on 13 December 2012
Although this dictionary is advertised as being useful for all the family, it is clearly orientated towards the young, and boys in particular. Detailed descriptions of rockets, computers, buildings, ships and planes are beautifully laid out. The section on musical instruments alone is amazing. However there is nothing about the trades (woodworking, plumbing, etc), the house (kitchens and utensils, workshops, etc) or the professions (courts, hospitals, etc). So, while it might be useful for teenagers with their school projects, it is unlikely, in my view, to be of great utility for adults.