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The New York Public Library Desk Reference Fourth Edition (New York Public Library Desk Reference)
Synopses & Reviews
Curious to know about the wind chill factor, or how to make a Rob Roy, or locate the time in China? Why not peruse a list of common crossword-puzzle words, catch up on the latest computer terms, learn how to carve a turkey the right way, or find out who invented what and when?
The most reliable, useful, and entertaining information is once again just a page-turn away in the fourth edition of The New York Public Library Desk Reference. This timeless resource originates from one of the world's great storehouses of knowledge. With collections totaling over 50 million items, The New York Public Library's vast collections continue to expand at a rate of approximately 10,000 items per week. Fully updated with more than 1,000 pages, The New York Public Library Desk Reference is packed with answers to the most frequently asked questions, as well as easy-to-read charts, graphs, and tables, insightful sidebars, full-color maps, and illustrations, plus cross-references and web addresses to aid more in-depth research. From the serious to the trivial, the most frequently sought information from more than 50 reference books is readily at hand in this one comprehensive and accessible guide.
Book News Annotation:
While it is difficult to corroborate that this is "the most trusted resource for frequently sought information," this update of the 1998 almanac-encyclopedia covers a potpourri of facts about the physical world, the sciences, ideas, the ways we communicate, daily life (from etiquette to useful websites), recreation (including allowable two-letter Scrabble words), and politics. Includes a preface describing this distinguished library, and a new atlas and index. The original copyright is 1989.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fully updated with more than 1,000 pages, "The New York Public Library Desk Reference" is packed with answers to the most frequently asked questions, as well as easy-to-read charts, graphs, and tables, insightful sidebars, full-color maps, and illustrations, plus cross-references and Web addresses to aid more in-depth research.
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Established in 1895, The New York Public Library is internationally recognized as one of the greatest institutions of its kind. It is the only library that features both world-acclaimed research centers and the largest network of neighborhood branch libraries in the world. Today, The New York Public Library is used annually by more than 15 million people, with additional users via the Internet. Its guardian lions--Patience and Fortitude--epitomize its mission to inform, inspire, entertain, and challenge all who enter its doors.
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