The Penguin Factfinder: Second Edition

The Penguin Factfinder: Second Edition

by David Crystal
     
 

Featuring contributions from more than 250 experts, The Penguin Factfinder is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date general fact book available. Organized in thematic sections that cover topics as diverse as science and technology, sports and culture, and religion and mythology, it is a gold mine of facts, figures, and statistics. Backed by

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Featuring contributions from more than 250 experts, The Penguin Factfinder is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date general fact book available. Organized in thematic sections that cover topics as diverse as science and technology, sports and culture, and religion and mythology, it is a gold mine of facts, figures, and statistics. Backed by maps, diagrams, and a full index and now fully revised and updated, The Penguin Factfinder explores facts and figures on every conceivable topic of current interest, from world climates to musical notation. Whether you are seeking to establish the precise population of Guatemala, the chemical symbol for radium, or a list of Olympic Games medalists, this is the essential source of information.

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First published in 2003, this second edition of The Penguin Factfinder is a self-proclaimed "goldmine of facts." With contributions from hundreds of experts guided by linguist Crystal and boasting one monster of an index, it covers a variety of disciplines organized into areas of knowledge for easier browsing (e.g., history, society, arts and culture, and sports and games). While some entries are unbearably skimpy (e.g., country entries found in the "human geography" section), others provide just the kind of information one needs. Charts and maps abound. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141017051
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/27/2005
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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