This new version of the Dictionary is indebted to a much larger number of people than can be listed here. But it is particularly indebted to the following: Margaret Batty, Brian E. Beck, D.A. Levistone Cooney, D. Colin Dews, Peter S. Forsaith, E. Dorothy Graham, Susan R. Howdle, John H. Lenton, Albert W. Mosley, John R. Pritchard, Robin P. Roddie, Geoffrey R. Senior, Colin C. Short, C. Jeffrey Spittall and Martin Wellings. And to my son Dr. Stephen P. Vickers, without whose expertise and technical support this whole venture would not have been possible.

John A. Vickers