Helping writers, students, researchers, and general readers when they're left scrambling for words, this thematic dictionary picks up where other references leave off. Completely updated, this easy-to-use third edition is an invaluable resource when looking for a descriptive or technical term, when a person knows the word but not its meaning, or when a reader knows the subject but not the specific word. Descriptionary, Third Edition contains thousands of descriptions of terms organized into more than 20 subject categories. Alphabetized definitions of related words are broken down into subjects and sub-headings, making it easy for readers to find the words they need. This indispensable third edition contains an expanded and updated section on technology, including computers and the Internet, as well as many new sections.
Marc McCutcheon is the author of The Facts On File Student's Thesaurus, Roget's Super Thesaurus, Writer's Digest Sourcebook for Building Believable Characters, and The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts About Humans. He lives in South Portland, ME.