This is the third edition of the comprehensive yet accessible 1,376-page reference work compiled by over 30 experts at The New York Times that provides essential knowledge of over 50 fields of endeavor. Equipping the intrigued, erudite, and curious with essential suites of knowledge, the guide covers subjects ranging from Beowulf to the 2008 Financial Crisis to Wikileaks. Renowned enigmatologist Will Shortz provides tips for solving the paper's iconic crossword puzzle while Times music critic Jon Pareles links three decades of song lyrics to a rise in narcissism, in addition to other columnists┐all articles are written in easily digested, readable formats. A biographical dictionary of over 900 of the most important figures in every field is included (from Hank Aaron to Mark Zuckerberg) in addition to a handy writer's guide that lists the most commonly confused words. It includes a complete guide to every book in the Bible, explains all 114 Suras of the Koran, and provides an annotated version of the U.S. Constitution that explains every article and amendment. Hardcover. 9 1/2" H x 8" W x 2 1/2" D. (4 1/2 lbs.)
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A great Reference book.
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from Front Royal, VA
Great for use as a reference book, also as gift to the curious-minded.
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from Sudbury, Ontario Canada
This is great to introduce one to many subjects or sub-topics that one never new existed.Great for those who wish to be stimulated into more research and knowledge.
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