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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010

Alan C. Joyce


List Price: 12.99*
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The World Almanac is the #1 best-selling American reference book of all time. It is the source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning. The book contains thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available which are sourced and double-checked by the staff of World Almanac experts.

Features in The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010

·         Year in Pictures: 16 page color photo section of the top stories of 2009, as well as 16 pages of world maps and flags and easy-to-use side abs.

·         Plus thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available; sourced and double-checked by our full-time editorial staff who are reference experts by category

World Almanac Online:

2010 will feature the third year of Bonus Content Online, extended reading to the printed edition for the same combined price of $12.99. This year will feature details about the Bush Legacy and the Obama Presidency plus lots more free information available year-round at historical presidential information, health news and features, and early access to WA10 info.

Once online, look for The World Almanac Blog, launched in 2006 and every weekday featuring

·         New original entries, including provocative postings such as Unbreakable Sports Records; fascinating scientific and historical trivia; and new links to online tools and archives for almanac fans

·         This Day in History, Notable Birthdays and unusual anniversaries such as when Nixon met Elvis Presley in the Oval Office (1970)

·         More useful links and tags to essential reads

·         The World Almanac Daily Trivia Game Widget—Compete with friends and co-workers with this daily trivia game. Released to online community hot spots, each day members are asked fun, unique questions, derived from information within The World Almanac.  This widget also gives them “This Day in History” information and directly links them to so that they may read up on the daily blog or make online purchases of the book.



“A treasure trove of political, economic, scientific, and educational statistics and information.” – The Wall Street Journal  

“This bad boy contains more information per page than any other reference work.  Sports, elections, state capitals, art, science.  It’s a set of encyclopedias you can hold in one hand”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Reading the World Almanac sends your mind on a Sunday drive down a freeway with hundreds of interesting exit ramps.” –Chattanooga Times Free Press

“My #1 reference work for facts.” –Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor

“For the most information in one source, The World Almanac remains the champion.”—American Library Association

The World Almanac is the most useful reference book known to modern man.” –Los Angeles Times

An institution … The range of records and data the book collects is staggering.”—Dallas Morning News

“Here it is, the just-updated compendium of facts and figures, maps and charts that has become a valuable resource for schools, homes and offices since its inception in 1868.” –Washington Post

World Almanac, 9781600571237, 1008pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2009