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Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  823 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
From characters like Darth Maul and Yoda, to places like Naboo and Dexter's Diner, to creatures like Jabba the Hutt and Ewoks, Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary chronicles every character, weapon, starship, droid, creature, and alien in the Star Wars universe. The only comprehensive visual guide available — and now with a new, refreshed look — it features more than ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 25th 2006 by DK Children
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Freda Labianca
Jun 16, 2012 Freda Labianca rated it it was amazing
This book took me some time to go through, mostly because I was devouring every tiny detail in it. And there was a ton of detail to cover.
It is an epic look at all the films, from the real beginning, not the 80's version I originally knew of, with every part or detail you can think of.
Awesome shots from the movies accompany interesting facts that will have you turning each page only after you have read each description.
I actually learned some new things, and I was an avid fan, so that was a huge
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Dachokie
Jun 12, 2014 Dachokie rated it it was amazing
Authoritative, Thorough and Entertaining ...

This proved to be an excellent and much-appreciated birthday gift for my 8 year-old daughter who a short while ago began exhibiting a growing interest (and understanding) of all-things Star Wars.

I saw the first Star Wars movie back in the 70s and even though two more sequels were produced several years later, I never knew the original plan was to produce several prequels and (eventually) another sequel. My interest in these movies was more seasonal in
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Shane Amazon
Oct 11, 2013 Shane Amazon rated it really liked it
At 271 pages this book offers a huge amount of information both in a visual and written format. As you flip through the pages you will be stunned at how much the publisher covered in the book, and with six movies that changed the world of science fiction, covering all that the movies offered must have been a serious challenge. The book opens with covering the various characters in Episode I. Sidious, Windu, Yoda, Obi Wan, and the whole Jedi council are depicted. But that is not all. The book goe ...more
Mansour Sadhan
Apr 01, 2016 Mansour Sadhan rated it liked it
I loved Star Wars since I was a child and still do (the 4th, 5th and 6th episodes, haven't seen the 7th yet) and I also loved DK visual books since I was a kid. so this book looks perfect. I bought it and was disappointed by two things: one, most of it (70%) is about the 1st, 2nd and 3rd episodes and like the majority of all Star Wars fans, I don't like those movies. so if you like those movies this obviously a positive thing not the other way round. Secondly, the author of the book insist of co ...more
Kayla
I got this book for Christmas one year, I think it was in 7th grade but I'm not completely sure. This is a fun book to flip through and it has all of the characters from the Star Wars movies excluding The Clone Wars (which I'm perfectly O.K. with because I thought that The Clone Wars was extremely stupid and I refuse to watch the movie or the T.V. series).
Seth Spangler
Jun 10, 2010 Seth Spangler rated it it was amazing
its star wars...so its awesome! this is all i need to say..
Marie
May 04, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary features characters, weapons, tools, creatures, droids, uniforms and places from the world of Star Wars. It allows the reader to see, discover and explore those items all in one place.

I loved this book! It's beautifully presented book with wonderful large photographs, including some from the movies, as well as interesting, informative text. The book is a compilation of four previously published books/dictionaries and is organized into the following sect
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Chip Lechner
May 03, 2015 Chip Lechner rated it it was amazing
Exhaustive amount of detail and information on our favorite galaxy far far away. Minute details and great photos and drawings make this a must have for every Star Wars fan. The history of the original trilogy and the planned and now future plans are all covered in great detail with an objective and fair eye. A must for fans of all ages.
Kbord
Aug 24, 2008 Kbord rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans, costumers, artist visual reference
I love the Star Wars movies (I'm not a raving fanatic), and I'm a visual person, so this book was of interest to me.

I like the all-in-one-ness of this title. But it definitely has much more information on episodes I-III than on IV-VI. I-III get very thorough treatments, whereas IV-VI are covered more sparsely: I was somewhat disappointed with that (hence the middle rating). I don't have any of the other Star Wars visual dictionaries, so I can't say if the difference is because there just wasn't
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Curtis
Dec 29, 2009 Curtis rated it it was amazing
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One of the best books about the Star Wars Universe that I have read. It is a great starting point for someone that has a crush on someone that loves Star Wars. The knowledge in the book is laid out in a very simple way so that person can "score points" and impress their heartthrob.

