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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind (Hardcover)

Author: New York Times Company Introduction:  William Safire
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0312376596
ISBN-13: 9780312376598
Sku: 204469842
Publish Date: 10/30/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 7.75L x 2.5T
Pages:  1320
Edition Number:  2
Age Range:  NA
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Introducing a comprehensive update and complete revision of the authoritative reference work from the award-winning daily paper, this one-volume reference book informs, educates, and clarifies answers to hundreds of topics.
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A revised and expanded edition of an authoritative reference work includes 150 pages of new material and covers nearly fifty major categories, from art and business to the Internet, theater, and sports, providing accompanying charts, sidebars, and maps. 100,000 first printing.

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.

This one-volume compendium is prepared under the aegis of the newspaper of record., the New York Times. It contains entries and articles arranged by categories in all areas of life, from science to history to entertainment. Perfect for the writer's bookshelf, or for the prospective candidate for JEOPARDY. It is also a wonderful homework helper for students and for parents who want to promote cultural literacy. THE NEW YORK TIMES GUIDE TO ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE can deliver hours of enjoyment on reading and rereading.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeEdition:   0002
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1320
Product attributePublisher:   St. Martin's Press
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