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The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things

by Dorling Kindersley

ISBN 1879431173 / 9781879431171 / 1-879431-17-3
Publisher Dorling Kindersley
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things takes everything from teddy bears to electric razors and breaks them into beautifully depicted individual parts. Containing more than 200 color photographs and graphic illustrations, The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things covers the smallest working parts of the many objects we often take for granted. Designed for the entire family to read, this dictionary covers subjects ranging from the cannon pinion of a clock to the three-cord linen thread of a saddle to the eyelet of a shoe. Each item is accompanied by a short and easy-to-read definition and history that, with their well-researched text, balance out the pictorial representations. The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things also contains a cross-referenced index of every individual item, making a desired object simple to find, whether you're approaching it from a picture-first or word-first perspective. [via]