Top positive review
Fascinating & unique russian language book--Well bound too.
on July 2, 2016
I love this book. it is unique (to my knowledge)--even some of my russian friends haven't seen one like it before. If you are a linguaphile, then this is the kind of browsing book perfect to keep at bedside or to tote along when you know you'll have a wait in a doctor's office or in a movie line.
It is fascinating to see the relationship of russian words to Latin, Greek, and (more recently) to Czech, Polish, German, and Lithuanian. Learning about and recognizing the cognates, calques, and derivatives is helping me to learn the language better, little by little.
Although it is a soft-cover, the binding is well made; it does not appear to be the kind of binding that will break in the middle like some cheaply made soft-cover books do. I am very happy with this purchase.