The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013 by Sarah Janssen

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The Almanac also has sections summarizing U.S. history, world maps, world history and numerous other quick references. It’s smaller than an encyclopedia, and makes a fabulous inexpensive...gift for your favorite current events, history or statistics geek in your life.
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.
 

About Sarah Janssen

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Sarah Janssen is the senior editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac for Kids, and other diverse titles. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by World Almanac. 1008 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Patricia Vollmer on Dec 24 2012

The Almanac also has sections summarizing U.S. history, world maps, world history and numerous other quick references. It’s smaller than an encyclopedia, and makes a fabulous inexpensive...gift for your favorite current events, history or statistics geek in your life.

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Reviewed by David Luhrssen on Dec 17 2012

The World Almanac once served the purpose of Wikepedia and continues to have advantages over the amorphous online encyclopedia.

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