The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 Author Sarah Janssen
ISBN-10 9781600572074
Year 2016-12-06
Pages 1008
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 Author Sarah Janssen
ISBN-10 9781600572005
Year 2015-12-08
Pages 1008
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 Author Sarah Janssen
ISBN-10 1600572111
Year 2017-12-12
Pages 1008
Language en
Publisher World Almanac
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! Larger hardcover format of this essential resource offers larger type sizes and more user-friendly access to thousands of facts. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published since 1868, The World Almanac® is an essential resource that puts thousands of facts at your fingertips to answer your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2018 edition of The World Almanac® celebrates 150 years of providing information to curious readers and reviews the events of 2017. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will meet all of your trivia demands—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

The World Almanac 2017 Trivia Game

The World Almanac 2017 Trivia Game Author Sarah Janssen
ISBN-10 1600572103
Year 2016-12-27
Pages 124
Language en
Publisher World Almanac
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Build Core Development Skills with a Fun Trivia Game! The World Almanac® 2017 Trivia Game will get students excited about learning with its game show–style skills-based challenges. This interactive Q&A card game requires players to listen carefully to trivia questions and work individually or with teammates to find the correct answer. The perfect companion to The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017, the cards challenge students' natural curiosity as they explore topics from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Questions are assigned points based on the level of skill required, so everyone from beginners to advanced researchers can play! Use this game to enrich lessons across the curriculum and get students reading, researching, and learning. These cards will help students learn the following skills: • Identifying keywords and subjects • Locating information • Understanding content • Using new vocabulary accurately • Utilizing charts, graphs, and tables • and more. Pocket chart sold separately.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 Author National Geographic Society (U. S.)
ISBN-10 9781426324178
Year 2016-05
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics, including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

A Guide to Countries of the World

A Guide to Countries of the World Author Peter Stalker
ISBN-10 9780199580729
Year 2010-06-10
Pages 421
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. It also features an appendix of indicator tables (showing income and poverty, health and population etc) and an appendix of regional groupings, such as members of the EU and the African Union, as well as an appendix of web links - one for each country. Revised and fully up to date with the latest key facts, this accessible guide is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

Facts at Your Fingertips

Facts at Your Fingertips Author Reader's Digest
ISBN-10 0762104716
Year 2003
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Readers Digest
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A comprehensive resource filled with nearly half a million bits of knowledge and trivia encompasses facts about the universe, life on earth, the human body, the history of mankind, peoples and nations, culture and entertainment, the global economy, science and invention, and ready reference.

The Old Farmer s Almanac 2017

The Old Farmer s Almanac 2017 Author Old Farmer’s Almanac
ISBN-10 9781571987099
Year 2016-08-30
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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What is 225 years old yet always of the moment? The Old Farmer’s Almanac! America’s oldest continuously published periodical, beloved by generations for being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” celebrates its unique history with a special edition and more readers than ever before! As the nation’s iconic calendar, the 2017 edition will predict and mark notable events; glance back and look forward, with historic perspectives on food, people, and businesses; salute legendary customs and folklore; hail celestial events; explore, forage, and cultivate the natural world; forecast traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather; inspire giggles and perhaps romance; and more—too much more to mention—all in the inimitably useful and humorous way it has done since 1792.

Gardeners World The Veg Grower s Almanac

Gardeners  World  The Veg Grower s Almanac Author Martyn Cox
ISBN-10 9781448142484
Year 2014-10-16
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Growing vegetables can be a tricky business, and even the most experienced of gardeners will occasionally need to turn to a trusted tome for some handy advice. The Veg Grower’s Almanac is just such a book – a compendium of month-by-month tips, advice and items of interest. With sage advice from old Gardeners’ World hands coupled with tips on the best varieties to grow and timely advice on how best to look after your plot, this attractive collection blends practical advice with evocative writing and fascinating facts. Illustrated throughout with charming drawings and sketches, The Veg Grower’s Almanac is a welcome additional to any gardener’s shelf – from hands-on instructions for preparing a seed bed or trying new varieties of tomato to fascinating little-known facts about our favourite crops.

Whitaker s World of Facts

Whitaker s World of Facts Author Russell Ash
ISBN-10 0713678666
Year 2006
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher A & C Black
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Fully updated and revised for 2007, this single volume family reference book comes from the publishers of the renowned Whitaker's Almanack. It combines the most up-to-date, 'must have' information on every important subject on earth, with lashings of fact files and world record-breakers and Russell Ash's compelling 'top ten' style lists - all lavishly illustrated with full colour photographs. Hugely entertaining and informative in equal measure, this book is a superb reference title for all the family. Praise for the first edition includes: "Russell Ash is the king of lists, the author of reference books that offer a short cut to pub-quiz stardom." The Independent "A Christmas read to dip into again and again. Essential Stuff." The Sunday Times

Whitaker s Almanack

Whitaker s Almanack Author Joseph Whitaker
ISBN-10 0713669950
Year 2004
Pages 1374
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Whitaker's Almanack 2005 is a reference library in one unique book and is an essential reference tool for every home, business or classroom. Whitaker's Almanack is an authoritative and comprehensive work of reference with unparalleled breadth and depth of content. Updated annually, Whitaker's Almanack contains hundreds of facts and figures on the UK and the rest of the world including: summaries of the year's news; in-depth profiles of every world country; expert overviews on a range of subjects from Art to Sport; and overviews of the social, economic and political infrastructure of the UK. Areas of coverage also include: government and politics, astronomy, communications, education, transport, utilities, societies and institutions, the legal system, royalty and peerage, social welfare, IT, religion and environment. Whitaker's contains a wealth of information, and using it you could find out: an MP's salary; who won last year's Grand National; your annual tax allowance; how many acres are in a square mile - or even on what day Easter fell in 1940! New for the 2005 edition: crime statistics, travel and tourism, food and nutrition…and lots more! 'Why use the internet when you can leaf through Whitaker's?' - John Humphrys 'Amighty work of reference' - Trevor McDonald