re-hab, A-List to minidisc. Combining forces with the Oxford University Press, "DK" brings the English language to life in this striking, fun and easy-to-use pictorially illustrated dictionary, perfect for all the family. English language students will love the clear format and wide-ranging coverage of words from all major English-speaking areas. Definitions from the world's leading dictionary publisher combined with the superb clarity, detail, and immediacy of Dorling Kindersley's illustrations bring together more than 187,000 definitions and over 4,000 photographs and artworks to create a unique work of reference, invaluable for families, schoolchildren, and students of English as a foreign language.