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This fully updated edition of the perennial DK classic is an indispensable reference for trivia buffs, statistic hounds, or those who are curious about anything.

Bursting with thought—provoking and often hilarious facts—from the world's richest people to the world's deadliest spiders—The Top 10 of Everything 2003 is the latest annual edition or DK's perennially popular compendium of knowledge. Fully updated, The Top 10 of Everything 2003 contains more than 1,000 Top 10 lists. ...

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Overview

This fully updated edition of the perennial DK classic is an indispensable reference for trivia buffs, statistic hounds, or those who are curious about anything.

Bursting with thought—provoking and often hilarious facts—from the world's richest people to the world's deadliest spiders—The Top 10 of Everything 2003 is the latest annual edition or DK's perennially popular compendium of knowledge. Fully updated, The Top 10 of Everything 2003 contains more than 1,000 Top 10 lists. This eminently readable and brilliantly illustrated book is sure to educate and entertain.

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The richest celebrities; the busiest web sites; the largest diamonds; the fastest cars; the most popular books; the ten bodies most visited by spacecraft: Russell Ash's annual compendium of news makers and record breakers earns its own superlatives. The coverage of sports, music, movies, and television is exceptional; and this meticulously updated assemblage promises to be a super-treat for trivia lovers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789489173
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
The Universe & the Earth
Heavenly Bodies 10
Journeys into Space 12
Space Explorers 14
Waterworld 16
On Top of the World 18
Face of the Earth 20
Out of This World 22
World Weather 24
Natural Disasters 26
Life on Earth
Extinct & Endangered Species 30
Natural Killers 32
Land Animals 34
Aquatic Animals 36
Flying Animals 38
Creepy Crawlies 40
Best in Show 42
Trees & Plants 44
Fruit & Nuts 46
Crops & Livestock 48
The Human World
The Human Body & Health 52
The Human Condition 54
Cradle to the Grave 56
For Better or For Worse 58
What's in a Name? 60
Organizations 62
Politics & Royalty 64
The First to ... 66
The Nobel Prize 68
Criminal Records 70
Murder File 72
Wars & Battles 74
World War II 76
Modern Military 78
World Religions 80
Town & Country
Countries of the World 84
World & Country Populations 86
People on the Move 88
World Cities 90
Future Shock 92
Place Names 94
Great Buildings 96
Culture & Learning
Mind Your Language 100
Children at School 102
Higher Education 104
Libraries of the World 106
Bestsellers 108
Literary Awards 110
Poetry Please 112
The Press 114
Art at Auction 116
Sculptures & Statues 118
Art on Show 120
Objects of Desire 122
Popular Passions 124
Music & Musicians
Popular Songs 128
Hit Singles 130
Hit Albums 132
Chart Hits 134
US Chart Toppers 136
Gold & Platinum 138
All-Time Greats 140
The Beatles 142
Music Genres 144
The Grammys 146
Classical & Opera 148
Broadcast Music 150
Movie Music 152
Stage & Screen
Encore! Encore! 156
Theater Awards 158
Film of the Year 160
Film Hits 162
Film Genres 164
Comedy Strip 166
Animated Films 168
Leading Men 170
Leading Ladies 172
Yesterday's Stars 174
Today's Directors 176
The Studios 178
Oscar-Winning Films 180
Oscar-Winning Stars 182
And the Winner is... 184
Out Takes 186
Top Video 188
Sound & Vision 190
TV & Radio Awards 192
Commercial World
World Finance 196
Workers of the World 198
Advertising & Brands 200
Shopping Lists 202
Wealth & Riches 204
Treasure Trove 206
Energy & Environment 208
Science & Technology 210
Keep in Touch 212
World Wide Web 214
Hazards at Home & Work 216
Food for Thought 218
Sweet Treats 220
Drink Up 222
Transportation & Tourism
Speed Freaks 226
Long Distance 228
Going Underground 230
On the Road 232
All at Sea 234
Up & Away 236
World Tourism 238
Sport & Leisure
Summer Olympics 242
Winter Olympics 244
Winter Sports 246
Field Athletics 248
Going the Distance 250
Football 252
Basketball Bests 254
Baseball Teams 256
Baseball Stars 258
International Soccer 260
Hockey Highlights 262
Racket Sports 264
Golfing Greats 266
Water Sports 268
Combat Sports 270
Horsing Around 272
On Two Wheels 274
Auto Racing 276
Leisure Pursuits 278
Index 280
Acknowledgments 282
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2003

    SWEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a 'must read' book! Ever had on a test 'What are the top ten largest diamonds'? This book will tell you. If you ever feal the urge to see what the first cartoon was, or anything else, get this book! It will entertain you for hours!

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