The New View Almanac

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Updated for the millennium, the revolutionary almanac uses an all-visual collection of computer graphics to convey essential information. More than 2,000 charts, ...

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Overview

Updated for the millennium, the revolutionary almanac uses an all-visual collection of computer graphics to convey essential information. More than 2,000 charts, graphs, and maps covering 85 topics make this almanac one of the most exciting references available today.

Thousands of facts and hundreds of essays on:

  • HEALTH & NUTRITION
  • LIFESTYLES & PASTIMES
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT
  • POPULATION & VITAL STATISTICS
  • DRUGS & CRIME
  • ENVIRONMENT & GEOGRAPHY
  • AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
  • TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
  • MONEY & BUSINESS
  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • SPORTS & RECORDS
  • EDUCATION & LEARNING

Provides facts and figures on a wide variety of topics, including health and nutrition, science and technology, and sports and records, accompanied by easily understood graphics.

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"Attractive, accessible, and authoritative, its highly visual format makes all the other dull and confusing almanacs obsolete," says the press release that came with this book. This is an overstatement, for while the graphics do illustrate statistical data, there are no numbers to back up the charts. It will still be necessary to "sift . . . through cramped columns and tiny numbers" if this is to be anything more than a source of pictures to illustrate homework There is no bibliography. Graphs and charts list a source, but never more than the name of an organization or government agency (U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture), without a date. The book is divided into 12 sections, each with a short introductory essay and a sidebar of fast facts. Within the sections are brief essays and more fact sidebars--reminiscent of "USA Today". The more than 2,000 charts and graphs are attractive and well-designed. Topics covered range from the number of prime-time TV viewers in the U.S. per night to the top-10 PAC spenders, Amtrak operating expenditures, and how users learn about Web sites. Both the black-and-white and color illustrations have strong enough contrast to photocopy well. In conjunction with other reference materials, this book can provide the illustrations teachers like in homework assignments An optional purchase for an adult collection, where it would be more suitable as a browsing tool than as a reference source, this almanac could be useful in a children's department serving upper-elementary and middle-school students.
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An outstanding addition to almost any collection. This visual almanac uses nearly 2,000 graphics (charts, graphs, maps, etc.) to present statistics and information about the US, with something to interest or intrigue on nearly every page. Topics begin with a brief overview and fingertip facts, followed by a variety of statistics presented in bar graphs, pie charts, and other—often full-color—visuals. Subject areas include health, lifestyles, government, population statistics, crime, the environment, agriculture, transportation, business, technology, sports, and education. A source is given for the statistics in each chart, but users won't know much more than that (the composition and size of the sample, who gathered it and how, how it was analyzed, etc.). They'll have to accept for themselves that the US Bureau of the Census's data on single-parent households and the Association of American Snackfoods's numbers on the amount of guacamole consumed on Super Bowl Sunday are equally credible. Despite that limitation, this is a treasure to rival editions of The Guinness Book of World Records as a browsing favorite.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567111231
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Premiere ed
  • Pages: 608
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.53 (d)

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