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by Sarah Janssen,M. L. Liu,Shmuel Ross,Nan Badgett,Rachel Bozek

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New York : World Almanac Books, 2013. Citation by: Jamie Richardson Type of Reference: Almanac Call Number: R031 Jan. Content/Scope: Various facts and tidbits from many different topics. She is the co-author of Under the Covers and between the Sheets, a book of facts and trivia about the world’s greatest books. Sarah lives in Brooklyn, NY. Books by Sarah Janssen.

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We made our purchase of the Almanac, a ritual we've been doing for years and years. Although the ability to look everything up instantly on the iPad or computer makes it a little less important, we still use it constantly. You just might not think of googling "World's Highest Mountains" or "World's Longest Bridges." It is tiny and easy to use, and has a place of honor in the bookcase right next to my chair. Every year we recycle the last year's edition to someone in the family who finds it useful, since the majority of the information is long-term and unchanging.
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It takes a little practice to learn where to find information in this book, but this is probably the best home reference source available. The information in this book ranges from the significant (who won Wisconsin in the last Presidential election?) to the quirky (What is the length of the Statue of Liberty's nose?). I am a librarian and I buy this book every year; I never know when my kids will need a strange question answered!
If you are like me and love to look up statistics of all kinds from Kentucky Derby winners to branches of the US government and short summaries of facts about other countries and so much more, this is the book for you. In fact, every household should have this reference book. I've got the 2015 edition on my Amazon wish list.
As great of a resource as the Internet can sometimes be, there is still nothing like personally owning and browsing through a single, authoritative, well-organized, tangible compendium of essential information about our world. It is easy to get lost in all the information on the Internet, but browsing through the "World Almanac" can be an enjoyable, educational, linear-path "guided tour" through much of the most important and relevant information about many aspects of the world.

The "New York Times" and "Time with Information Please" almanacs have ceased publication in recent years, so it is good that the "World Almanac" is still going strong. Its only major remaining competitor is the "Time Powered by Britannica". The "World Almanac" is clearly the better of the two, as it has color photo plates for the year in review, is more up-to-date, is 144 pages longer, and, most importantly, makes much better use of space. For example, "Time's" listings of the nations of the world covers 297 pages, while the "World Almanac's" covers only 107, even though the "World's" is arguably more comprehensive. Similarly, both have essentially the same coverage of Olympics, but the "Time" takes 68 pages to do it while the "World Almanac" takes 25. Thus, there is much more total information in the "World Almanac." Nevertheless, there are some good things in the "Time" not in the "World" (such as more detailed information about state governments; listings of Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, and National Medal of Arts winners; tables of nutritional values of foods; and listings of great symphonies and opera companies of the world along with their directors), so, if you like almanacs, I would still recommend getting both. (Also see the "Sports Illustrated Almanac" if you are most interested in sports coverage.)

Despite being named the "World Almanac", it is clearly geared for a U.S. audience. Nevertheless, it does have strong international coverage, and roughly half the almanac would be of equal interest to Americans and non-Americans (i.e., sections such as Science and Technology, World History and Culture [World History, Historical Figures, Exploration and Geography, Religion, Language], Nations of the World, and significant portions of the Economics, Personalities, Year in Review, Buildings Bridges and Structures, and Sports sections [including tables of past winners of major European soccer domestic leagues and Champions League]).

Some highlights of this year's edition, aside from all the typical annual updates, for those familiar with previous editions:

* Outstanding coverage of the 2012 election, including Presidential election returns from every county
* A completely reorganized "100 Most Populous Cities" (of the U.S.) section, with much more relevant statistics than in previous editions
* Full coverage of the 2012 Olympics
* Includes news coverage through the beginning of November 2012, including Hurricane Sandy
* A new "Words and Expressions in Common Languages" table in the "Language" section that is a good replacement for the former "Names of the Days" table
* "Major Actions of Congress" and the return of "Leadership of Selected Congressional Committees"

A few things that were removed this year:

* To make room for more Olympics coverage, coverage of some other sports was cut a little, including the listings of college basketball conference standings and historical results of all college football bowl games except the Rose, Sugar, and Orange
* The "Road Mileage Between Selected U.S. Cities" table
* The "Gods and Goddesses in Egyptian, Norse, and Classical Mythology" table
* The threshold for inclusion in the listings of "Tall Buildings in Selected North American Cities" was increased from 400 to 500 feet

Overall, this is an outstanding, up-to-date reference work that is a terrific value at this price.
I always love seeing a new World Almanac coming out. This one is no exception.

Those familiar with this volume will understand its value. For those not well versed in this work, this is simply a compilation of facts from various arenas (sports, politics, economics, science nations, etc.). As such, it is a very useful resource when one wants to get basic information from the varied realms.

One way of assessing the volume is randomly picking out pages and mentioning what is contained therein. The first page that I randomly selected was American elections-1912. In this instance, U. S. Senate seats. Who was up for election? Who won? Who are the ongoing Senators who did not stand for re-election? Who won? Warren over Brown in Massachusetts; Baldwin over Thompson in Wisconsin (I was stunned at this result); Wicker over Gore in Mississippi.

Famous architects. Included in the list: Henry Bacon, R. Buckminster Fuller, Eero Saarinen, and Stanford White.

Major corporations. The list includes familiar names, such as American Express, Fluor Corp, Morgan Stanley, Phillips 66, Western Union, etc.

Population of the American colonies from 1630-1780. FYI, total population in 1780 was 2,780,000 people. The largest colony in that year? Virginia with 538,000 residents.

And so on.

As always, a delightful source of information!
I have been for decades, and remain, a loyal fan of this excellent and highly entertaining reference source. My personal habit is to purchase this great book of facts every other odd numbered year so as to have the previous even numbered year's national election results, Olympics results, etc. I confess, I'm addicted to this book and find myself spending hours perusing it's pages.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013 download epub
Author: Sarah Janssen,M. L. Liu,Shmuel Ross,Nan Badgett,Rachel Bozek
ISBN: 1600571611
Category: Other
Subcategory: Reference
Language: English
Publisher: World Almanac Education; 1 edition (November 30, 2012)
Pages: 1007 pages