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The New Penguin Factfinder

The New Penguin Factfinder

by David Crystal
     
 
The New Penguin Factfinder is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date general factbook available. Organized in thematic sections that cover topics as diverse as science and technology, sports and culture, and religion and mythology, this invaluable volume is a goldmine of facts, figures, and statistics. Backed by maps, diagrams, and a full index,

Overview

The New Penguin Factfinder is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date general factbook available. Organized in thematic sections that cover topics as diverse as science and technology, sports and culture, and religion and mythology, this invaluable volume is a goldmine of facts, figures, and statistics. Backed by maps, diagrams, and a full index, The New 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 medallists, this is the essential source of information.

Author Biography: David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the editor of The New Penguin Encyclopedia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141011097
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.51(d)

Meet the Author

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor, and the editor of The New Penguin Encyclopedia.

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