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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2020
by Old Farmer's Almanac

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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It’s another new year celebrating everything under the Sun, including the Moon, with <i>The Old Farmer’s Almanac, </i>America’s oldest continuously published periodical! Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac has been beloved for centuries by people from all walks of life.<br />  <br /> As the nation’s iconic calendar, the 2020 edition will forecast cultural, culinary, and other life-changing trends; preview notable astronomical events; provide time- and money-saving tips for gardeners of all varieties; set the hook for best fishing days; forecast traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather; and cover a range of related topics, including anniversaries, folklore, husbandry, home remedies, recipes, amusement, contests, and more—too much more to mention—all in the inimitable way it has done since 1792.<br />  
Farmers' Almanac 2020
by Farmers Almanac

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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Before there were search engines, there was the Farmers' Almanac, a reference guide for all ages. Published every year since 1818, this 200-page resource provides 4 seasons of 80-85% accurate weather forecasts and the tools to help you to do your best fishing, gardening, and live a more natural, healthy lifestyle. The best part is, it's stress-free reading with a twist of "Ameri-quirk" that will keep you entertained throughout the year. <br /><br />What's Inside...<br />- Winter Weather! Dive into the much-anticipated 2019-20 winter forecast which we promise will have you shaking and quaking.<br />- Top 10 bugs you can eat (if you really have to). Dig in-some are surprisingly tasty and could help you out of a jam.<br />- 20 Ways to Improve Eye Health in 2020 - an eye-opening list!<br />- Sweet Side of History: Take an historical journey through 200 years of delicious desserts that are sure to make you ditch your diet.<br />- Fabulous Firsts: Speaking of diets, what was the first weight loss diet ever? First UFO sighting? Electric car? 9-1-1 call? We have the list.<br />- Super Fan of Supermoons? Learn the dates and times along with the year's meteor showers so you're in the astronomical know...<br />- DIY Natural Recipes- to combat fleas, melt ice, and soothe sore throats, all using ingredients found right in your pantry.<br />- Recipe Contest: See this year's "a-peeling" secret ingredient and enter to win some cold, hard cash. Plus, who won the quinoa contest?<br />- PLUS: Every edition contains these Farmers' Almanac reader favorites: Gardening by the Moon tasks, Best Days to fish, quit a bad habit, and other tasks; folklore, trivia, words of wisdom, and much much more.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020
by World Almanac

Language

English

Pages

1008

Publication Date

December 10, 2019

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Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource.<br /><br /><i>The World Almanac® and Book of Facts</i> is America’s best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2020 edition of <i>The World Almanac</i> reviews the biggest events of 2019 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<i> The Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>The World Almanac and Book of Facts </i>will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.<br /> <br /> Features include:<br /> <ul> <li><b>Decade in Review:</b> As the ‘teens’ decade closes, take a look at the highlights, low points, and everything-in-between of the past 10 years. From the introduction of Obamacare and iPads in 2010 to “Old Town Road” and the immigration policy debate in 2019, <i>The World Almanac </i>provides a recap of events and puts into perspective just how much has—and hasn’t—changed in the last 10 years.</li> <li><b>2020 Election Preview: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, including a calendar of state primaries and caucuses. Also includes 2019 election results for governors’ seats and special congressional elections.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i></b><b> Editors’ Picks: Never Say Die: </b>With Tiger Woods achieving the seemingly impossible in 2019 with his 15th major title—his first Masters win in 14 years—the editors list their favorite major comeback moments from athletes across the sports universe.</li> <li><b>The World at a Glance: </b>This annual feature of <i>The World Almanac </i>provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.</li> <li><b>Statistical Spotlight: </b>A popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on key issues.</li> <li><b>The Year in Review: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> takes a look back at 2019 while providing all the information you'll need in 2020. <ul> <li><b>2019—Top 10 News Topics: </b>The editors of <i>The World Almanac</i> list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2019.</li> <li><b>2019—Year in Sports: </b>Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring coverage of the women’s World Cup soccer tournament; a preview of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more.</li> <li><b>2019—Year in Pictures: </b>Striking full-color images from around the world in 2019, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.</li> <li><b>2019—Offbeat News Stories: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i></b><b> Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2019, from news and sports to pop culture.</li> </ul> </li> <li><b>New Sections: </b>Reorganized chapters on “Food and Agriculture,” “Educational Statistics,” and “Colleges and Universities” make it easier to find information about subjects like nutrition, student loans, a directory of colleges, and much more.</li> <li><b>Other New Highlights: </b>New statistics on income tax reform, top-grossing movies, biggest YouTube channels, religious populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and much more.</li> </ul>
The Book of the Year 2019 (No Such Thing As a Fish)
by No Such Thing As A Fish

