Everyday Things

Everyday Things

by DK Publishing, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
     
 

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Here is an entirely new kind of dictionary — one that is packed iwth vivid photogrpahs and thousands of names for the components that make up familiar objects. The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things will give you instant access to the specialist vocabulary used in furniture making, clock making, tailoring, bookbinding, and manufacturing a multitude of everyday

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Here is an entirely new kind of dictionary — one that is packed iwth vivid photogrpahs and thousands of names for the components that make up familiar objects. The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things will give you instant access to the specialist vocabulary used in furniture making, clock making, tailoring, bookbinding, and manufacturing a multitude of everyday objects. If you know what an object looks like but don't know its name, then turn to the labels around the illustrations. If you know a word but don't know what it refers to,k then the comprehensive index will direct you to the illustration that bears the name. Each subject is depicted whole in a full-color photograph or illustrations. Then it is taken apart — or "exploded" — and each component is identified with carefully researched labels.

This volume forms part of a series that, like the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books, builds thematically into a comprehensive and exquisitely illustrated treasure trove of words and pictures providing high-quality information for readers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The Visual Dictionary of Everyday Things, is a photographic expose that reveals what lies beneath the surface of items ranging from pens and pencils, flashlight batteries, and shoes to a Burberry trenchcoat, three-piece suit and espresso machine. Whether low- or upscale, however, the neatly arrayed and identified components, as displayed across two-page spreads in the 10- x 12-inch volume, reflect the creative genius of designers who make the whole aesthetically more than the sum of its parts. Each spread includes a brief history and description of the item and how it works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879431324
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1991
Series:
DK Visual Dictionaries Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
10.38(w) x 12.37(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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