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The Facts on File visual dictionary

Author: Jean-Claude Corbeil
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1986.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corbeil, Jean Claude.
Facts on File visual dictionary.
New York : Facts on File, ©1986
(OCoLC)569537888
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Claude Corbeil
ISBN: 0816015449 9780816015443
OCLC Number: 13360659
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 797 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Astronomy --
Earth coordinate system --
Celestial coordinate system --
Seasons of the year --
Planets of the solar system --
Symbols of the planets --
Sun --
Moon --
Galaxy, Hubble's classification --
Comet --
Constellations of the northern hemisphere --
Constellations of the southern hemisphere --
Astronomical observatory --
Planetarium --
Planetarium projector. 2. Geography --
Structure of the Earth --
profile of the Earth's atmosphere --
Space achievements --
Section of the Earth's crust --
Configuration of the continents --
Ocean floor --
Wave --
Common coastal features --
Clouds and meteorological symbols --
Volcano --
Earthquake --
Mountain --
Cave --
Desert --
Glacier --
Water forms --
Hydrologic cycle --
Climates of the world --
International weather symbols --
Meteorology --
Meteorological measuring instruments --
Meteorological satellite. 3. Vegetable kingdom --
Structure of a plant --
Structure of a tree --
Structure of a flower --
Mushrooms --
Fleshy fruits: berry fruits --
Compound fleshy fruits --
Stone fleshy fruits --
Pome fleshy fruits --
Fleshy fruits: citrus fruits --
Dry fruits: nuts --
Various dry fruits --
Tropical fruits --
Vegetables. 4. Animal kingdom --
Deer family --
Types of jaws --
Horse --
Cat --
Bird --
Fish --
Butterfly --
Univalve shell --
Mollusk --
Crustacean --
Gastropod --
Batrachian --
Honeybee --
Bat --
Reptile. 5. Human being --
Cell --
Human body --
Genital organs, male --
Genital organs, female --
Breast, sagittal section --
Muscles --
Skeleton --
Osteology of skull --
Teeth --
Blood circulation --
Respiratory system, lungs --
Digestive system --
Urinary system --
Nervous system --
Sense organs: sight --
Sense organs: hearing --
Sense organs: smell --
Sense organs: taste --
Neuron --
Skin --
Nail --
Hair --
Family ties. 6. Food --
Herbs --
Pasta --
Bread --
Veal --
Beef --
Pork --
Lamb --
North American cheeses --
French Cheeses --
Desserts. 7. Farm --
Buildings --
Agricultural machinery. 8. Architecture --
Traditional houses --
Architecture styles --
Greek temple --
Arches --
Roman house --
Gothic cathedral --
Vauban fortification --
Castle --
Downtown --
Theater --
Elevator --
Escalator --
City houses. 9. House --
Exterior of a house --
Plan reading --
Rooms of the house --
Structure of the house --
Building materials --
Wood flooring --
Stairs --
Door --
Window --
Heating --
Air-conditioning. 10. House furniture --
Table --
Armchair --
seats --
Side chair --
Bed --
Storage furniture --
Window accessories --
Lights --
Glassware --
Dinnerware --
Silverware --
Kitchen utensils --
Cooking utensils --
Coffee makers --
Domestic appliances. 11. Gardening --
Pleasure garden --
Tools and equipment --
Chainsaw. 12. Do-it-yourself --
Carpentry: tools --
Carpentry: fasteners --
Carpentry --
Lock --
Plumbing --
Paining upkeep --
Soldering and welding --
Electricity. 13. Clothing --
Men's clothing --
Glove --
Women's clothing --
Children's clothing --
Shoes --
Costumes. 14. Personal adornment --
Jewelry --
Eyeglasses --
Hair styles --
Makeup. 15. Personal articles --
Razors --
Scissors --
Combs --
Hairbrushes --
Toothbrush --
Oral hygiene center --
Hair dryer --
Lighted mirror --
Salon-style hair dryer --
Curling iron --
Curling brush --
Hairsetter --
Manicure set --
Manicuring instruments --
Hairstyling implements --
Smoking accessories --
Umbrella --
Luggage --
Handbags --
Leather goods. 16. Communications --
Writing systems of the world --
Braille alphabet --
Deaf-mute alphabet --
Punctuation marks --
Diacritic symbols --
International phonetic alphabet --
Typical letter --
Proofreading --
Writing instruments --
Photography --
