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The Oxford Essential Desk Reference

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This handy resource includes lists, chronologies, statistics, and diagrams related to world geography, the United States, science and medicine, arts and leisure, major prizes, and work and home. Some topics are: major religious holidays and festivals, international dialing codes and city codes, world travel requirements for US citizens, 125 significant American plays and musicals, pro football hall of fame, US national military sites, classic foreign-language films, major painters and sculptors, layers of the earth's atmosphere, 10 strongest world earthquakes, and endangered US animals and birds.
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