Off the shelf: World Almanac & Book of Facts 2003 Available at Asia Books Do you know what a ‘Geneva Convention’ is? Or when Milosevic will go on trial for war crimes he committed? Or which is the world’s top-selling video game? Answers to everything under the sun can be found in this tome, which has sold more than 80 million copies since it was first published in 1868...
Reports on the population of atheists and nonreligious in the whole world published in the book `The 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts.' How the book defines atheists and nonreligious; Percentage of atheist to the world population.
The article provides information on the bestselling paperback books in the trade category. The 2007 edition of The World Almanac edited by Ken Park, one of the bestselling reference books reaching an audience of more than 80 million worldwide since its 1868 debut, is now offering access to bonus content online. With the opening of the film version of Chris Gardner's bestseller The Pursuit of Happyness still four days away, the movie got an advance rave from Regis Philbin, who called the movie simply wonderful.
I was walking, recently, with my physical body through a physical bookstore when -- somewhere between the giant display of e-readers, the Blu-ray wing, the Wi-Fi cafe and the looming tower of interactive language software -- I stumbled across an actual, physical book that stopped me cold. The book was the The World Almanac and Book of Facts, an iconic yellow slab of lists and stats and graphs that has been, for the last century or so, holy scripture to the culture's various ministers of information: journalists, writers of elementary-school reports, know-it-all uncles, ''Jeopardy!'' contestants. It promises to deliver, at the speed of print, all the world's most important facts: the state bird of Oklahoma (the scissor-tailed flycatcher); the year Euripides was born (484 B.C.); the phone number for Gamblers Anonymous (213-386-8789); the major industries of Guyana (bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining). It is, in other words, basically the analog Internet -- the Ghost of Search Engines Past. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]