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Provides a wealth of information that encompasses history, science and technology, people, places, nature, the arts, and the universe, and provides hundreds of maps, illustrations, and photographs.
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First published in Britain in 1985 as a combination almanac, encyclopedia, and trivia collection, this book succeeds best as a collection of trivia. A good fact book should be designed to answer ready reference questions and Book of Facts has deficiencies in this respect. The information is arranged by broad subjectspeople, places, arts, etc.with numerous colored photographs and charts. The subjects are then subdivided and the individual facts are prefaced by titles which are no help in quickly locating information. As an examplea reference in the index to a cone shell snail is found in the text under "Shell Shock." Since there is no similar source, and the book is entertaining and has an abundance of facts, it would be useful for persistent librarians or trivia fans in public, school, or academic libraries. Christine Bulson, SUNY at Oneonta Lib.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Readers Digest, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0895772566
Book Description Readers Digest, Pleasantville, NY, 1987. Hard Cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus. BRAND NEW COPY. DJ/None. Compendium of essential and interesting information of this world we live in and are a part of. Excellent reference/resource. Seller Inventory # 012686
Book Description Readers Digest. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0895772566 Dispatched from London. Seller Inventory # Z0895772566ZN
Book Description Readers Digest, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110895772566