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The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 (Hardcover)The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 (Hardcover)
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The World Almanac® for Kids 2014 (Hardcover)

The World AlmanacĀ® for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with millions of copies sold.… (See Below for Full Description)
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The World Almanac® for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with millions of copies sold. Filled with thousands of fun, fascinating facts and essential homework help on a wide range of subjects, this full-color almanac has been completely updated and redesigned, with hundreds of new photographs, dozens of completely new features, and a wealth of puzzles, games, activities, maps, Web sites, and much more. An ideal homework aid and a joy to read for kids and adults alike, the hard cover edition of the World Almanac® for Kids 2014 provides timely and timeless information on popular subjects such as animals, science, sports, music, U.S. history, and more. Readers will find out what's hot in 2014 with full-color photographs and facts about favorite sports and entertainment superstars!


Special Features

  • Faces and Places: Huge full-color photographs showcase the year's most talked-about topics. The almanac overs headlines in movies, music, sports, and more serious need-to-know news
  • Animals: Explore brand-new features on preventing species poaching and extinction, learn about animals ranging from endangered species to the biggest creatures, and look into the life of a veterinarian, the most common pets, and more
  • Crime: Investigate how forensic science helps law enforcement officials solve crimes, including how DNA is being used to prove guilt or acquit the innocent. Also find out from an air marshal what it's really like to be on alert for lawbreakers at 30,000 feet
  • Energy and Environment: Information on renewable energy in action, climate change, and even urban bike-sharing programs demonstrates practical effects of environmental policies, while great features on personal choices show how small changes can have a big environmental impact
  • Games: Check out the top-selling video games and apps of all time compared to today's top sellers, and get a preview of the latest installments of some old favorites
  • Homework Help: From easy writing hints to quick test-taking tips, this handy resource includes a brand-new feature on how to research for papers, projects, and reports that emphasizes good sourcing online and off while avoiding errors and plagiarism
  • Inventions: See how the technologies we take for granted today evolved from a simple idea to an improved device
  • Movies and TV: Pick up some fun facts about this year's most popular movies, TV shows, and viral video stars, plus a close-up look at what's coming up next
  • Money: Get to know the world's youngest billionaires, oldest forms of currency, and fascinating trivia on everything in between. Then, learn practical ways to save, budget, and make the most out of what's in your wallet
  • Music and Dance: Get the inside scoop on One Direction, Katy Perry, and more of 2013's hottest acts, including the latest winners of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing with the Stars
  • Nations: Make the world a little smaller with interesting details and fun facts about every country in the world, brought to life by vivid maps and flags of more than 190 nations
  • Population: Take a look at the changing face of the United States with up-to-date census results, then take a global glance at the world's megacities, population growth, and the areas where populations are actually shrinking
  • Sports: From Super Bowl Sunday and the Final Four to the NBA Finals and the Indy 500, get information on kids' favorite teams, pro athletes, and sports. Brand-new additions include features on Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and other exciting highlights from the 2012 Olympic Games, plus a sneak peek at the 2014 Winter Olympics
  • Technology and Computers: Uncover the technology behind the gadgets and apps we use every day, from GPS to voice recognition, then pick up quick tips on taking advantage of cloud computing, avoiding cyberbullying, and staying safe online

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60057-176-3
ISBN-10 160057176X
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series World Almanac
Author World Almanac
Publication Date 8/1/2013
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint World Almanac
Available Formats Print

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