Merriam-Webster's Compact Visual Dictionary

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出版社: Merriam Webster
2008-09
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780877792901
定价: 170.00
装帧: 平装
开本: 16开
纸张: 胶版纸
页数: 1071页
正文语种: 英语
  • Newtitle!Aportablevisualinventoryoftoday'sworldincorporatingdictionary-scaledefinitions.2,600highlydetailed,full-colorillustrationsareenhancedby9,500clearandconcisedefinitionspreparedincooperationwithMerriam-Websterlexicographers.Chaptersandcorrespondingthemesinclude:universeandearth;houseanddo-it-yourself;sportsandgames;andmuchmore!Idealforteachers,parents,translators,andstudents. TheMerriambrothersdesiredacontinuityofeditorshipthatwouldlinkNoahWebster'seffortswiththeirowneditions,sotheyselectedChaunceyA.Goodrich,Webster'sson-in-lawandliteraryheir,whohadbeentrainedinlexicographybyWebsterhimself,tobetheireditorinchief.Webster'ssonWilliamalsoservedasaneditorofthatfirstMerriam-Websterdictionary,whichwaspublishedonSeptember24,1847.

    AlthoughWebster'sworkwashonored,hisbigdictionarieshadneversoldwell.The1828editionwaspricedatawhopping$20;in13yearsits2,500copieshadnotsoldout.Similarly,the1841edition,onlyslightlymoreaffordableat$15,movedslowly.Assumingthatalowerpricewouldincreasesales,theMerriamsintroducedthe1847editionat$6,andalthoughWebster'sheirsinitiallyquestionedthismove,extraordinarysalesthatbroughtthem$250,000inroyaltiesovertheensuing25yearsconvincedthemthattheMerriams'decisionhadbeenabundantlysound.

    ThefirstMerriam-Websterdictionarywasgreetedwithwideacclaim.PresidentJamesK.Polk,GeneralZacharyTaylor(herooftheMexicanWarandlaterpresidenthimself),31U.S.senators,andotherprominentpeoplehaileditunreservedly.In1850itsacceptanceasaresourceforstudentsbeganwhenMassachusettsorderedacopyforeveryschoolandNewYorkplacedasimilarorderfor10,000copiestobeusedinschoolsthroughoutthestate.Eventuallyschoolusewouldspreadthroughoutthecountry.InbecomingAmerica'smosttrustedauthorityontheEnglishlanguage,Merriam-Websterdictionarieshadtakenonaroleofpublicresponsibilitydemandedoffewotherpublishingcompanies. UNIVERSE AND EARTH

     CELESTIAL BODIES

    ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATION

     ASTRONAUTICS

     GEOGRAPHY

     GEOLOGY

     METEOROLOGY

     ENVIRONMENT

    PLANTS AND GARDENING

     PLANTS

     GARDENING

    ANIMAL KINGDOM

     SIMPLE ORGANISMS AND ECHINODERMS

     INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS

     MOLLUSKS

     CRUSTACEANS

     FISHES

     AMPHIBIANS

     REPTILES

     BIRDS

     RODENTS AND LAGOMORPHS

     INSECTIVOROUS MAMMALS

     UNGULATE MAMMALS

     CARNIVOROUS MAMMALS

     MARINE MAMMALS

     PRIMATE MAMMALS

     MARSUPIAL MAMMALS

     FLYING MAMMAL

    THE HUMAN BEING

     HUMAN BODY

     ANATOMY

     sENsE ORGANS

    FOOD AND KITCHEN

     FOOD

     KITCHEN

    HOUSE AND DO-IT-YOURSELF

     LOCATION

     STRUCTURE OF A HOUSE

     ELEMENTS OF A HOUSE

     HEATING

     AIR CONDITIONING

     PLUMBING

     ELECTRICITY

     HOUSE FURNITURE

     DO-IT-YOURSELF

    CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

     CLOTHING

     PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

     PERSONAL ARTICLES

    ……
  • 内容简介:
    Newtitle!Aportablevisualinventoryoftoday'sworldincorporatingdictionary-scaledefinitions.2,600highlydetailed,full-colorillustrationsareenhancedby9,500clearandconcisedefinitionspreparedincooperationwithMerriam-Websterlexicographers.Chaptersandcorrespondingthemesinclude:universeandearth;houseanddo-it-yourself;sportsandgames;andmuchmore!Idealforteachers,parents,translators,andstudents.
  • 作者简介:
    TheMerriambrothersdesiredacontinuityofeditorshipthatwouldlinkNoahWebster'seffortswiththeirowneditions,sotheyselectedChaunceyA.Goodrich,Webster'sson-in-lawandliteraryheir,whohadbeentrainedinlexicographybyWebsterhimself,tobetheireditorinchief.Webster'ssonWilliamalsoservedasaneditorofthatfirstMerriam-Websterdictionary,whichwaspublishedonSeptember24,1847.

    AlthoughWebster'sworkwashonored,hisbigdictionarieshadneversoldwell.The1828editionwaspricedatawhopping$20;in13yearsits2,500copieshadnotsoldout.Similarly,the1841edition,onlyslightlymoreaffordableat$15,movedslowly.Assumingthatalowerpricewouldincreasesales,theMerriamsintroducedthe1847editionat$6,andalthoughWebster'sheirsinitiallyquestionedthismove,extraordinarysalesthatbroughtthem$250,000inroyaltiesovertheensuing25yearsconvincedthemthattheMerriams'decisionhadbeenabundantlysound.

    ThefirstMerriam-Websterdictionarywasgreetedwithwideacclaim.PresidentJamesK.Polk,GeneralZacharyTaylor(herooftheMexicanWarandlaterpresidenthimself),31U.S.senators,andotherprominentpeoplehaileditunreservedly.In1850itsacceptanceasaresourceforstudentsbeganwhenMassachusettsorderedacopyforeveryschoolandNewYorkplacedasimilarorderfor10,000copiestobeusedinschoolsthroughoutthestate.Eventuallyschoolusewouldspreadthroughoutthecountry.InbecomingAmerica'smosttrustedauthorityontheEnglishlanguage,Merriam-Websterdictionarieshadtakenonaroleofpublicresponsibilitydemandedoffewotherpublishingcompanies.
  • 目录:
    UNIVERSE AND EARTH

     CELESTIAL BODIES

    ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATION

     ASTRONAUTICS

     GEOGRAPHY

     GEOLOGY

     METEOROLOGY

     ENVIRONMENT

    PLANTS AND GARDENING

     PLANTS

     GARDENING

    ANIMAL KINGDOM

     SIMPLE ORGANISMS AND ECHINODERMS

     INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS

     MOLLUSKS

     CRUSTACEANS

     FISHES

     AMPHIBIANS

     REPTILES

     BIRDS

     RODENTS AND LAGOMORPHS

     INSECTIVOROUS MAMMALS

     UNGULATE MAMMALS

     CARNIVOROUS MAMMALS

     MARINE MAMMALS

     PRIMATE MAMMALS

     MARSUPIAL MAMMALS

     FLYING MAMMAL

    THE HUMAN BEING

     HUMAN BODY

     ANATOMY

     sENsE ORGANS

    FOOD AND KITCHEN

     FOOD

     KITCHEN

    HOUSE AND DO-IT-YOURSELF

     LOCATION

     STRUCTURE OF A HOUSE

     ELEMENTS OF A HOUSE

     HEATING

     AIR CONDITIONING

     PLUMBING

     ELECTRICITY

     HOUSE FURNITURE

     DO-IT-YOURSELF

    CLOTHING AND PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

     CLOTHING

     PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

     PERSONAL ARTICLES

    ……
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