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The Oxford desk dictionary of people and places

Author: Frank R Abate
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places, readers will find a depth of information and a range of coverage that surpasses even unabridged dictionaries." "The biographical section covers more than 7,500 individuals, from earliest recorded history right through to the present. Each entry includes pronunciation, the date of birth and death, nationality and significant achievements."
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Genre/Form: Gazetteers
Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford desk dictionary of people and places.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)656312025
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank R Abate
ISBN: 0195138724 9780195138726
OCLC Number: 44172931
Description: xv, 879 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Presidents of the United States of America --
Monarchs of England and Britain --
Prime Ministers of Great Britain and the United Kingdom --
Academy Award Winners --
Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees --
Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees --
Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees --
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees --
Oceans and Seas of the World --
World Land Area by Continent --
World Population by Continent --
Major Mountains of the World --
Major Volcanoes of the World --
Major Natural Lakes of the World --
Major Rivers of the World --
Largest Metropolitan Areas of the World.
Other Titles: Desk dictionary of people and places
Responsibility: edited by Frank Abate.
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This text offers in-depth information of the kind usually found in unabridged dictionaries. Major historical figures have boxed entries that include information about their private lives and public  Read more...

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