Sound reproducing system --
Video tape recorder --
Cinematography --
Telegraph --
Telex: teleprinter --
Telephone set --
Television --
Telecommunication satellites. 17. Transportation --
A. Transportation by road --
Automobile --
Service station --
Semitrailer --
Engines --
Battery --
Radiator --
Spark plug --
Exhaust system --
Tires --
Brakes --
Snowmobile --
Motorcycle --
Bicycle --
Cross section of a street --
Cross section of a road --
Fixed bridges --
Movable bridges --
B. Transportation by railroad --
Diesel-electric locomotive --
Box car --
Types of cars --
Types of passenger cars --
Railroad track --
Highway crossing --
Railroad station --
Train yard --
Container --
Station hall --
Station platform --
C. Transportation by subway --
Subway station --
Underground railway --
D. Transportation by sea --
Four-masted bark --
Types of sails --
Types of rigs --
Passenger liner --
Ferry --
Container ship --
Hovercraft --
Hydrofoil boat --
Bathyscaph --
Submarine --
Frigate --
Canal lock --
Harbor --
Navigation devices --
Maritime signals --
Anchor --
E. Transportation by air --
Long-range jet --
Wing structure --
Wing shape --
Turbo-jet engine --
Flight deck --
Airport --
Passenger terminal --
Helicopter --
F. Space transportation --
Rocket --
Space shuttle --
Space suit. 18. Office supplies and equipment --
Stationery --
Office furniture --
Typewriter --
microcomputer --
Computer room. 19. Music --
Musical notation --
Stringed instruments --
Keyboard instruments --
Organ --
Wind instruments --
Percussion instruments --
Traditional musical instruments --
Instrumental groups --
Musical accessories --
Symphony orchestra --
Electric and electronic instruments. 20. Creative leisure activities --
Sewing --
Knitting --
Bobbin lace --
Embroidery --
Weaving --
Fine bookbinding --
Intaglio printing process --
Relief printing process --
Lithography --
Printing --
Pottery --
Stained glass. 21. Sports --
A. Team games --
Baseball --
Football --
Rugby --
Soccer --
Ice hockey --
Basketball --
Volleyball --
Tennis --
Handball --
Squash --
Racquetball --
Badminton --
Table tennis --
Curling --
B. Water sports --
Water polo --
Swimming --
Diving --
Skin diving --
Sailboard --
Dinghy --
Water skiing --
C. Aerial sports --
Parachuting --
Gliding --
Hand gliding --
D. Winter sports --
Skiing --
Cross-country skiing --
Skating --
Snowshoes --
Bobsleigh --
Toboggan --
E. Equestrian sports --
Riding --
Harness racing --
F. Athletics --
Track and field athletics --
Gymnastics --
Weightlifting --
G. Combat sports --
Fencing --
Judo --
Boxing --
H. Leisure sports --
Fishing --
Billiards --
Golf --
Mountaineering --
Bowling --
I. Parlor games --
Chess --
Backgammon --
Card games --
Dice --
Dominoes --
Mah-jongg --
Roulette table --
Slot machine --
J. Camping --
Tents --
Sleeping bags --
Bed-mattress and accessories --
Propane accessories --
Cook kit --
Combination knife --
Tools --
Knots. 22. Measuring devices --
Measure of time --
Measure of weight --
Measure of heat --
Measure of pressure --
Tape measure --
Pedometer --
Micrometer caliper --
Theodolite --
Watt-hour meter --
Horizontal seismograph --
Vertical seismograph. 23. Optical instruments --
Binocular microscope --
Electron microscope --
Prism binocular --
Hunting scope --
Reflector --
Refracting telescope --
Radar --
Lens --
magnetic compass. 24. Health --
First aid kit --
Syringes --
Walking aids --
Wheelchair. 25. Energy --
Coal mine --
Oil --
Electricity --
Nuclear energy --
Solar energy --
Windmill --
Wind turbine. 26. Heavy machinery --
Dragline --
Fire engine --
Bulldozer --
Backhoe loader --
Grader --
Hydraulic shovel --
Scraper --
Dump truck --
Material handling. 27. Weapons --
Stone Age arms --
African warrior --
Roman legionary --
Armor --
Bows and crossbow --
Swords --
Bayonets --
Seventeenth century cannon --
Arquebus --
Hand grenade --
Mortar --
Submachine gun --
Modern howitzer --
Recoilless rifle --
Heavy machine gun --
Light machine gun --
Hunting weapons --
Pistol --
Revolver --
Tank --
Combat aircraft --
Missiles. 28. Symbols --
Heraldry --
Signs of the zodiac --
Notice symbols.
Responsibility: Jean-Claude Corbeil.

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