This single volume family reference book comes from the publishers of the renowned Whitaker's Almanack. It combines the most up-to-date, 'must have' information on every important subject on earth with lashings of fact files and world record-breakers and Russell Ash's compelling 'top ten' style lists - all lavishly illustrated with full colour photographs. Hugely entertaining and informative in equal measure, this book is a superb reference title for all the family. "Places, people, dates, animals, events - this 320-page tome is packed with enough facts to end any family dispute. A Christmas read to dip into again and again. Essential stuff." The Sunday Times "Essential facts, figures and lists. Firsts, lasts, bests and worsts. All the facts you could ever want and more at your fingertips." Daily Express
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An inveterate collector of facts and figures, Russell Ash is a renowned author of popular reference titles, including the bestselling Top Ten of Everything and related titles (Dorling Kindersley). Russell has attracted extensive publicity and has appeared on many radio and TV programmes, including the Oprah Winfrey Show.Review:
"This cornucopia of lists, charts and blocks of brightly illustrated information about facts both strange or important, drawn from every conceivable subject and then divided into 20 sub-sections, has a lot to offer all ages." The Independent (16 Dec 2005) "A mine of useful and useless information and could prepare prospective contestants for victory in 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'" The Spectator (3 Dec 2005) "Informative and entertaining family reference book." The Bookseller Christmas Books (Oct 2005) "Places, people, dates, animals, events - this 320-page tome is packed with enough facts to end any family dispute. A Christmas read to dip into again and again. Essential stuff." The Sunday Times (18 Dec 2005) "A lively, thematic miscellany of general knowledge." Culture (4 Dec 2005)
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