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The Top Ten of Everything 1999

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Who was the tallest U.S. President? Which country has the highest crime rate? Who is the most published author of all time? Covers more than 600 topics. Ranging from best-selling ice cream flavors to deadliest snakes, new features in 1999 include "Then & Now," (comparative lists from year to year); 100-year anniversaries; and "Snapfacts" that highlight unusual facts from the lists. Full color photographs .Up-to-the-minute information.
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Overview

Who was the tallest U.S. President? Which country has the highest crime rate? Who is the most published author of all time? Covers more than 600 topics. Ranging from best-selling ice cream flavors to deadliest snakes, new features in 1999 include "Then & Now," (comparative lists from year to year); 100-year anniversaries; and "Snapfacts" that highlight unusual facts from the lists. Full color photographs .Up-to-the-minute information.
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Full of fascinating facts and intriguing trivia that explore every facet of human achievement and natural wonders, The Top 10 of Everything 2001 is a compendium of knowledge and entertainment. Featuring more than 400 colorful illustrations, it has more than 1,000 lists on subjects ranging from Oscar winners to the world's richest people, from speed records to rail and transport disasters. This annual review is No. 1 for anyone looking to rank the best of the best.
Asbury Park Press
Outrageous, entertaining fun.
VOYA
There are at least six top reasons for purchasing this entertaining and browseable book. First, your library reference books budget includes a little extra this year for something not entirely necessary but definitely fun. Second, DK's shiny cover and glossy format rival the millennium edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for packaging coolness with its gorgeously reproduced photographs and impeccable design. Third, reading aloud from any page in Ash's book of lists would be an effective advertising tool for it during a junior high booktalk. Fourth, the content of the lists themselves is widely varied, including inventories of the "Youngest Female Singers to Have a Number One Single in the U.S." and "Top 10 Kevin Spacey Movies." Fifth, "Pop-Up Video"-esque squares along the lower margin of select pages offer still more trivial information about the subjects listed on the page. And sixth, Readers can check the box on page 223, "World Tourism," to discover the home of the first roller coaster. The aforementioned impeccable design will draw browsers irresistibly and possibly even encourage reluctant researchers. One can consider Ash's Top 10 to be a cram sheet and guarantor of success in the Teen Trivial Pursuit challenge of your library. To ensure a librarian win, do not display book until after the trivia game. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2001 (orig. 2000), DK, Illus. Photos. 288p. Ages 12 to 15. Reviewer: Amy S. Pattee VOYA, February 2001 (Vol. 23, No.6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789435248
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
The Universe & The Earth
Star Gazing 12
Asteroids, Meteorites & Comets 14
Space Firsts 16
Space Explorers 18
Waterworld 20
Islands of the World 22
The Face of the Earth 24
World Weather 26
Out of This World 28
Natural Disasters 30
Life on Earth
Extinct & Endangered 34
Land Animals 36
Marine Animals 40
Flying Animals 42
Cats, Dogs & Pets 44
Creepy Crawlies 46
Trees & Forests 50
The Human World
The Human Body & Health 54
Diet & Fitness 56
Births, Marriages & Deaths 58
What's in a Name? 60
World Royalty 62
The Political World 64
Human Achievements 66
The Nobel Century 68
Criminal Records 70
Murder File 72
Military Matters 74
Air Wars 76
World Religions 78
Town & Country
Countries of the World 82
World Cities 84
The States of the US 86
Place Names 88
The Tallest Buildings 90
Bridges & Other Structures 92
Culture & Learning
Word Power 96
Children in School 98
Higher Education 100
Book Firsts & Records 102
Bestsellers & Literary Awards 104
The Press 106
Toys & Games 108
Art on Show 110
Art on Sale 112
20th-Century Artists 114
Objects of Desire 116
Music
Chart Hits 122
Record Firsts 124
Chart Toppers 126
Hit Singles of the Decades 128
Hit Albums of the Decades 130
Female Singers 132
Female Groups 134
Star Singles & Albums 136
Pop Stars of the 90s 138
Music Genres 140
Gold & Platinum Albums 144
Oscar-Winning Movie Music 146
Soundtrack Smashes 148
Music Awards 150
Classical & Opera 152
Stage & Screen
All the World's a Stage 156
Box-Office Winners 158
Movie Hits 160
Movies of the Decades 162
Movie Genres 164
Oscar-Winning Movies 166
Oscar-Winning Stars 168
And the Winner Is 172
Leading Men 174
Leading Ladies 176
Character Actors 178
Character Actresses 180
The Directors 182
Movie Outtakes 184
Animated Action 186
On the Radio 188
Top TV 190
Music on TV 192
Top Videos 194
The Commercial World
Workers & Inventors 198
The Financial World 200
Wealth & Riches 202
Advertising & Brands 204
Imports & Exports 206
Communication Matters 208
Energy & Environment 210
Accidents at Home & Work 212
Industrial & Other Disasters 214
Food for Thought 216
Sweet Treats 218
Alcoholic & Soft Drinks 220
World Tourism 222
On the Move
Speed Records 226
Cars & Road Transportation 228
Road Accidents & Disasters 230
Rail Transportation 232
Water Transportation 234
Air Records 236
Air Transportation 238
Sports
Olympic Records 242
Sporting Heroes 244
Football Feats 246
Athletic Achievements 248
Basketball Bests 250
Combat Sports 252
Baseball Teams 254
Baseball Stars 256
International Soccer 258
On Two Wheels 260
Auto Racing 262
Golfing Greats 264
Horse Racing 266
Hockey Headlines 268
Tennis Triumphs 270
Team Games 272
Water Sports 274
Winter Sports 276
Sports Trivia 278
Index 280
Acknowledgments 288
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