Time: Almanac 2006

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From global trends to national eventsouter space to cyberspacethe past to the presentall the comprehensive up-to-the-minute facts, statistics, dates and information youll ever need or want. Highlights include world statistics and countries, astronomy and space, calendar and holidays, health and nutrition, sports results, business, economy, personal finance, the Internet, web-site guide, e-mail addresses and so much more! Turn to the Time Almanac 2006 for over a million answers! What Roman emperors had months named after them? How many major earthquakes were there in 2005? What is the worlds smallest country (in square miles)? According to the RIAA, what is the top-selling certified album of all time? Who leads the NBA as the player with the most rebounds of all time?

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The editors of TIME and Information Please present the world’s leading annual information source—the completely revised Time Almanac 2006. Authoritative, wide-ranging and easy to use, it’s the world’s fastest fact-finder.

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

WHO * People: More than 4,000 entries of history’s newsmakers * People in the News 2005: a fast guide to the year’s newsmakers * Champion athletes and teams of all major sports and the Olympics * Award-winners in every field: the Nobel Prize, the Oscars, Grammies, Emmys and Tonys...the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—and more!

WHAT * Sports: More than 100 pages of records, champions and teams * Great Disasters: History’s deadliest volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, shipwrecks and air crashes * The world’s tallest buildings...longest rivers...highest dams...most notable bridges...and most famous structures * Societies & Associations...Weather & Climate...Colleges & Universities...Race & Ethnicity—and more!

WHEN * The News of 2005, month-by-month * Headline History: more than 30 illustrated pages of key dates, events and people, from the age of dinosaurs to the age of digital information * America’s historic documents: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address

WHERE * World Statistics: More than 200 pages on the world’s nations and international relations * Flags of the world’s nations, in full color * A world Atlas, with 13 pages of full-color maps * America’s National Parks, Battlefields and Memorials * Travel websites, world’s great tourist destinations—and more!

WHY * Special feature articles from the editors of TIME explore the most important topics in the news today: stem-cell cloning...breakthroughs in diet and nutrition...gender differences in the male and female brains...the rising value of U.S. homes—and more!

HOW TO * Crossword Puzzle Guide * Guide to preventing identity theft * Foreign words & phrases * Guide to English grammar & style * Zip-code guide—and more!

It’s all here—and more!—in the World’s Fastest Fact-Finder

About the Author:

Information, Please! was one of the most popular shows in the Golden Age of radio. It went on the air just as the United States was emerging from the Great Depression, carried through World War II, and ended as the Golden Age of television began in the Eisenhower 50s. The show turned traditional quiz programs on their heads by allowing the public to ask questions of a panel of experts, who would then provide the answers, or at least a reply that was entertaining, if not plausible. Listeners from across the country wrote in with questions on topics ranging from performing arts to natural history.

The creators of the Information, Please! radio show saw a need for a reference book with answers to the type of questions they received, and they began publishing the Information Please Almanac in 1947. The almanac -- the show's most enduring legacy -- has been published annually from 1947 to the present. Since 1997, Information Please has partnered with TIME in publishing the almanac as The TIME Almanac with Information Please.

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