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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011
     

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011

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by Sarah Janssen (Editor)
 

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Perfect for trivia lovers of any age or those in need of reliable information fast, this title is a well-known authoritative reference for any fact or statistic across hundreds of topics. This title is a must have for all libraries and classrooms.

Key Features:
• 2010 Time Capsule
• 2010 Olympic Games
• 2010 Midterm Election

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Perfect for trivia lovers of any age or those in need of reliable information fast, this title is a well-known authoritative reference for any fact or statistic across hundreds of topics. This title is a must have for all libraries and classrooms.

Key Features:
• 2010 Time Capsule
• 2010 Olympic Games
• 2010 Midterm Election Results
• U.S. Colleges and Universities
• Population Statistics for Cities over 10,000 People
• The World at a Glance
• Offbeat News Stories
• World Series Results
• Year in Pictures

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 80 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-encompasing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2011 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.

Praise for the previous editions:
"My #1 reference work for facts."—Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor
"The World Almanac® is the most useful reference book known to modern man." —Los Angeles Times
"For the most information in one source, The World Almanac® remains the champion." —American Library Association

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Janssen (coauthor, Under the Covers) oversaw production of the 2011 edition of what is widely considered the world's premier trivia book. Divided into broad thematic segments, e.g., crime, arts and media, military affairs, sports, and U.S. facts and history, the content is largely made up of quantitative and qualitative lists detailing firsts and superlatives like "Top-Selling Albums of All Time." Perhaps of more enduring historical significance are the multidimensional Year in Review, by-state election results, Nobel Prize winner lists, minibiographies, and other collections of scientific facts. A general index facilitates specific subject location. A truly one-stop resource for internationally significant facts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600571343
Publisher:
World Almanac Books
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
World Almanac Series
Pages:
1008
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
11 - 18 Years

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World Almanac and Book of Facts 2011 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what I would do without this reference book. I purchase one almost every year. It contains up-to-date information on everything: US cabinet members, historical events, politics, countries, states, lists of awards like Oscars, Emmys, Nobel Prizes, Grammies, etc., plus statistics on every sport, including the Olympics. It is perfect for crossword fans.