So read this book and take notes if your love interest is really into Star Wars. Because who really knows that the IG-88 is part of a set of five assassin droids that killed it's creators immediately upon activation an
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Duane
Apr 22, 2009 Duane rated it it was amazing
To begin with I believe that this is the finest Star Wars reference book I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Having said that, I do feel the author focused mainly on the three newest movies and kinda lets the reader just revisit the original movies. I understand that though because there is so much out there availible on the original movies. The photographs are outstanding and the information the author reveals is just so amazing. This is a great coffee table book. Every library should have t ...more
C.
Dec 30, 2015 C. added it
Typical. Quick Read
Natasha
Mar 29, 2008 Natasha rated it it was amazing
I am always going back to these book for drawing reference and little perks about each character. These type of books are fun and easy to read, and the name itself, "Visual Dictionary," implies exactly what you can use it for, quick and easy access to many different Star Wars facts and figures!
Meadow Frisbie
Feb 07, 2011 Meadow Frisbie rated it really liked it
I absolutly loved it!! It is the coolest Star Wars info books out there.
I was blown away by all the detail; elabroate costumes, hundreds of weapons, character backrounds.
Lucas has an amazing imagination.
Travis
Apr 11, 2012 Travis rated it it was amazing
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Really fun reference book that has pictures and little bits of backstory over a staggering amount of Star Wars characters, places and stuff.

Got this for my kids, but I ended up liking it as much as they did.
Tammy
Jan 16, 2013 Tammy rated it really liked it
I think the "back stories" are amazing...like Queen Amidala's gown at the celebration in E1 is suppose to look like the flowers that grow near her home village once every 88 years.
Lora
Feb 21, 2008 Lora rated it it was amazing
I just noticed my friend's review of this book and had to add too! I agree-it is a great reference book for little boys. It also makes for a great gift for any star wars fanatic. :-)
Ismail menasterly
Sep 30, 2008 Ismail menasterly rated it really liked it
this book is great for people who like to know about creatures and people from star wars, it tells everything about them and it is good for knowing things about star wars.
Melinda
Feb 09, 2008 Melinda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone old enough to hold it without tearing pages
Excellent book in DK style, lots of great pictures, not a lot of words for the number of photos. Great coffeetable book for fans and children to pore over for hours!
The Brothers
Mar 04, 2016 The Brothers rated it it was amazing
Asher (8yo) devoured every word of this book. Of course he knew every part of Star Wars already, but he still liked reading through it all.
Theresa
Dec 15, 2013 Theresa rated it really liked it
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this is a book that is a descriptive resource of information about the people, characters, cultures, and creatures of the worlds of Star Wars.
RumBelle
Apr 05, 2016 RumBelle rated it it was amazing
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In depth detail about characters, places, vehicles and more. This is one of the best reference guides.
Stephanie Lou
Feb 20, 2008 Stephanie Lou rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: other Star Wars fans
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With two little boys (and myself) that are Star Wars fans, this is a must have reference book!
Jessica M. Ventura
Oct 02, 2013 Jessica M. Ventura rated it it was amazing
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I am a Star Wars nerd. And I'm still loving this book. (It has its own shrine) lol.
Hunter01
Apr 27, 2012 Hunter01 rated it liked it
It was cool, but i wish u could read it, all it was were pictures.
Kat
Dec 22, 2007 Kat rated it it was amazing
The pictures. . . the detail. . . the pictures. Absolutely beautiful!
Rocco Julian
Dec 29, 2012 Rocco Julian rated it it was amazing
This is the most detailed Star Wars overview I've ever seen.
Diane
May 01, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
Sweet! I am blown away with the writers' imaginations
Krista
Oct 07, 2008 Krista rated it it was amazing
For star wars nerds this book is the best!
Daniel
Jun 25, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing
A must have for any Star Wars fan or fanatic!
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Dr. David West Reynolds earned his Ph.D. in archeology at the University of Michigan. A lecturer, veteran of field expeditions on three continents and author of scientific archeological publications, Reynolds has also written X-Wing: A Pocket Manual, Tie Fighter: A Pocket Manual, and various Star Wars articles. He approaches the world of Star Wars like ancient Rome or Egypt, considering it a cultu ...more
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