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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge : A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind
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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.
This widely expanded update to the original 2004 edition defines nearly every facet of contemporary life-from arts, grammar, mythology, and culture to science, economics, and geopolitical issues. Though bearing an authority and informational wealth that might rival the voluminous Oxford Dictionary of English, this surprisingly manageable volume is organized alphabetically by subject and contains thousands of highly accessible essays, tables, and lists, all composed by New York Times field experts. It also includes an introduction by longtime "On Language" columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner William Safire. An essential background reference for almost every subject; highly recommended for all public libraries.-Savannah Schroll Guz, formerly with Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, DC Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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1 . Good book trouble on reader
Posted March 16, 2010 by Rich , Louisianagood book and great information. Could never get it to work on my pocket edition. so beware tht you might not be able to carry it with you.
2 . Almost Anything
Posted July 22, 2009 by E.M.R. , Durango, COThis Guide to Essenial Knowledge is the best purchase I've made on the eBook store. I, being a student, find it easy to look up anything from photography to American history to cell biology. It has a table of contents in the front, of which one can scroll down and click to get to the desired topic. Each topic consists of many paragraphs and more subjects to break it down. It practically is like an encyclopedia. I seriously suggest buying it, especially for middle school, high school, and even college students.
St. Martin's Press / New York Times
October 28, 2007
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