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"This widely expanded update to the original 2004 edition defines nearly every facet of contemporary life--from arts, grammar, mythology and culture to science, economics, and geopolitical issues. Though bearing an authority and informational wealth that might rival the voluminous Oxford Dictionary of English, this surprisingly manageable volume is organized alphabetically by subject and contains thousands of highly accessible essays, tables, and lists, all composed by "New York Times" field experts.An essential background referenec for almost every subject: highly recommended for all public libraries."--Library Journal "I wish I'd had this book 25 years ago. It is certain to become an indispensable tool for fact fanatics."--Bill Bryson, author of "A Short History of Nearly Everything"
"In short, this is the largest, most up-to-date and affordable one volume desk reference available today and is an absolute must for every home, dorm room and library.""--Tucson Citizen"
Whether you are researching the history of the world, interested in learning more about an obscure medical procedure, exploring environmental trends, studying a great work of literature, looking for tips on how to improve your crossword puzzle skills, or just trying to gain a deeper understanding of the latest current events, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, "The New Times Guide to Essential Knowledge" includes insightful sidebars by "Times" writers, and covers major categories including art, astronomy, business, sports, history, medicine, philosophy, photography, biology, film, and much more! Years in the making, this one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most popular subjects as well as providing easy-to-access data vital for everyday living. It is the only comprehensive reference book to include authoritative, engaging in-depth essays from experts in almost every field of endeavour, with innovative cross-referencing to allow for to even greater understanding.
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