If there's such a thing as a coffee-table dictionary this is it. Whereas my other dictionaries are either on book shelves or in the bag I carry with me to work/classes, this one really does sit on the coffee table at home. The beautiful presentation combines with a size and weight that makes the book feel good to hold (there are some very clever people at Dorling Kindersley), with the result that I often pick this picture-dictionary up to browse through it during quiet moments. How often can you say that about a dictionary?
The only negative (and I am not taking a star off for this as the dictionary is otherwise so good) is that there is nothing specific to Poland in the book. It is clear that the same set of photographs is used regardless of which language the dictionary is for (DK do picture dictionaries for a number of languages), so anything that is unique to Poland does not appear in the dictionary, this being particularly noticeable in the various food pages. Even so, this is still a great book.