Visual EncyclopediaBook - 1999
Here in 640 pages are over 5,000 color photographs, 1,000 detailed illustrations and over 30,000 terms defining all manner of the living and manmade world we live in. From the beginnings of the universe and man to architecture, the steam engine and ice hockey, the Visual Encyclopedia uses explicit diagrams, photographs and cut-away illustrations with concise annotation and informative text to explain a wide range of subjects.
Organized into 15 thematic sections, this handy reference tool provides a link between pictures and words in a way that no ordinary encyclopedia can do:The Universe Prehistoric Earth Plants Animals The Human Body Geology, Geography and Meteorology Physics and Chemistry Rail and Road Sea and Air The Visual Arts Architecture Music Sports Everyday Things
An appendix provides useful data such as measurement equivalents and conversions, temperature scales, plus number systems and symbols used in the sciences. The 48-page index supports the accessibility of the book's enormous amount of information.
The Visual Encyclopedia is a true treasure trove of fascinating and useful knowledge waiting to be discovered and appreciated by readers of all ages.