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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD.
A comprehensive guide supplying clear or deep perception and clarity on a wide range of even more necessary subjects.
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 plainly looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An primary resource for each 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 a lot of other subjects.
This one volume is designed to offer more selective information than any other book on the most primary subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access selective information critical to daily life. It is the only universal reference book to include authorized and engaging essays from New York Times experts in closely each field of endeavor.
The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides info with matchless accuracy and special clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an special importance and significance on depth and historical context, supplying easy access to selective information critical for every day living.
Covering closely 50 major categories, and providing an prompt understand of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new subsections on
* Atheism * Digital Media
* Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species
* Inflation * Musical Theater
* Book Publishing *Wikileaks
*The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons
*Energy *The Global Food Supply
Every section has been exhaustively updated, making this third edition more utile and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies—it’s the only one-volume reference book you need.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #48904 in Books
- Published on: 2011-10-25
- Released on: 2011-10-25
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
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- Binding: Hardcover
- 1376 pages
169 of 172 people found the following review helpful.
Packed with useful info and well written too!
By Lynn Harnett
Bluffers beware: owners of this well-written, surprisingly entertaining tome (1096 pages, a bit over 4 pounds) are likely to settle any fact-based argument on the spot. Whether the argument concerns what year K.C. Jones was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, or who the great figures of Iraqi mythology might be, or what famous people originally hailed from New Hampshire, a dip into these pages will prove you right or wrong.
There are three main sections: The Arts; Economics, Business and Finance; and Science and Technology. Each chapter (Dance, Geography, Mathematics, Literature and Drama, Medicine, Sports, etc) starts off with a succinct but comprehensive history. For example, “Architecture” moves from the Paleolithic to Skyscrapers in 11 pages, managing to define Byzantine and list the great works of Frank Lloyd Wright without skipping the Baroque. Each chapter highlights the famous people in its field and concludes with a glossary of terms.
“Times” writers have contributed essays throughout, including Steve Kinzer on Jelly Roll Morton, Jane Brody on Hypertension, and Nicholas Wade on the future of human evolution. The back of the book is a treasure trove of facts: a language usage guide, a crossword puzzle dictionary, vital statistics of the world’s nations and the U.S. states, a list of award-winners, a dictionary of food, a wine primer, a guide to nutrition, and a biographical dictionary of 1,000 people. This is one of those books you didn’t know you needed till you had it.
93 of 98 people found the following review helpful.
A Lot of Information, Easy to Finc
By John Matlock
A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind — General, Reference, Trivia, Reference / General ==I started off with this book by having a question: What is the capital of Uruguay. ==After all, a Guide to Essential Knowledge should contain such facts. Further they should be easy to find (well indexed), the page referenced should be easy to find, and the information on the page should be easy to distinguish from the rest of the page. ==Well I turned to the index, yup, there was Uruguay – page 857. ‘Turned to page 857, this was in the section Nations of the World, Uruguay was in bold face type and underlined in the middle of the left hand column. A couple of inches from the top of the Uruguay entry it said, Capital: Montevideo. The book certainly passed the first test. ==Then I started flipping through the book. I found the Hundred Words Most Frequently Misspelled – I won’t bother to mention how many of these I frequently mizzpel. ==As with any of these omnibus type books, the selection of what material to include is always a problem. You can’t put in everything and still be able to lift it. So far, everything I’ve looked for I’ve found, what more can I add.
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful.
For those who said this book doesn’t have anything you couldn’t find in your local library. Well, duh. This book doesn’t have anything you couldn’t find in the library, or faster yet, online. The entire point is the organization, having everything at hand in a concise manner. You’d have to do some searching and clicking to get all the information about one subject that this book stuffs into a few pages, and you wouldn’t get them in concise, logical order without repetition. Obviously, this book doesn’t go ultra in depth or cover every subject area. Even whole encyclopedia sets can’t do that. The best part of the book, in my opinion, is it tells you what you need to know. If you want to be fairly knowledgeable in any given subject really quickly, its useful to not have to read a lot of books/internet sources and then figure out what part of the information you can/should retain.
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