It is a truly painstaking task to compile a dictionary. This work requires inspiration, diligence, vast knowledge, and so on. For many years, I have used Rizzoli Larousse Mini Dictionary Italian English/English
The International Who’s Who 2012 has been generally acclaimed as one of the most authoritative information sources in the world. This Routledge’s edition boasts of more than 24,000 biographies of famous people
One of the most challenging enterprises in the field of intercultural dialogue is the translation of a masterpiece. Rarely, one adequately translates a book of great importance into another language. We should respect a
The British Broadcasting Corporation has produced many excellent documentaries, enjoying both critical acclaim and commercial success. Its film Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello, directed by John Bridcut, 2011,
Famous scientist Carl Sagan’s sci-fi novel Contact (1985) is a creative study of possibilities, which could entail an encounter with aliens. His profound knowledge of astrophysics laid a substantial foundation for the amazing plotline. Indeed, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, conducted by radio astronomers, is one of the most viable ways to establish communications with aliens. Diverse knowledge of Dr. Sagan, ranging from philosophy to fine arts, added bright colors to this sci-fi narration. But, along with undisputable virtues of the novel, there ...
Some encyclopedias, published in English-speaking countries, have been created with the help of international contributors with hands-on expertise. Moreover, the encyclopedias have been compiled and printed through the professional use of modern equipment. That is why, their readers should expect a high-end product, indeed. But, in certain respect it is not true. The sources they list at the end of entries are primarily in English. Such superficial approach doesn't provide us with thorough knowledge.
Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the most authoritative reference books in the world. Its wide range of topics and clearcut style are praiseworthy indeed. But, the encyclopedia is also characterized by a political bias in certain issues. Well, one shouldn't object to propaganda overtones in a party publication. However, a reference book must be guarded against such propaganda involvement. Unfortunately, editors and authors of Britannica have succumbed to a temptation of the worldly opinions. For example, they highly appreciated a demonic Leon Trotsky, who led the Red Army ...