5 Stars Out Of 5
A Great Surprise
December 29, 2010
Laguna Hills, CA
Having first used Bauer decades ago, I was not particularly excited about the expensive, but necessary, proposition of buying the newest edition. Then I heard about this so-called concise version.
I assumed that it would be rather thin on content and therefore an unacceptable compromise. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everything about this volume is first rate. The construction, design and content are exceptional. The entries themselves are very thorough. The definitions, glosses, and notes are much more comprehensive than I could have imagined. In fact, aside from the missing bibliographies from the standard version, I find this volume to be as helpful, and more user friendly. All in all, a wonderful achievement.