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Overview

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

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Noting that The World Almanac and Book of Facts contains more than a thousand pages of information only begins to tap the riches of this inexpensive trade paperback and NOOK Book original. This ready reference annual contains a treasure trove of useful facts, statistics, and details about every topic under the sun; from history and geography; to politics, science, and economics; to pop culture and sports. The most popular go-to guide for the upcoming year.

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“The World Almanac® is the most useful reference book known to modern man.”—Los Angeles Times

“The most versatile single volume, and probably the biggest bargain on the shelf.”—Esquire

“For the most information in one source, The World Almanac® remains the champion.”—American Library Association

“My #1 reference work for facts.” —Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600571626
  • Publisher: World Almanac Books
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: World Almanac Series
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Janssen is the senior editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids, and other diverse titles. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    It's all there, but ...

    The facts are all there, but the navigation leaves much to be desired. I would recommend the paperback as a better choice.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

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    one of the best reference works ever

    it is a great compendium of a lot of different things you might want to look up about the world..... whether it's, say, what country we import the most oil from, what trading partners or leader a small country somewhere that you just heard about in the news has, or info about a newsworthy event last year, this is the quickest place to go for it.

    In my opinion this is almost as essential as a dictionary for a book you should have at arm's reach when you need it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Always One of My Favorite Books

    I'm an information junkie and, for years, I bought the paper version of "The World Almanac and Book of Facts." I'm glad to see it's now available as an e-book!

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    The book takes an extraordinary amount of time to open on my Noo

    The book takes an extraordinary amount of time to open on my Nook SimpleTouch, or I would have rated it higher.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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