Top 10 of Everything 2008by Russell Ash
With annual sales of 200,000 copies, The Top 10 of Everything is clearly the place people go to get the lowdown on what or who was the best, worst, richest, fiercest, deadliest, or simply biggest of practically anything. It features 600 lists on a diverse range of subjects, from blockbuster movies and music to stellar universities, from crime and punishment/i>
With annual sales of 200,000 copies, The Top 10 of Everything is clearly the place people go to get the lowdown on what or who was the best, worst, richest, fiercest, deadliest, or simply biggest of practically anything. It features 600 lists on a diverse range of subjects, from blockbuster movies and music to stellar universities, from crime and punishment to popular drinks. Find out which stars of stage and screen shone the brightest and which terrestrial animals weigh the most. See which habitable buildings are the tallest and which bodies are the largest in the solar system. Check out stats on airlines, crops, natural disasters, and sports. Some of the lists are entirely new; some are updated with the latest news, and all appear on attractively illustrated spreads with excellent background information. “First” and “Fast” fact boxes pinpoint the pioneers and the most recent achievers in various endeavors. It’s entertaining and educational!
The "Top 10 of Everything" series from Sterling (published annually) continues to be popular and entertaining, offering definitions and source notes that warm the cockles of every librarian's heart. Lists for the most performed cosmetic procedures, the highest carbon dioxide-emitting countries, and the top mockumentaries make it hard to put this volume down. Series editor Ash qualifies the ground rules for each category and cites the source. Some entries are annual updates, while others, e.g., the lightest and heaviest elements, are likely to remain closed rankings. With over 10,000 lists in play, each year's collection is a surprise. Big, colorful photographs and pertinent historical tidbits add to the addictive mix. There is also a list of web sites for further inquiry. The official web site offers special features like a trivia quiz.
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This book has everything you could possibly need to know. Simply wonderful. Very useful at times. It truely kept me entertained, with such intresting facts.