Top 10 of Everything 2002

Top 10 of Everything 2002

by Russell Ash
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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KLIATT
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)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789480422
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
11.15(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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