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World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010
     

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010

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The World Almanac is the #1 best-selling American reference book of all time. It is the source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning. The book contains thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available which are sourced and double-checked by the staff of World Almanac experts.

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The World Almanac is the #1 best-selling American reference book of all time. It is the source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning. The book contains thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available which are sourced and double-checked by the staff of World Almanac experts.

Features in The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010

·         Year in Pictures: 16 page color photo section of the top stories of 2009, as well as 16 pages of world maps and flags and easy-to-use side abs.

·         Plus thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available; sourced and double-checked by our full-time editorial staff who are reference experts by category

World Almanac Online: www.WorldAlmanac.com

2010 will feature the third year of Bonus Content Online, extended reading to the printed edition for the same combined price of $12.99. This year will feature details about the Bush Legacy and the Obama Presidency plus lots more free information available year-round at worldalmanac.com: historical presidential information, health news and features, and early access to WA10 info.

Once online, look for The World Almanac Blog, launched in 2006 and every weekday featuring

·         New original entries, including provocative postings such as Unbreakable Sports Records; fascinating scientific and historical trivia; and new links to online tools and archives for almanac fans

·         This Day in History, Notable Birthdays and unusual anniversaries such as when Nixon met Elvis Presley in the Oval Office (1970)

·         More useful links and tags to essential reads

·         The World Almanac Daily Trivia Game Widget—Compete with friends and co-workers with this daily trivia game. Released to online community hot spots, each day members are asked fun, unique questions, derived from information within The World Almanac.  This widget also gives them “This Day in History” information and directly links them to www.WorldAlmanac.com so that they may read up on the daily blog or make online purchases of the book.

 

PRAISE FOR WORLD ALMANAC:

“A treasure trove of political, economic, scientific, and educational statistics and information.” – The Wall Street Journal  

“This bad boy contains more information per page than any other reference work.  Sports, elections, state capitals, art, science.  It’s a set of encyclopedias you can hold in one hand”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Reading the World Almanac sends your mind on a Sunday drive down a freeway with hundreds of interesting exit ramps.” –Chattanooga Times Free Press

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

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

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

An institution … The range of records and data the book collects is staggering.”—Dallas Morning News

“Here it is, the just-updated compendium of facts and figures, maps and charts that has become a valuable resource for schools, homes and offices since its inception in 1868.” –Washington Post


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600571237
Publisher:
World Almanac Books
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Series:
World Almanac and Book of Facts Series
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.04(h) x 1.53(d)
Age Range:
10 - 16 Years

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Meet the Author

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

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World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The material is up to date. I use it for crossword puzzle reference and to verify the information that we hear on the TV.
NancyLibrarian More than 1 year ago
An amazing load of information is packed into the pages of this paperback book! I buy an almanac every year and put it in the reference section of my school's library, and leave it there for 7 years, then change it over to the circulating shelves. Kids still use ALL the almanacs in the library once they discover all the helpful information in each one. The short country profiles and statistics are used the most, but they also like the sports records and science sections. This is a lot cheaper than a bound yearbook to an encyclopedia, yet has even more information. Useful to have in your home, too, and what a bargain!
McKinna1 More than 1 year ago
I use this book all the time when I am doing the NY Times Crossword Puzzle. They have made some changes in the format from the 2008 and before editions, some of which I like and some of which I don't. They have left out sections on colleges and cities and towns.
TT62 More than 1 year ago
I am very happy with the book and the service from B & N are excellent. Capt. Terje Tangen Norway
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BGCWA More than 1 year ago
We purchase one every year.
BenP More than 1 year ago
Just only that it is updated.
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