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by Peter Mark Roget

  • Author: Peter Mark Roget
  • ISBN: 0063370018
  • ISBN13: 978-0063370012
  • ePub: 1691 kb | FB2: 1640 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Dictionaries & Thesauruses
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (January 1984)
  • Pages: 1316
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Roget's International Thesaurus (Harper Colophon Book) ePub download

A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget’s International Thesaurus is. .

A classic reference book that has been used by millions all over the world, Roget’s International Thesaurus is the product of more than a century and a half of continual expansion.

Peter Mark Roget LRCP FRS FRCP FGS FRAS (UK: /ˈrɒʒeɪ/ US: /roʊˈʒeɪ/; 18 January 1779 – 12 September 1869) was a British physician, natural theologian and lexicographer. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, a classified collection of related words. Peter Mark Roget was born in London, the son of Jean (John) Roget (1751–1783), a Genevan cleric, and his wife Catherine Romilly, sister of Samuel Romilly

It was released to the public on 29 April 1852

It was released to the public on 29 April 1852.

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Peter Mark Roget was born on 18 January 1779 in London, the son of a Swiss clergyman. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and graduated in 1798. As a young doctor he published works on tuberculosis and on the effects of nitrous oxide, known as 'laughing gas', then used as an anaesthetic. Roget worked in Bristol and in Manchester and for a time was a private tutor, travelling with his charges to Europe

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Roget's International Thesaurus (Harper Colophon Book) by Peter Mark Roget (1984)
snowball
Purchasing a new thesaurus is fraught with peril! My 1968 Roget's Pocket Thesaurus crumbles into dust.

Now on my desk - a 1983 Roget's Pocket Thesaurus, edited by Mawson, and Roget's International Thesaurus 7th edition (2010), edited by Kipfer. Thankfully, each has an index and preserves Peter Roget's schema of 'biological classification'. Each of these versions has its uses. I more often reach for my 1983 pocket edition because it's handy, literally. The Kipfer is also very good and clues one in to contemporary usage; but at five times the size. If you habitually care for words, there's no grief in having two or even three treasure troves. I also confess to having a Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus 2nd edition (alphabetic form); also truly useful but not truly pocket sized. You could lose yourself in any of the three, especially while writing the paper due in the morning.

If I were choosing just one thesaurus to get lost in, my 1983 would win. But combining two attributes - humanly pocket-sized and categorical schema - made for a long search. I waited several months before a never-used 1983 pocket text showed up for sale. You probably want a new thesaurus before old age ensues.

