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Fascinating, but where was the editor???, 7 Jan. 2013
This a very informative book and well worth buying, covering all kinds of details and curiosities that you won't find in other books and you which could walk right past otherwise (as I had, many times).
Added to that there is the truly comical lack of editing. One entry is in twice under different headings, and liberally sprinkled throughout the book are examples of two words or phrases with very similar meanings stuck together ("at the construction stageIn planning the site", "in the ditchDry moat to the left", "one of the best equipped ofat the time" suggesting over-reliance on some translation program.
I have used several guidebooks in this series and they are all worth buying, though not all are as entertaining to the would-be proof reader.