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The Deinhardt-Schlomann Series of Technical Dictionaries in Six Languages

Nature volume 85, pages 99100 (24 November 1910) | Download Citation



THESE two volumes form part of a series of technical dictionaries in six languages—English, Spanish, German, Russian, French, and Italian—of which seven volumes have now appeared. They are edited and compiled by Messrs. Deinhardt and Schlomann, assisted by experts from all the leading countries in each branch of the subject. The essential features of the scheme are that the six languages are all on one page, and, wherever it is possible, sketches are given so as to elucidate the text and facilitate the use of the dictionary. At the end of each volume complete alphabetical indexes are given, five of the languages under one alphabet, and the Russian under another. The general arrangement, and the ground covered by each volume, leave nothing to be desired, and this dictionary will prove invaluable to all those who are engaged in technical work. Repeated tests of both volumes show that practically nothing has been omitted, and the long lists of contributors and revisers for the two volumes, embracing men eminent in the railway world in Europe and America, are a sufficient guarantee of the accuracy of the work. The great difficulty which often arises of finding a definition in one language which should have its exact equivalent in another has been very satisfactorily overcome, and the sketches render misunderstandings almost impossible.

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