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OK for starters...,
This review is from: Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (Paperback)
I purchased this book because I thought it would be an interesting/entertaining thing to have around, yet I am terribly glad that I did not pay full price for it. I immediately found that it leaves a lot to be desired and is poorly edited (it includes typos, a few missing illustrations, etc.). The cross-references are OK. Additionally, anything in this book is available to you on the internet - and in much greater detail. It is likely that Wikipedia will give you more help.
Its only consolation is that it can be used as a suitable jumping-off point if one feels the need to jump off of nowhere. If you have a topic in mind that you want to research, just go to the internet, or to your library. If you want to simply peruse, magazine-style, it works.
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Initial post: Oct 28, 2010 5:04:13 AM PDT
Jake Rane says:
Do you know any other symbol books that are better or do you just think that there is no need to have a book on symbols because you can just research it on the internet. I think this would be cool to have on a coffee table.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2010 3:10:52 PM PDT
Dame Droiture says:
Well, if you wanted to use it for coffee-table reading, the book would probably be excellent. Like I noted, it's a pretty good jumping-off point, but because of the nature of an encyclopedia, can't do much else than a paragraph about each item.
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