As to just one thesaurus, I suggest without hesitation the Kipfer Roget's International Thesaurus 7th edition. Buy a bigger book bag.
Zadora
of the major dictionaries and thesauri (the proper plural of thesaurus) :-) on the market, I think. Up until this purchase of Roget’s international thesaurus, seventh edition I have, I think, intentionally avoided any thesauri that specifically have the name Roget’s in the title. I honestly didn’t realize this until recently. :-) Upon exploring this issue in my own mind I determined that it was because I was anxious about the traditional Roget two part format with the separate index. This was easy for me to do, since even though I am almost 50 years old, when I was in school thesauri were already beginning to opt for the dictionary or A-Z format. So that is what, until recently, I have always chose to use. In thinking about why this might be, I realized that I was in fact never instructed, by any teacher anywhere (I have multiple undergraduate and multiple graduate degrees) on the proper use of the traditional Roget structure and format.
For those of you, like me until recently, may not be familiar with the “traditional” Roget format, let me briefly describe it as best I can. There are two parts to a traditional “Roget’s” thesaurus. Or perhaps three parts depending on how you figure. The essential two parts are the index of entries and the descriptive entries listed and identified by category words. The process works like this, first you look up the word you’re looking for in the index. When you have done that you are directed to an entry, or usually multiple entries in the description section, or the “thesaurus” proper. These entries are listed alphabetically by “category or concept” words. Often also in the index these entries are listed by the number combination that remind me a little bit of a Bible verse citation. When you get to descriptive entry, you’ll often find anywhere from a quarter page to a page and a half dedicated to your word, or more probably the concept or idea your word is supposed to be expressing.
At first this process may seem intimidating and unnecessarily convoluted. At least that’s what I thought before I ever figure it out how to use this kind of traditional thesaurus properly. Now I would say to that it is the preferable way to look up a word. Not by exact word but by the idea behind the word. This gives you many more synonyms and antonyms than even the best dictionary style list have would. While this is not literally accurate, it’s more like looking up an encyclopedia entry on the word you’re trying to examine, by this I mean your original word that you came there to look up. This method gives you a lot more information about subtle shades of meaning and therefore a much broader list of alternative possibilities to your word. You will also quickly discover whether or not you are even thinking of the right word for your purpose. You might find that the meaning you were thinking was attached to your word, wasn’t that attached to one of its relatives. Perhaps the meaning you are looking for is not connected to the adjective but rather to the adverb or something like that. Anyway the traditional Roget format opens up an entire slew of possibilities that an A to Z style thesaurus may not give you.
My point is that I now believe that this traditional Roget’s style thesaurus is much preferable to a dictionary style format. All of these traditional style thesauri, this “Roget’s international thesaurus” is simply the best. It is also surprisingly easy to use. This is mainly because the editor Barbara Kipfer took the time to compose a wonderful instruction section. She understands that most users will be like me familiar with the traditional format and takes you through it step by step. However she also includes a detailed lesson on how to read on how to read each entry. This invaluable and probably should be included in all upper-level thesauri and dictionaries as well. Eand dictionaries as well. If you purchased this you may find that this will soon become your go to thesaurus, especially if you consider yourself a serious writer. Now if you are a college or high school student who has to do some writing but not a lot, meaning that writing complex essays and papers about the bulk of what you are going to come they still may want to bypass this text. As it may be overkill. For those of you in this category I would recommend Roget’s 21st century thesaurus, also edited by Barbara Kipfer or, the Oxford American writers thesaurus. Which is a great thesaurus with a wealth of information, but which is in a much faster to use dictionary format. However once again, for serious writers I now think that this “Roget’s international thesaurus” is or will become indispensable. to you!
invincible
I had to update an old (1963) thesaurus. I do a lot of technical writing and using synonyms often helps to keep the writing and references clear. I purchased the Oxford Writers Thesaurus and Roget's 21 Century Thesaurus to start with and neither really were much help. The Oxford thesaurus is a beautiful book and very easy to use but would only provide synonyms for the primary and at most secondary definitions for a word. While Roget's 21 Century Thesaurus was much better in getting me to the right word, the pages are so thin and the print is so small that it was just a pain to work with.

So I got the 7th edition of Roget's International Thesaurus and I love it. It covers words comprehensively, provides me with plenty of ideas and choices and is easy to use and read. Please note that this thesaurus is organized with the old style word index/category structure instead of the dictionary structure. I don't mind it, but I know many people don't like it.

For $20 you get a thesaurus that is larger, more comprehensive, easier to use, and easier to read than the other thesaurses out there. To me this was a no brainer.
Varshav
I am an English language teacher. I purchased this book for three of my students and myself. I use it practically every day. At first, it is a bit daunting trying to use it, because it is not organized like other Thesauruses. However, took the time to look it over and discovered a huge index in the back, listing the words in alphabetical order. The front half of the book is organized by theme. These two options for looking up words is brilliant. Have you ever tried to think of a word and said, "It's right on the tip of my tongue!" You can't think of the word, but you know the topic or theme it's related to...you pick up Roget's and look at the theme organized section, which is not alphabetical. Another day you know the word, but want a synonym or antonym for it. You go to the back half, alphabetical Index, and find the word. In both cases, there is a reference number to locate the section with the info you need. Did I say, "I love this book!" My English learners (intermediate to advanced) are able to use the system. It's a great way to build up their vocabulary knowledge without having to dig around for challenging sentences. It's a great conversational tool also. It's density allows for a challenging experience for anyone with any purpose. Challenging, but fun and productive.
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