Roget's International Thesaurus

ISBN-10: 0061715239
ISBN-13: 9780061715235
Edition: 7th 2010
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/3/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1312
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.664
Language: English

A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget's International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continual expansion, reorganization, and improvement. Today this book is not only the most time-tested and bestselling thesaurus ever, but, newly revised, it is also the most up-to-date and comprehensive reflection of the English language as it is currently used.The revolutionary achievement of Dr. Peter Mark Roget's first edition in 1852 was the development of a brand-new principle: the arrangement of words and phrases according to their meanings. Dr. Roget's system brings together in one place all the terms associated with a single thought or concept; it allows a wide-ranging survey of language within a book of relatively modest size, without the space-consuming repetitions that so severely limit the scope of thesauruses arranged in a dictionary format with A-to-Z entries. This brilliant organization makes Roget's International Thesaurus both the most efficient word finder and a cutting-edge aid in stimulating thought, organizing ideas, and writing and speaking more clearly and effectively.This revised and updated seventh edition features thousands of new words and phrases, including the newest slang words and expressions that color and inform everyday language. At the same time, it retains all the hallmarks that have made Roget's International Thesaurus the most popular word reference book next to the dictionary.

Robert L. Chapman has spent much of his professional career editing numerous reference texts, including thesauruses and dictionaries. An ardent collector of slang as well as other words, Chapman was the revising editor of the fourth edition of Roget's International Thesaurus and the supervising editor of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary. Chapman, a retired Professor of English from Drew University, has also edited Roget A to Z, The Dictionary of American Slang, Concise Roget's International Thesaurus, and the Thesaurus of American Slang.

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