The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge, Second Edition by The New York Times
A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

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A Complete Revision and Thorough Updating of the Ultimate Reference from the Newspaper of Record

 

Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects.

 

This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor.

 

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The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. Founded in 1851, the newspaper has won 95 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.
 
Published October 30, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 1328 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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(Doubleday, $22.50.) Hobhouse's fourth and last novel is haunting, an autobiographical novel that shows she was still searching for answers about her life, her choices, her family when she died in 1991.

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(Random House, $20.) A meditative, quiet novel that reveals the depth beneath the calm of a woman's constricted life, by a sovereign creator of such novels.

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We were no longer even surprised that the ability of these explicators to read character seemed to have atrophied beyond conceivable repair: consider the way in which the raw fragility of Teresa Heinz Kerry was instantly metamorphosed into “strong woman,” or her husband’s pained shyness into “alo...

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In December of 1981 in El Salvador, twenty-one months after the murder of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in San Salvador and twelve months after the murder of the four American Maryknoll women outside San Salvador and eleven months after the murder of the head of the Salvadoran land-reform agenc...

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Instead, Glass and his librettist, the novelist Constance DeJong, have provided fairly perfunctory directions about the historical background, setting, and staging for each of the seven scenes in the opera, clearly meant as guidelines for the stage director and designer, as for instance this set ...

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Glaser, Sterling, VA Johns, Geoff & others (text) & Keith Giffen & others (illus.).

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The artwork is bigger because the page sizes are slightly larger, which may appeal to some graphic novel readers and graphic novel writers and illustrators in training.

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