Firefly Mini Spanish English Visual Dictionary

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"Breaks new ground to stunning effect... The beauty of this book is that you don't even need to know the word you are looking for."-- San Francisco Chronicle (on The Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary)

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary features 3,600 handsome computer-generated illustrations and 20,000 terms that show graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. This new edition has been thoroughly ...

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Overview

"Breaks new ground to stunning effect... The beauty of this book is that you don't even need to know the word you are looking for."-- San Francisco Chronicle (on The Firefly Spanish/English Visual Dictionary)

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary features 3,600 handsome computer-generated illustrations and 20,000 terms that show graphically what other dictionaries can only describe in words. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the newest and most relevant subjects, up-to-date images and current terminology.

Each key word or phrase is connected to a detailed, annotated illustration, making identification quick and accurate. Each Spanish term is also identified by gender. There are two extensive indexes, one in English and the other Spanish, making it fast and simple to find a term in either language.

The dictionary covers 600 subjects, which are organized into 17 color-coded sections:

  • Astronomy
  • Earth
  • Vegetable kingdom
  • Animal kingdom
  • Human being
  • Food and kitchen
  • House
  • Do-it-yourself and gardening
  • Clothing
  • Personal adornment and articles
  • Arts and architecture
  • Communications and office automation
  • Transport and machinery
  • Energy
  • Science
  • Society
  • Sports and games.

Easy, fast and fun to use, The Firefly Mini Spanish / English Visual Dictionary is an indispensable tool for language education, school use and home reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554074945
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition description: Revised Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 399,301
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Claude Corbeil is an expert in linguistic planning with a worldwide reputation in the fields of comparative terminology and sociolinguistics.

Ariane Archambault is a specialist in applied linguistics.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

ASTRONOMY

Celestial bodies
Astronomical observation
Astronautics

EARTH

Geography
Geology
Meteorology
Environment

VEGETABLE KINGDOM

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Simple organisms and echinoderms
Insects and arachnids
Crustaceans
Mollusks
Fishes
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
Rodents and lagomorphs
Ungulate mammals
Carnivorous mammals
Marine mammals
Primate mammals

HUMAN BEING

Human body

Anatomy
Sense organs

FOOD AND KITCHEN

Food
Kitchen

HOUSE

Site
Elements of a house
Structure of a house
Heating
Plumbing
Electricity
House furniture

DO-IT-YOURSELF AND GARDENING

Do-it-yourself
Gardening

CLOTHING PERSONAL ADORNMENT AND ARTICLES

Personal adornment
Personal articles

ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

Architecture
Performing arts
Music

COMMUNICATIONS AND OFFICE AUTOMATION

Communications

Office automation

TRANSPORT AND MACHINERY

Road transport
Rail transport
Maritime transport
Air transport
Handling
Heavy machinery

ENERGY

Geothermal and fossil energy
Hydroelectricity
Nuclear energy
Solar energy
Wind energy

SCIENCE

Chemistry
Physics: electricity and magnetism
Physics: optics
Measuring devices
Scientific symbols

SOCIETY

City
Justice
Economy and finance
Education
Religion
Politics
Safety

Health

SPORTS AND GAMES

Games
Track and field
Ball sports
Racket sports
Gymnastics
Combat sports
Strength sports
Precision and accuracy sports
Winter sports
Aquatic and nautical sports
Cycling
Motor sports
Sports on wheels
Outdoor leisure

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Preface

Introduction

A DICTIONARY FOR ONE AND ALL

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary uses pictures to define words. With thousands of illustrations and thousands of specialist and general terms, it provides a rich source of knowledge about the world around you.

Designed for the general reader and students of language, The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary responds to the needs of anyone seeking precise, correct terms for a wide range of objects. Using illustrations enables you to "see" immediately the meaning of each term.

You can use The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary in several ways:

By going from an idea to a word. If you are familiar with an object but do not know the correct name for it, you can look up the object in the dictionary and you will find the various parts correctly named.

By going from a word to an idea. If you want to check the meaning of a term, refer to the index where you will find the term and be directed to the appropriate illustration that defines the term.

For sheer pleasure. You can flip from one illustration to another or from one word to another, for the sole purpose of enjoying the illustrations and enriching your knowledge of the world around us.

STRUCTURE

The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary is divided into THEMES, outlining subjects from astronomy to sports.

More complex subjects are divided into SUB-THEMES; for example, the Animal Kingdom chapter is divided into themes including insects and arachnids, mollusks, and crustaceans.

The TITLES name the object and, at times, the chief members of a class of objects are brought together under the same SUBTITLE.

The ILLUSTRATIONS show an object, a process or a phenomenon, and the most significant details from which they are constructed. It serves as a visual definition for each of the terms presented.

TERMINOLOGY

Each word in The Firefly Mini Spanish/English Visual Dictionary has been carefully chosen and verified. Sometimes different words are used to name the same object, and in these cases the word most commonly used was chosen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2009

    This is a major timesaver in communications between English and Spanish speakers who share only a little of each others languages

    The variety of objects and activities covered in this visual dictionary is enormous and very helpful in communicating with my Spanish speaking neighbor. His education was brief and long ago, so a standard word dictionary is very clumsy for him to use. <BR/><BR/>While I gave him the larger edition of the Firefly Spanish\English Visual Dictionary, I got the smaller Mini edition for ease of carrying when we travel in Mexico. The larger format is definitely easier to scan and read, and if weight and size is not an issue, I would recommend it. <BR/><BR/>I found a few translations which are probably British and not standard American English, and suspect the Spanish leans to the European as well.

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