Language

English

Pages

300

Publication Date

October 24, 2019

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<p><b>The Book of the Year is back, with yet another pro-rogues gallery of the most amazing, audacious and absolutely absurd news of 2019.</b></p><p>Once again the fact-finding foursome behind the podcast <i>No Such Thing As A Fish</i> have been newspaper-trawling and website-crawling to create your ultimate guide to the past twelve months.</p><p>Learn which of Donald Trump’s claims are so bizarre they can’t even be fact-checked. Find out why every single French MP received camembert in the post. And get to the bottom of all the improvements made to the Ford company’s robotic bum. All this and much, much more, including the news that:</p><p>· Two tourists planning to visit the Norwegian village of Å, ended up 1,310km away, in Aa.<br />· Five guys were arrested at a branch of Five Guys.<br />· Hollyoaks was partly written by the British government.<br />· The US town of Hell froze over.</p><p>From Assange to Zuckerberg, taking in Cardi B, CCTV, D-Day, and eSports, <i>The Book of the Year</i> is the only book you need to make senseof the year, no matter how senseless it might have seemed.</p>
A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Tr...
by Mark Forsyth

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

November 03, 2016

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<p><b>The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs</b></p><p>For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas.</p><p>We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means "Go away, Christ". Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on March 28th - and only moved to 25th December in 354 AD. We're oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of crackers was merely a way of popularising sweet wrappers.</p><p>Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.</p>
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019
by World Almanac

Language

English

Pages

1008

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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Get thousands of fully searchable facts at your fingertips with this essential resource.<br /><br /><i>The World Almanac® and Book of Facts</i> is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of <i>The World Almanac</i> reviews the events of 2018 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<i> The Wall Street Journal</i>, <i>The World Almanac and Book of Facts </i>will answer all of your trivia needs on demand—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.<br /> <br /> Features include:<br /> <ul> <li><b>The World at a Glance: </b>This annual feature of <i>The World Almanac </i>provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019.</li> <li><b>Statistical Spotlight: </b>A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. This year’s statistics will spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic.</li> <li><b>2018 Election Results: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i> Editors' Picks: Senior Moments:</b> With leading athletes like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, <i>The World Almanac</i> editors look at the sports world’s most memorable achievements by aging athletes.</li> <li><b>The Year in Review: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019. <ul> <li><b>2018—Top 10 News Topics: </b>The editors of <i>The World Almanac</i> list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more.</li> <li><b>2018—Year in Sports: </b>Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more.</li> <li><b>2018—Year in Pictures: </b>Striking full-color images from around the world in 2018, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.</li> <li><b>2018—Offbeat News Stories: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume.</li> <li><b><i>World Almanac</i> Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: </b><i>The World Almanac</i> lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2018, from news and sports to pop culture.</li> </ul> </li> <li><b>Other New Highlights: </b>Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more. </li> </ul>
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020: The new edition of the no 1 best...
by Hugh Johnson

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English

Pages

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

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<p><b>The world's best-selling annual wine guide</b></p><p><i>Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book</i> is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 43rd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. </p><p>Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. <i>Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book </i>gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both.</p><p>This latest edition of <i>Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book </i>includes a colour supplement on 'Wine Flavour: How, What, Why?'</p>
The ABC's of LGBT+
by Ashley Mardell

Language

English

Pages

190

Publication Date

November 08, 2016

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Bestseller! ─ Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity?</strong></h3><p><strong><em>The ABCs of LGBT+</em></strong> is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In <em>The ABCs of LGBT+</em>, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about:</p><ul><li>lgbt and lgbt+</li><li>gender identity</li><li>sexual identity</li><li>teens in a binary world</li><li>the LGBT family</li><li>and more</li></ul><p><strong>Understanding gender identity and sexual identity:</strong> The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell’s <em>The ABC’s of LGBT+</em> has the answers.</p><p><strong>The trusted voice of Ashley Mardell:</strong> We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell’s own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge… a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.”</p>
The CIA World Factbook 2019-2020
by Skyhorse

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English

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Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<b>The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world.</b><br /><br /> From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, <b><i>The CIA World Factbook 2019-2020</i></b> offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2019.<br /><br /> For each country, <b><i>The CIA World Factbook 2019-2020</i></b> includes: <ul><li>Detailed maps with new geopolitical data</li><li>Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure</li><li>New data on military expenditures and capabilities</li><li>Information on each country's climate and natural hazards</li><li>Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation</li><li>Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure</li></ul> Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.
The Witches' Almanac, Standard Edition: Issue 39, Spring 2020 to ...
by The Witches' Almanac

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

December 04, 2019

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<p>Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the art director of Gourmet magazine for many years, <i>The Witches’ Almanac</i> is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general reads as well as hard-core Wiccans. At one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology and culture, but at another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for the mystic enthusiast.</p><p>Modeled after the <i>Old Farmers’ Almanac</i>, it includes information related to the annual Moon Calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, much of the content is both current and timeless - not specific to the date range of each issue.</p><p>The theme of Issue 39 (Spring 2020 – Spring 2021) is Stones – the Foundation of Earth. Also included are articles on: Celestial Powers: Lightning Gods, Bolts from the Blue; Gargoyles; How to work with the Spirits of the Land; The Art of Embodying Godforms in Ritual; Holey Stones; Borges Beasts and much more.</p>

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