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This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the "Chambers Crossword Dictionary", "Chambers Encyclopedia", "Chambers Biographical Dictionary" and the all-new "Chambers Dictionary of Quotations". Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble® and crosswords.
Having purchased this book a couple of weeks ago I have now looked through it and read many of the entries. Read morePublished on March 21 2011 by Jack
To my surprise I found this book to be no better than my 50 year old Webster Collegiate Dictionary. About the same number of roots, similarly presented.Published on July 17 2004 by Big Red
I bought the Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, largely based on reviews posted here. While I love the 'prose' style of word origin discussions, there has scarcely been a time the... Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2002 by blain bovee