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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009 download epub

by World Almanac Books,C. Alan Joyce

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I buy this EVERY year.
The paperback is just so damned small the print will be hard to read
for those of us in our senior years.
I first got the World Almanac in 1958 when I was ten years old. I must say the quality has never gone down and it's been most consistent in presenting the information the reader needs in a compact format. Two changes that have improved the Almanac over the years is that it is no longer so New York City orientated. It's not owned by a NYC newspaper but now is national and international in scope. Another change is that it's published on acid-free paper. My old 1958 collapsed into dust when I tried to open it in 2002. All the tables and information stays in the same part of the Almanac so you don't go looking for it. This has always been a useful tool and I hope it will be around in 2078.
This is perhaps the worst purchase I have ever made from Amazon. The paperback version of this book has MICROSCOPIC print. Seriously, it is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know how anyone could actually read and enjoy this. My teenagers couldn't even read it comfortably without a magnifying glass. Note that the "look inside" option is the KINDLE view, so don't expect it to look like that if you buy the paperback version. The pages are like newspaper pages, but with print about 1/4 the size of newsprint. We have purchased many different types of almanacs as they are my 12 year old son's favorite thing to read. This is a very thick book with very thin pages, printed in teeny tiny black and white print. It is definitely more of a reference book than something that you would read for fun facts. I was shocked, quite honestly, after all of the almanacs we have purchased. I thought I understood what we were getting. This version is NOT for older kids/young teens who love world record books and informational almanacs. No pictures, no color, just microscopic black and white print, organized in a way that is tedious to read. I was not looking for a children's book, but I don't see how a teen or adult could enjoy this.
This annual publication is a necessity in our household. It brings all manner of knowledge to one's fingertips. It's hard to write a coherent review of a work that covers so many areas of information. Among subjects covered: 2009 in review; economy7, business, and industry; crime; military affairs; health and vital statistics; science and technology; consumer information; U. S. government; U. S. facts, history, and elections; U. S. cities, states, and population; world history and culture; sports. There is also an index at the end.

One way of getting a sense of the substance of this reference work is to note data and information taken at random by flipping to different pages throughout the volume. Page 55: consumption expenditures by category from 1990-2008 (categories include motor vehicles and parts, furniture and office equipment, clothing, health, education services and so on). Page 150: cigarette and alcohol use. Pages 342-343: descriptions of the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (orbit, atmosphere, satellites, etc.). Page 473: areas administered by the U. S. Park Service; major territorial additions throughout American history (e.g., Louisiana Purchase, Alaska, Guam). Pages 652-653: ancient civilizations, such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China). Page 787: description of different countries on earth, such as Haiti and Honduras (with information on population, geography, type of government, monetary unit, transportation, and so on). Page 911: baseball (major accomplishments during 2009, such as Mark Buehrle's perfect game and final standings from the 2009 season).

As always, a wonderful source of information. I often find myself going to the latest edition to check out one obscure fact or another.
Even in the age of internet it's still nice to have old standbys on the bookshelf. Wether you use itb for actually looking up a question or just like to have something to pick up and browse through and learn all sorts of interesting facts and figures about the world in which we live The World Almanac is terrific. It' always finds a spot along with the rest of my reference books.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009 download epub
Puzzles & Games
Author: World Almanac Books,C. Alan Joyce
ISBN: 1600571069
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Puzzles & Games
Language: English
Publisher: World Almanac (November 25, 2008)
Pages: 1008 pages