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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

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The new standard in reference from the nation's leading newspaper:

A thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use guide offering deeper coverage on a broad range of essential subjects.

Whether you are researching the history of the world, interested in learning more about an obscure medical procedure, exploring environmental trends, studying a great work of literature, looking for tips on how to improve your crossword puzzle skills, or just trying to gain a deeper understanding of the latest current events, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge includes insightful sidebars by Times writers, and covers major categories including art, astronomy, business, sports, history, medicine, philosophy, photography, biology, film, and much more!

Years in the making, this one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most popular subjects as well as providing easy-to-access data vital for everyday living. It is the only comprehensive reference book to include authoritative, engaging in-depth essays from experts in almost every field of endeavor, with innovative cross-referencing to allow for to even greater understanding.

Featuring:

- Biographical dictionary of nearly one thousand of the most important people of every field

- Writers Guide to grammar, usage and style

- The United States Constitution

- The most complete sports section of any one-volume reference book

- A thirty-thousand-word history of the world

- Crossword dictionary

Contributors include:

- Jane Brody on health matters

- Dennis Overbye on the Big Bang

- Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court today

- Andrew Revkin on the state of the world's environment

- John Noble Wilford on the oldest human fossil

- Michael Kimmelman on the origins of photography

- Will Shortz on crosswords

- Natalie Angier on war

- Nicholas Wade on how life began

Book News Annotation:

John Leonard, a former editor of The New York Times Book Review, introduces this reference as a nontrivial, fact-based retort to what "deconstructed agnostics" tell us about reality. Coverage ranges from the arts to science and technology. The weighty volume also contains an eclectic gamut of useful information including a writer's guide, tips on solving the Times' crossword puzzles, a glossary of computer and Internet terms, wine primer, history of the world in 30,000 words, award-winners, and bibliographical dictionary of some 1,000 notables. It includes a helpful cross-referenced index.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge is an indispensable resource of information. Years in the making, the guide covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context and provides easy access to data vital for everyday living.

Synopsis:

From the "New York Times" comes a thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use guide to a broad range of essential subjects.

Synopsis:

A thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use guide to a broad range of essential subjects, from the nation's paper of record.

About the Author

Contributors include:

- Jane Brody on health matters

- Dennis Overbye on the Big Bang

- Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court today

- Andrew Revkin on the state of the world's environment

- John Noble Wilford on the oldest human fossil

- Michael Kimmelman on the origins of photography

- Will Shortz on crosswords

- Natalie Angier on war

- Nicholas Wade on how life began

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312313678
Subtitle:
A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind
Author:
New York Times
Author:
The New York Times
Author:
New, Times The
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
General Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20041105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes bandw line illustrations adn co
Pages:
1104
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.50 x 2.50 in

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