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The Top Ten of Everything

The Top Ten of Everything

by Russell Ash

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YAAsh has gone The Guinness Book of World Records one better. In this colorful title, he has amassed thousands of statistics on topics of popular interest, listing the 10 most (or least) common, popular, expensive, or best in each category. Despite the British bias and the author's ready admission that certain categories (populations, sporting records, movie/music entries, award winners, etc.) become instantly if not annually outdated, his treatment of popular-culture tidbits is as accurate as can be expected. The wide range of categories reported spans from the natural sciences (the Earth, universe, and human body), to entertainment (music, stage, radio, sports, and travel). Bright, splashy, full-color photos enliven the columnar text, as do relevant ``Did you know'' sidebars. Ash's tongue-in-cheek book is akin to David Letterman gone straight, and this bona fide Top Ten of Everything will delight and inform YAs in every kind of library. A browser's dream.Carol Beall, Immanuel Christian School, Springfield, VA
A collection of record breakers in all areas of human achievement and the natural world, such as the universe, life on Earth, religion, population, culture and learning, music, entertainment, travel, and sports. Largest shopping mall in the US: Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance, CA. Highest earning rock stars in the world: Guns n' Roses. Country with most daily newspapers: Russia (4,808). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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DK Publishing, Inc.
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1st American ed
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8.52(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.90(d)

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