From to , the New York World Building was prominently featured on its cover. Calvin Coolidge 's father read from The World Almanac when he swore his son into office.
The Almanac survived the closure of the World-Telegram in Government, The World Almanac had special print runs of , to , copies for distribution to the armed forces. In late December , the edition reached first place in the category of paperback Advice, How- To and Miscellaneous books, on the New York Times best-seller list, with more than 1,, copies sold at the time.
The first version of the video game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Over the years The World Almanac has been featured in a number of Hollywood films. Fred MacMurray talks about it with Edward G. The World Almanac For Kids was published annually since until , when the edition was released. ISBN: ISBN Release Date: November Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated. Length: Pages.
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I can't hazard a guess at how many times I go to one or other of my library of past and present World Almanacs. All intelligent and thinking people should own this wonderful annual. The standard in almanacs Published by Thriftbooks. There are many imitators on the market, some of them quite good, but this almanac has set the standard for more than a century. The New York World newspaper began publishing an almanac in , "a page volume with 12 pages of advertising. The World Almanac is not the oldest almanac in publication, though: that distinction belongs to The Old Farmer's Almanac, which is "North America's oldest continuously published periodical," founded in The World Almanac contains much useful information that belongs in any serious basic-reference set.
For the world, the almanac presents basic statistics about each nation, and about the world's major religions; and summarizes the world's history, with more detailed histories of the United States and of the preceding year. For the United States, the almanac reprints the nation's organic documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; contains a directory of the entire Federal government; presents basic statistics about each state and major city, and a short biography of each president; and much more.
The almanac also contains bountiful information about education, science, sports, and many other topics. The edition does differ in a few important respects from other recent editions -- sometimes for the better, sometimes not.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts
For the better, the edition reinstates the longtime feature omitted from the edition listing every community with a population over 10, raised from 5, in older editions , with its ZIP code and area code. But on the downside, evidently the tradeoff for reinstating that listing was dropping the listing of counties and county seats.
And while I was hopeful that the delay in releasing the almanac until December meant more up-to-date coverage of the year , in fact the coverage ends in October , consistent with recent editions. The preceding year's news had been ending earlier and earlier in recent editions: in the edition the last entry was 3 November , in the edition it was 16 October , and in the edition it was 12 October Janssen coauthor, Under the Covers oversaw production of the edition of what is widely considered the world's premier trivia book.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009 by World Almanac Editors
Divided into broad thematic segments, e. 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. The World Almanac and Book of Facts Sarah Janssen , M.
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