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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020
by World Almanac

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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>
Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days
by Ken Jennings

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Language

English

Pages

543

Publication Date

January 15, 2008

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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle.<br /><br />For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? <br /><br />In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge.
The Book of the Year 2019 (No Such Thing As a Fish)
by No Such Thing As A Fish

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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>
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.
Guinness World Records 2017
by Guinness World Records

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Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<p>The ultimate annual book of records is back and crammed with more than ever before! <i>Guinness World Records 2017</i> is bursting with all-new records on topics as diverse as black holes, domes, owls, and killer plants. Want to know the highest anyone has travelled on a skateboard, or the largest loop-the-loop completed in a car? Dying to know just how many tricks a cat can do in one minute? The answers to these questions and so much more are right inside.</p><p>New in this year’s edition are exciting infographic features exploring the fascinating details on topics such as animals, the human body, sports, and explorations. And of course all your favorite record categories are updated for 2017, such as the world’s new tallest dog! And as ever, our team of world-class photographers have traveled the globe to capture amazing images of the year’s most impressive record holders. Let us know your favorite!</p><p><b>Do try this at home…</b></p><p>Want to be a record-breaker? Inside you’ll find challenges you can try in the back yard, in the kitchen, in your bedroom, or even in the gym. Who knows, you may become a world record holder yourself!</p><p><b>Bonus content for the US edition</b><br />Find exclusive pages just for the USA featuring amazing records from the X Games and a special look at the 125th anniversary of basketball.</p>
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide: The Modern Era, Previously Publishe...
by Leonard Maltin

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Language

English

Pages

1637

Publication Date

November 28, 2017

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<b>Previously published as <i>Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide</i>, this capstone edition includes a new Introduction by the author. (Note: No new reviews have been added to this edition)</b><br /><br /><i>Now that streaming services like Netflix and Hulu can deliver thousands of movies at the touch of a button, the only question is: What should I watch?</i><br /><br />Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; the masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Woody Allen; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This capstone edition covers the modern era while including all the great older films you can’t afford to miss—and those you can—from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for.<br /><br />With nearly 16,000 entries and more than 13,000 DVD listings,<i> Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide</i> remains “head and shoulders above the rest.” (<i>The New York Times</i>) Also included are a list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos, official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17, and Leonard's list of recommended films.
Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2020 (Writers' and Artists')
by Bloomsbury Publishing

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Language

English

Pages

832

Publication Date

July 25, 2019

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Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this <i>Yearbook </i>is the essential resource on how to get published.<br /><br />It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines.<br /><br />New articles for the 2020 edition include:<br />- Raffaella Barker <i>Writing romantic fiction</i><br /><i>- </i>Chris Bateman <i>Writing for video games: a guide for the curious</i><br /><i>- </i>Dean Crawford <i>Going solo: self-publishing in the digital age</i><br /><i>- </i>Jill Dawson <i>On mentoring</i><br /><i>- </i>Melissa Harrison <i>So you want to write about nature …</i><br /><i>- </i>Kerry Hudson <i>Writing character-led novels </i><br /><i>- </i>Mark Illis <i>Changing lanes: writing across genres and forms</i><br /><i>- </i>Maxim Jakubowski <i>Defining genre fiction</i><br /><i>- </i>Antony Johnston <i>Breaking into comics</i><br /><i>- </i>Suzanne O'Sullivan <i>Writing about science for the general reader</i><br /><i>- </i>Tim Pears <i>Writing historical fiction: lessons learned</i><br /><i>- </i>Di Redmond <i>Ever wanted to write a saga?</i><br /><i>- </i>Anna Symon <i>Successful screenwriting</i><br /><i>- </i>Nell Stevens <i>Blurring facts with fiction: memoir and biography <br />- </i>Ed Wilson <i>Are you ready to submit?</i><i><br /></i>
The Scarfolk Annual
by Richard Littler

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Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

October 17, 2019

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<h2>‘Horrific and hilarious … a dystopic vision of an England that would have given Orwell the heebie-jeebies’ <em>Independent</em></h2><h2>'A brilliant work of satire' The Quietus</h2><p><strong>A SCARFOLK SANCTIONED BOOK</strong></p><p><strong>AUTHORISED EDITION, AS SEEN ON THE RADIO</strong></p><p><em>The Scarfolk Annual</em> is the facsimile of a book discovered in a charity shop in the north west of England in August 2018. The shop, and indeed town, do not wish to be identified as they are keen to “discourage the ‘occult-totalitarian tourism’ that as afflicted other areas of Britain” as people hunt for further socio-archaeological traces of the mysterious, missing town of Scarfolk – Britain’s own Brutalist Atlantis.</p><p>Apart from the archive of Scarfolk materials which was sent anonymously to the late Dr Ben Motte and formed the basis of the book <em>Discovering Scarfolk</em>, this children’s annual is, to date, the only complete artefact from Scarfolk ever to be unearthed ‘in the wild’.</p><p>It’s clear <em>The Scarfolk Annual</em> was not written to entertain children at Christmastime; its purpose was to indoctrinate young minds; in fact, one might go as far as to say destroy young minds, to an end that has been lost to us.</p>
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019
by World Almanac

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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>
Seaforth World Naval Review 2017
by Conrad Waters

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Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

October 30, 2016

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This annual has an established reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important developments. Besides the latest warship projects, it also looks at wider issues of importance to navies, such as aviation and electronics, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of what is going on and to interpret its significance. <br /><br />Features of this edition include an in-depth analysis of the Royal Netherlands Navy, while Significant Ships will cover the USNs radical new Zumwalt class destroyers, the Republic of Koreas amphibious assault ship Dokdo, and the JMSDFs Akizuki class destroyers, among others. There are also technological reviews dealing with naval aviation by David Hobbs (with a focus on the present state of the RNs Fleet Air Arm), while Norman Friedman surveys naval surface-to-surface missiles.<br /><br />The World Naval Review is intended to make interesting reading as well as providing authoritative reference, so there is a strong visual emphasis, including specially commissioned drawings and the most up-to-date photographs and artists impressions. For anyone with an interest in contemporary naval affairs, whether an enthusiast or a defense professional, this annual has become required reading.

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