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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018
  • Stars
  • Number: B071DDL5SD
  • Release: 2017-12-05
  • Author: World Almanac Books
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Learning & Education
  • Publisher: World Almanac
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips.

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 since 1868, The World Almanac® is an essential resource that puts thousands of facts at your fingertips to answer your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2018 edition of The World Almanac® celebrates 150 years of providing information to curious readers and reviews the events of 2017. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will meet all of your trivia demands—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.


The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017
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  • Number: 9781600572050
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Author: World Almanac Books
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Learning & Education
  • Publisher: World Almanac
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential 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. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Features include:

• 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016.

• 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more.

• 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.

• 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.

• World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture.

• 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.

• The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.

• World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory.

• Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues.

• Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.


The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781600571909
  • Release: 2014-12-02
  • Author: World Almanac Books
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Learning & Education
  • Publisher: World Almanac
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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. The 2015 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2014 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. 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. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include:

• The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2014 while providing all the information you'll need in 2015.

• 2014—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2014.

• 2014—Election Results: Complete state-by-state results from 2014 midterm elections.

• 2014—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Men's World Cup in Brazil, 2014 World Series, Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, and much more.

• 2014—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2014, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.

• World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2014, from news and sports to pop culture.

• Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.

• The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today.

• American Veterans: A Statistical Feature: After a year in which the performance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs came under scrutiny, this statistical feature reveals important information on the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans.

• Health Care Statistics: Details about U.S. health care policy, including ongoing implementation of health care reform and the first statistics on federal and state health insurance marketplace enrollment, consumer costs, and much more.

• World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Controversial Sports Team Owners: From Walter O’Malley to George Steinbrenner to Donald Sterling, the owners of sports teams have the power to change the game. The editors of The World Almanac® choose the most controversial franchise owners of past and present pro sports.

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World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781600571824
  • Release: 2013-11-26
  • Author: World Almanac Books
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Learning & Education
  • Publisher: World Almanac
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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 elsewher. The 2014 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. 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. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. 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. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features of The World Almanac® 2014 include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2013 while providing all the information you’ll need in 2014. • 2013—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2013 World Series, the brand-new National Women’s Soccer League, and much more. • 2013—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2013, covering news, pop culture, science, and sports. • 2013—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2013. • World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2013, from news and sports to pop culture. • Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today. • Marriage in the U.S.: After a year in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared DOMA unconstitutional and the federal government began to extend some marriage benefits to same-sex couples, a feature on marriage in the United States reveals surprising details about the state of our unions. • Voter Guide: Prior to the 2014 midterm elections, The World Almanac® provides a user-friendly, state-by-state guide to key election dates and information, including voter-ID laws adopted by many states. • Need-to-Know Information: Browse all-new statistics on topics in the news: firearm violence and crime rates, the health and employment of U.S. veterans, and the latest in digital technologies—and who is using them. • Health News and Statistics: Details about U.S. health care policy, including ongoing implementation of health care reform. Factual information on common diseases and disorders (including a new section on ADHD), nutrition and diet, and Medicare and insurance. • World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Memorable Winter Olympic Moments: From Tonya and Nancy to the Miracle on Ice, the editors of The World Almanac® choose their favorite moments of past Winter Olympics to prepare readers for the 2014 Games. • and much more.


The World Almanac for Kids 2014

The World Almanac for Kids 2014
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781600571770
  • Release: 2013-08-20
  • Author: World Almanac Books
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Learning & Education
  • Publisher: World Almanac
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A colorful and exciting reference tool that covers it all - from sports and animals to movies and tv.

The World Almanac® for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with more than 4.4 million copies sold. Filled with thousands of fun, fascinating facts and essential homework help on a wide range of subjects, this engaging, full-color almanac has been completely updated, with hundreds of new photographs, dozens of completely new features, and a wealth of puzzles, games, activities, maps, websites, and much more. An ideal homework aid and a joy to read for kids and adults alike, The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 provides timely and timeless information on popular subjects such as animals, science, sports, music, U.S. history, and more. Features include: • Animals: Brand-new features on preventing species poaching and extinction. Explore animals on every level, from endangered species to the biggest, smallest, and fastest creatures in the world. Discover what it’s like to be a veterinarian, which pets are most common, and what pet might be right for you. • Crime: Investigate how forensic science helps law-enforcement officials solve crimes, including how DNA is being used to prove guilt or acquit the innocent. The World Almanac for Kids talks to an air marshal to find out what it’s really like to be on alert for lawbreakers at 30,000 feet. • Energy and Environment: Information on renewable energy in action, climate change, and even urban bike-sharing programs demonstrates practical effects of policies. Plus great features on personal choices that can have a big environmental impact, and much more. • Faces and Places: Huge full-color photographs showcase the year's most talked-about topics! Covers headlines in movies, music, sports, and more serious need-to-know news. • Fashion: “Fashion Through the Ages” entertains with historical trivia and is complemented by up-to-the minute details on today’s fashion trends. Plus, find out about today’s biggest fashion designers and what it’s really like to make a career in fashion. • Games: Check out the top-selling video games and apps of all time compared to today’s top-sellers, and get a preview of the latest installments of some old favorites. • Health: An essential reference for information on nutrition, fitness, and body systems, plus a brand-new feature about what it’s really like to go to work as a doctor every day. • Homework Help: From easy writing hints to quick test-taking tips, The World Almanac® for Kids is a handy resource for any student’s homework needs. Includes a brand-new feature on how to research for papers, projects, and reports that emphasizes good sourcing online and off and avoiding errors and plagiarism. • Inventions: See how the technologies we take for granted today evolved from a simple idea to an improved device. • Movies and TV: Fun facts about this year's most popular movies, TV shows, and viral video stars give kids a close-up look at what's coming up next. • Money: Get to know the world’s youngest billionaires, oldest forms of currency, and fun facts and trivia on everything in between. Then learn practical ways to save, budget, and make the most out of what’s in your wallet. • Music and Dance: Get the inside scoop on One Direction, Katy Perry, and more of 2013’s hottest acts, including the latest winners of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With the Stars. • Nations: Make the world a little smaller with interesting facts and trivia about every country in the world, including population, language, and fun facts. Includes maps and flags of more than 190 nations! • Population: Learn about the changing face of the United States with up-to-date census results. Then take a global look at the world’s mega-cities, population growth, and where populations are actually shrinking. • Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids’ favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. Includes brand-new features on Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and other exciting highlights from the 2012 Olympic Games, plus a sneak peek at the 2014 Winter Olympics. • Technology and Computers: The World Almanac® for Kids breaks down the technology behind the gadgets and apps we use every day, from GPS to voice-recognition. Also pick up quick tips on taking advantage of cloud computing, avoiding cyberbullying, and staying safe online. • United States: New features on subjects from presidential trivia to the 2012 presidential race complement profiles of each of the 50 states. • and much more. • and much more.


The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781600571626
  • Release: 2012-12-04
  • Author: World Almanac Books
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Learning & Education
  • Publisher: World Almanac
  • Buy Now

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.