The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.
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The Plague and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Author: Fiona MacDonald

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 9780836858983

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the illnesses, plagues, diagnoses, and treatments during the Middle Ages.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005

Author: World Almanac

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886879396

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 1884

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2004

Author: William A. McGeveran

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886879105

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 9776

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
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The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 9690

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach
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National Geographic Visual History of the World

Author: Klaus Berndl

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 709

Looks at the important events and figures in world history, from 4000 B.C. to the present day.
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The Areas of My Expertise

Author: John Hodgman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653612

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 9658

In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although bestsellers such as Poor Richard’s Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true. Here is a different kind of handy desk reference, one in which all of the historical oddities and amazing true facts are sifted through the singular, illuminating imagination of John Hodgman—which is the nice way of saying: He made it all up. John Hodgman brings his considerable expertise to bear in answering all of the questions book buyers have been asking: -What are the mottoes of the 51 United States? THE ANSWER IS PROVIDED -Who were the U.S. presidents who had hooks for hands? THE ANSWER IS PROVIDED -What role does the Yale secret society “Skull and Bones” play in the secret world government? THERE IS NO SECRET WORLD GOVERNMENT -What was the menu at the first Thanksgiving, and did it include eels? Technically, that is two questions, but do not apologize, for John Hodgman shall answer them both... LATER. -Aside from a compendium of fake trivia, what is the best kind of book to write? A SIMPLE TABLE OF THE 55 MOST DRAMATIC LITERARY SITUATIONS PROVIDES THE ANSWER, and John Hodgman is the author of that table. Imagine if The Book of Lists had been rewritten by Peter Cook and Jorge Luis Borges under the pseudonym of “John Hodgman” and then renamed The Areas of My Expertise, and you will only begin to have a sense of the dizzying, uproarious, sublimely weird, and strangely wise journey that is contained within this book (along with all the pages and words). Perfect for anyone who thirsts for knowledge, and especially for collectors of books of fake trivia, The Areas of My Expertise offers through absurdity a better understanding of the world we share—and recognizes that while the truth may be stranger than fiction, it is never as strange as lies...or as true. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
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Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days

Author: Ken Jennings

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780345504722

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 544

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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.
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The best book of baseball facts & stats

Author: Luke Friend,Don Zminda,John Mehno

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781554070497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2719

A comprehensive and compact compendium of baseball statistics and facts that profiles 100 players, charts franchises, details key games and every World Series since 1903, profiles the best managers, lists award winners, gives stats by position, and more.
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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.),National Geographic Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426327722

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 5837

Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.
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Montana Almanac

Author: Andrea Merrill-Maker

Publisher: Insiders' Guide (CT)

ISBN: 9780762736553

Category: Reference

Page: 375

View: 9048

Montana Almanac is an indispensable fact book that should grace the shelves of every Montana household. Completely revised and updated, the second edition is just as fact-packed and fascinating as the first, and offers a few more surprises for even the most knowledgable Montanaphile. Photographs, charts, maps, illustrations, and a handy index put this wealth of information about the Treasure State at your fingertips.
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National Geographic almanac of geography

Author: Roger M. Downs,Frederick A. Day

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 5787

A geographical almanac, discussing historical, physical and human geography.
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The People's almanac presents the book of lists

Author: David Wallechinsky,Irving Wallace,Amy Wallace

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: 9780688031831

Category: Reference

Page: 521

View: 9284

Lists of interesting, intriguing, noteworthy, popular, important, and other people, places, events, and things are accompanied by commentaries, notes, and explanations
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2006

Author: Ken Park

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886879655

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 1076

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
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National Geographic almanac of American history

Author: James Miller,John Milliken Thompson,Hugh Ambrose,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6940

Uses images, maps, historic facts, and concise analysis to provide an in-depth resource on United States history.
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Everything Is Miscellaneous

The Power of the New Digital Disorder

Author: David Weinberger

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429927956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5473

Business visionary and bestselling author David Weinberger shows how the digital revolution is radically changing the way we make sense of our lives Human beings are information omnivores: we are constantly collecting, labeling, and organizing data. But today, the shift from the physical to the digital is mixing, burning, and ripping our lives apart. In the past, everything had its one place—the physical world demanded it—but now everything has its places: multiple categories, multiple shelves. Simply put, everything is suddenly miscellaneous. In Everything Is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger charts the new principles of digital order that are remaking business, education, politics, science, and culture. In his rollicking tour of the rise of the miscellaneous, he examines why the Dewey decimal system is stretched to the breaking point, how Rand McNally decides what information not to include in a physical map (and why Google Earth is winning that battle), how Staples stores emulate online shopping to increase sales, why your children's teachers will stop having them memorize facts, and how the shift to digital music stands as the model for the future in virtually every industry. Finally, he shows how by "going miscellaneous," anyone can reap rewards from the deluge of information in modern work and life. From A to Z, Everything Is Miscellaneous will completely reshape the way you think—and what you know—about the world.
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World Almanac World Atlas

Author: Hammond World Atlas Corporation

Publisher: Hammond World Atlas Corporation

ISBN: 9780843709377

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Visually engaging and graphically sophisticated, this outstanding atlas combines state-of-the-art cartography with a wealth of fascinating and useful information from The World Almanac. It is sure to be a cherished volume in anyone's home or office library..66 pages of compelling facts and figures from the The World Almanac about the world and the nations that constitute it.State-of-the-art, up-to-date world maps with hypsometric and bathymetric relief.Comprehensive Master Index
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