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The World Almanac and Book of Facts (World Almanac & Book of Facts)by World Almanac
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Since its debut in 1868, The World Almanac and Book of Facts has become the best-selling American reference book of all time, with more than 80 million copies in print. This essential household and workplace desk reference is the most useful reference book known to modern man, according to the L.A. Times. Renowned New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz calls it his #1 reference work for facts.
Completely updated, The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007 provides reliable, authoritative information on a wide range of topics from science and technology, to education and entertainment, to world history and sports. In its browseable, completely indexed format, this book helps you find essential facts that could take hours or days to hunt down online, if you could find them at all.
This year's special features include a new World at a Glance roundup of key facts; the annual favorite Top Ten News Stories of the Year; a historical and statistical rundown of The Oil Price Rollercoaster; and a window into the lives of our armed forces through Blogs from Soldiers and Their Families: Voices of Service to America. Plus, this year, for the first time ever, The World Almanac offers readers free bonus content online at www.worldalmanac.com, through a password provided with the book. World Almanac buyers can peruse classic World Almanac essays, facts and figures from past presidential elections, sports biographies, and cover art from The World Almanac's 139-year history.
With a 139-year tradition of editorial accuracy, the bestselling American reference book of all time contains hundreds of authoritative facts from only the most reliable sources.
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