Synopses & Reviews
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.
"For the most information in one source, The World Almanac remains the champion." American Library Association
"The World Almanac is the most useful reference book known to modern man." Los Angeles Times
"My number one reference work for facts." Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor
A staple in homes, libraries, and offices everywhere, The World Almanac and Book of Facts
delivers authoritative information you can trust. With a 138-year tradition of editorial accuracy, The World Almanac and Book of Facts
contains hundreds authoritative facts from only the most reliable sources, and each year features topical articles by well known figures such as Coretta Scott King, Wendy Wasserstein, and Mr. Fred Rodgers. Including over 1,000 pages of information compiled by a team of editors and a handy quick reference index, The World Almanac and Book of Facts
puts information at your fingertips.
The 2007 edition of The World Almanac and Book of Facts includes updated information on every topic, from the everyday to the obscure. Whether you're doing your taxes, watching the news, doing a crossword, or settling a discussion, The World Almanac and Book of Facts serves as a dependable desk-reference. Topical features and a "Year In Pictures" section also make The World Almanac and Book of Facts a great scrap-book of the previous year. For students, reporters, infomaniacs, or anyone referencing facts, The World Almanac and Book of Facts remains the most trustworthy, easy-to-use source. And it can be read in any room of the house.
Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects
A new edition of the best-selling annual reference provides in-depth coverage of the year's top news stories, a photo section highlighting top events, and thousands of facts about the fields of sports, entertainment, politics, travel, science and technology, vital statistics, health, business, the arts, and other important fields. Simultaneous. 1,000,000 first printing.
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.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007
More Than 80 Million copies Sold
Now for the First Time
FREE BONUS CONTENT ONLINE
America's Top Selling Reference Book of All time
The World Almanac has been entertaining and informing Americans for generations. This completely new and updated edition delivers 1,008 pages of authoritative information , information that would take thousands of hours to find elsewhere, if you could find it all!
For fun facts; for quirky stories, features, and quizzes; and for data that comes from only the most dependable sources, Americans from the Oval Office to local classrooms depend on The World Almanac. Give the gift that everyone can use. Get one for yourself, too.
"My #1 reference work for facts."
-Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor
"For the most information in one source, The World Almanac remains the champion."
- American Library Association
About the Author
Ken Park serves as publisher of World Almanac Education Group's reference division. In 25 years of reference publishing, he has produced award-winning print, CD-ROM and Internet products, including the FACTS.com
and Facts For Learning Internet services and the New York Times
best-selling World Almanac Book of Facts
, World Almanac For Kids,
and The World Almanac Book of Records
. Ken has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows, including CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, and other nationally syndicated radio and television.