The American Heritage College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

The American Heritage College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
     
 

The newly updated American Heritage® College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, presents the very best that a college dictionary can offer.
It features all the qualities that have distinguished the American Heritage® name for decades: a clear and accessible defining style, expert usage advice, and more than 2,500 photographs and drawings that enhance the

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The newly updated American Heritage® College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, presents the very best that a college dictionary can offer.
It features all the qualities that have distinguished the American Heritage® name for decades: a clear and accessible defining style, expert usage advice, and more than 2,500 photographs and drawings that enhance the definitions and invite browsing.
New to this updated release are recently prominent terms such as blue state, edamame, and fattoush. The Periodic Table of the Elements includes the newest element, roentgenium. Biographical entries are fully up-to-date, and geographical entries reflect the latest geopolitical changes.
And now for the first time, The American Heritage® College Dictionary includes a registration card with a unique passkey code that allows the user to download directly to a PC or Mac the entire contents of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, as well as Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus.
The eReference Suite can be accessed within Microsoft® Office applications at the click of a button. This remarkable $34.95 value is free with the print product.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

This fourth collegiate edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary(AHD)continues and expands the "Usage Notes" feature, which is made up of brief essays describing common use, critical principles of "best" practice, and reports of the surveyed opinion of the dictionary's group of 200 well-known writers, critics, and scholars. Updates to this lower-priced, reduced-format, black-and-white version include 7500 new words and senses, timely additions to biographical entries (e.g., Donald Rumsfeld), and factual, statistical revisions to entries about U.S. states, cities, and towns. A style guide; an extensive appendix on Indo-European roots; and useful charts and tables on the books of the Bible, calendars, world currencies, geologic time, the planets of the solar system, proofreading marks, the taxonomy of life; and the Periodic Table of the Elements round out the work. A free CD-ROM permits users to download the entire contents of this dictionary (with audio pronunciations) as well as those of the college-level Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. The electronic version of the dictionary is easily accessible from within MS Office applications, which makes it one of the most flexible and comprehensive electronic-language reference packages available.
—Paul D'Alessandro

Booknews
Of all American-English dictionaries, American Heritage dictionaries have most closely hewn to an ideal that dictionaries should not only answer questions about individual words, but should engage the mind in larger questions involving the usage and history of the language. The present thumb-indexed (plain edge also available) dictionary displays in a more compact form most of the virtues of its immediate predecessor, the much-admired American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition (1992). These include new words of the 1990s, guidance to usage, word histories, regional notes, an Indo- European roots appendix, and some 2,500 illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618835959
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Edition 001 Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
1664
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.63(d)

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