[PDF] Roget's International Thesaurus, 8th Edition [thumb indexed]
I live with a ersonal library of over 57000 books and this has always been one of My Top Ten Favorites Roget top ten favorites Roget an amazing man I collect thesauruses thesauri and have raved about this one online and in my books Rather than an alphabetical thesaurus like most others this edition adheres to Roget s rinciple of organizing the book by concepts and ideas giving the book great City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York power At the same time the enormous alphabetical index is critical to using it effectivelyUnfortunately the index in this 8th edition is awful compared torior indexes For example in the index to
THE PRIOR 7TH EDITION IF YOUprior 7th edition if you up hook it tells you which section to turn to if you mean an anchor a The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 point of land a lure or 3 other meanings The index of the 8th edition just lists the section numbers without disambiguating the different meanings This change is true throughout the index making the book far harder to use For many words this means it takes 5 10 times as much time to look up something than it did with the older editionsI understand the book was getting huge but I d rather have two volumes orages and get a book that is as Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje powerful and easy to use asossible I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the 7th Edition Your browser does not support HTML5 video I re ordered this edition having used the 7th since it came out The indexing has been radically changed robably to save space but the editor might have just as well decided. A newly revised and updated 8th edition of the worlds bestselling thesaurusthe only thesaurus based on Peter Rogets original reference classic of 1852 This hardcover thumb indexed edition includesthan 443000 words and Davids Sling phrases grouped into1075categoriesThe revolutionary achievement of Dr Roget was his development of a newrinciple the grouping of words according to ideas If the user cannot find something in a reference book it is often because of To omit random words Not that there weren t lenty missing from the 7th It makes the volume so difficult to use that I m returning it Too bad I d buy two volumes I ll just continue with the 7th A great resource Easy to navigate Arrived Dangerously Placed promptly Appropriatelyackaged Good Just Destiny price Only reason why 4 stars given is due to the texture and inferior uality of theaper ages which is not liked also the outer boookcover was uite disheveled as if used or had been on display and moved about hence signs of use Otherwise seller and book recommended I ve been using an alphabetically use Otherwise seller and book recommended I ve been using an alphabetically thesaurus since grade school so I was a little worried about moving to the thematically organized version but I was uickly entranced I find the categories a very useful way of organizing and finding words If you want to give a certain tone to a aragraph I can scan the category list for terms like Peace Laxness Freedom or conversely Confinement Strictness Failure and under each is a veritable cornucopia of words with multiple sub categories In other words it is not only useful when you have a word you want to find a synonym for it is useful for seeing what types of atmospheres you could give to your writing and for erceiving whole related categories of words you can use Conceptual synonyms if you will not just related words but related categories of wordsI have found myself thoroughly absorbed in the book bringin. He restriction of searching alphabetically by known headwords Dr Rogets thesaurus thus reversed the access to allow the user to find a word from another word a concept or an idea When in 1852 Roget ublished the first book ever to realize this concept with thoroughness and recision he called it a thesaurus from the Greek and Latin meaning treasury or storehouse And thesaurus it has remained to this day Theultimate reference tool this new editionco.