The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005

Author: William A. McGeveran

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886879389

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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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 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 9410

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 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009

Author: C. Alan Joyce,Sarah Janssen,M.L. Liu

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9781600571053

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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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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World almanac & book of facts

Author: Ken Park

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886878726

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 4037

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 for Kids 2011

Author: World Almanac Books,Sarah Janssen

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9781600571367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 1017

Offers facts on a range of topics, from animals to weather and from computers to sports.
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The Areas of My Expertise

Author: John Hodgman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101653612

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 5095

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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The Plague and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Author: Fiona MacDonald

Publisher: Gareth Stevens

ISBN: 9780836858983

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5833

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

Author: William A. McGeveran

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886879389

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 8619

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 World History

Author: Patricia Daniels,Stephen Garrison Hyslop

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213913

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 6975

Presents a reference guide that provides authoritative maps, charts, and chronologies complemented by informative essays covering all the major periods of human history between the time of the Neanderthals and the nuclear age.
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The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

View: 9867

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

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Looks at the important events and figures in world history, from 4000 B.C. to the present day.
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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013

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

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426309244

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

View: 8889

Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.
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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: 2386

A geographical almanac, discussing historical, physical and human geography.
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Montana Almanac

Author: Andrea Merrill-Maker

Publisher: Insiders' Guide (CT)

ISBN: 9780762736553

Category: Reference

Page: 375

View: 7001

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 Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Author: Amy Shields

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 9700

Provides answers to commonly asked questions such as "Why does my skin wrinkle in the tub?" and "Why do we see a rainbow?"
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The Ultimate Book of Sharks

Author: Brian Skerry

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426330715

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 192

View: 571

An in-depth guide to sharks includes information on where they live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not certain species pose a danger to humans.
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Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

View: 7751

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Popular Science: Almanac for Kids

Author: Editors of Popular Science Magazine

Publisher: Popular Science

ISBN: 9781931933698

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 2253

An illustrated science reference answers questions and offers facts, projects, experiments, and interesting stories.
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National Geographic Almanac of American History

Author: James Miller,John Thompson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200991

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6839

Presents an in-depth resource on United States history with images, maps, and essays containing historic facts and concise analysis.
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