Top 10 of Everything 2002

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The worst storms, the richest rulers, the fastest cars, the highest jumps, the deadliest snakes, the brightest stars, the hottest hits. A great new 2002 edition of the best-selling guide to the top "pick-of-the-lists" and record breakers-completely revised and updated. Outstanding coverage of sports, music, film, and television. Over 1,000 Top 10 lists based on the latest research by leading experts. Bursting with astounding, thought-provoking and hilarious facts on every subject under the sun. A treat for trivia...
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The worst storms, the richest rulers, the fastest cars, the highest jumps, the deadliest snakes, the brightest stars, the hottest hits. A great new 2002 edition of the best-selling guide to the top "pick-of-the-lists" and record breakers-completely revised and updated. Outstanding coverage of sports, music, film, and television. Over 1,000 Top 10 lists based on the latest research by leading experts. Bursting with astounding, thought-provoking and hilarious facts on every subject under the sun. A treat for trivia lovers and statistics buffs and an indispensable general knowledge guide for all the family.

Author Biography: Russell Ash is the uncontested king of lists. He began his career in publishing in 1967, and then established his own publishing company in 1973. His books include Incredible Comparisons, The World in One Day, and Factastic Millennium Facts.

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A must for trivia lovers, more than 1,000 top ten lists cover areas as diverse as the worst floods, bestselling albums, and most college football Bowl wins.
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This latest edition of the popular book of lists has the browsing appeal of the Guinness Book of World Records, with the advantage of a large format and many attractive color photos. Hundreds of lists are organized under broad categories: e.g., The Universe and The Earth, Culture and Learning, Music and Musicians, Stage and Screen, The Sports World, and more. Sources for information are usually given, and there is a detailed index, making this a useful quick reference tool. Want to know the top ten largest countries or the highest mountains? The most dangerous occupations? The best-selling global brands? The baseball players with the most career strikeouts? The most common phobias? Here's the place to look. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, DK, 288p. illus. index., $17.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; KLIATT , November 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 6)
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Gr 4 Up-Ash has hit on a winning formula. He has managed to create a volume as informative as an almanac and as appealing as the ever-popular Guinness World Record books. The layout is attractive and colorful photographs abound. Major headings covering such topics as "Life on Earth," "Commerce & Industry," "Culture & Learning," and "Stage & Screen" are packed with current statistics and facts. Historical information is provided in many of the "first" lists, e.g., "First Countries to Give Women the Vote." The section on transportation has several gruesome statistics including "The 10 Worst Motor Vehicle and Road Disasters." This book is sure to get lots of browsing attention and has much supplemental information for report writers. Libraries will want to update their earlier editions.-Laura Younkin, Ballard High School, Louisville, KY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789480422
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.15 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Ash is the uncontested king of lists. Not simply a career, listmaking is his legend, facts his friends, statistics his sanctuary, trivia his triumph. He was descended from a family of craftsmen who were London goldsmiths and silversmiths for several generations since the 17th century — the most notable being Claudius Ash (1792-1854), one of the principal inventors of false teeth. His father was a bookbinder at the British Museum. Born in 1946, educated at Bedford Modern School, Mr. Ash attended Durham University where he earned a Joint Honours BA in Anthropology and Geology. Russell Ash began his career in publishing as a picture researcher in 1967; he moved on in 1973 to establish his own publishing company, Ash & Grant, and was a director of Weidenfeld & Nicholson and Pavilion Books. Mr. Ash has spent most of the past 30 years as a freelance writer and contributor to almost 100 non-fiction titles on such subjects as art (particularly the Impressionists and other late nineteenth-century painters), animals real and fictitious (he is the official "biographer" of Paddington Bear), and humor. He has compiled various award-winning popular reference titles, including the perennial bestselling Top Ten of Everything, which has also inspired a weekly network children's television series in the UK (in which he appears). He has also written Incredible Comparisons, which features a variety of fascinating objects side by side with accompanying statistics. The World in One Day is his 1997 bestseller for children, chronicling all the facts about daily life. His latest children's book, Factastic Millennium Facts, is packed with intriguing information and entertaining anecdotes covering the key worldwide political, social , and cultural events of the last 1,000 years. Russell Ash is currently an author, occasional journalist, and packager of books in the UK and US. He lives in a large Victorian house (which he is restoring) in Sussex, England with his wife, daughter, and two sons. He has recently returned to the family tradition by learning the craft of silversmithing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
The Universe & The Earth
Star Gazing 10
Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets 12
Space Discoveries 14
Space Explorers 16
Waterworld 18
Islands of the World 20
The Face of the Earth 22
World Weather 24
Out of This World 26
Natural Disasters 28
Life on Earth
Land Animals 32
Marine Animals 34
Flying Animals 36
Popular Pets 38
Creepy Crawlies 40
Livestock 42
Trees & Forests 44
The Human World
The Human Body & Health 48
Lifestyle 50
Cradle to the Grave 52
Marriage & Divorce 54
People on the Move 56
What's in a Name? 58
World Leaders & Politics 60
Human Achievements 62
The Nobel Prize 64
Criminal Records 66
Capital Punishment 68
Murder File 70
Military Matters 72
The World at War 74
World Religions 76
Town & Country
Country Matters 80
World & Country Populations 82
Future Shock 84
Parks & Reserves 86
World Cities 88
States of the US 90
Place Names 92
The Tallest Buildings 94
Bridges & Other Structures 96
Culture & Learning
Word Power 100
Children at School 102
Higher Education 104
Libraries of the World 106
Book Firsts & Records 108
Best-Sellers & Literary Awards 110
The Press 112
Toys & Games 114
Art on Show 116
Art on Sale 118
20th-Century Artists 120
Women Artists 122
Objects of Desire 124
Music & Musicians
Popular Songs 128
Chart Hits 130
Record Firsts 132
Chart Toppers 134
Hit Singles of the Decades 136
Hit Albums of the Decades 138
Female Singers 140
All-Time Greats 142
Top of the Pops 144
Music Genres 146
Gold & Platinum Disks 148
Classical & Opera 150
Stage & Screen
All the World's a Stage 154
Film Hits 156
Films of the Decades 158
Film Genres 160
Oscar-Winning Films 162
Oscar-Winning Stars 164
And the Winner Is 166
Leading Men 168
Leading Ladies 170
The Directors & Writers 172
The Studios 174
Film Out-Takes 176
Film Music 178
Animated Action 180
On the Radio 182
Top TV 184
TV Awards 186
Top Videos 188
Commerce & Industry
Wealth of Nations 192
Workers of the World 194
Company Matters 196
Advertising & Brands 198
Retail Therapy 200
That's Rich 202
Natural Resources 204
Energy & Environment 206
Science & Invention 208
Communication Matters 210
The World Wide Web 212
Hazards at Home & Work 214
Industrial & Other Disasters 216
Food for Thought 218
Sweet Dreams 220
Alcoholic & Soft Drinks 222
On the Move
Speed Records 226
Cars & Road Transport 228
Road Accidents 230
Rail Transport 232
Water Transport 234
Air Records 236
Air Transport 238
World Tourism 240
The Sports World
Summer Olympics 244
Winter Olympics 246
Football Facts 248
Athletic Achievements 250
Basketball Bests 252
Combat Sports 254
Baseball Teams 256
Baseball Stars 258
International Soccer 260
Free Wheelers 262
Auto Racing 264
Golfing Greats 266
Horse Racing 268
Hockey Highlights 270
What a Racket 272
Water Sports 274
Winter Sports 276
Sports Trivia 278
Index 280
Acknowledgments 287
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