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Ultimate visual dictionary.
Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
Revised American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [1999]

Physical Description:
640 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Dorling Kindersley.

Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


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PE1629 .U48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material
PE1629 .U48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
PE1629 .U48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Just in time for the turn of the millennium comes DK's Ultimate Visual Dictionary 2000, a specially expanded and updated edition of DK's critically acclaimed best-selling Ultimate Visual Dictionary. Fully revised throughout, this titles features a brandnew front section printed on exquisite silver paper that covers the latest developments in architecture, computer technology, engineering, medicine and space exploring.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The Millennium atlas has much the same content as the DK World Atlas (1997) but with a larger format, a free companion CD-ROM and wall map, a slipcover, and a higher price. The new edition of the dictionary (the first appeared in 1994) adds a 48-page section with information on topics like the Hubble Space Telescope, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and digital photography.

Library Journal Review

In time for the year 2000, DK has updated its Ultimate Visual Dictionary (LJ 12/94). When this stunning visual dictionary was first published, LJ named it one of the best reference works of the year. Covering over 30,000 terms in 270 major entries, it is divided into 14 sections, ranging from prehistoric life to architecture to music. A detailed index provides access to the entries, and the book's beautiful photographs and illustrations make it an enjoyable as well as an educational resource. The updated edition adds 1500 new terms and 22 major entries to the original text; most of the new entries focus on technology and recent events and include visual guides to interactive television, a recently excavated dinosaur named Gigantosaurus, and the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Inconveniently, though, these additions haven't been integrated into the original material. They appear in a separate section at the front of the book, along with their own table of contents and index; the unchanged text of the original volume comes afterward. Still, this thorough, important tool is recommended for school, public, and academic libraries that do not already own the earlier volume.ÄMichele McGraw, Hennepin Cty. P.L., MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Hubble Space Telescopep. 4A
Galileo Spaceraftp. 6A
Very Large Telescopep. 8A
International Space Stationp. 10A
Giganotosaurusp. 12A
Medical Researchp. 14A
Genetic Advancesp. 16A
Modern Surgeryp. 18A
El Nino and La Ninap. 20A
House of the Futurep. 22A
Tilting Trainsp. 24A
Electric Car/Le Shuttlep. 26A
Raising Alexandriap. 28A
Kansai Airportp. 30A
Pont De Normandiep. 32A
Guggenheim, Bilbaop. 34A
Global Telecommunicationsp. 36A
Aps and Digital Photographyp. 38A
Interactive Televisionp. 40A
Measuring Timep. 42A
Network Computersp. 44A
World Wide Webp. 46A
Index and Acknowledgmentsp. 48A