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The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2012The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2012
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The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2012

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource.
Praise for the previous editions:
"The World Almanac® is the most useful refe… (See Below for Full Description)
SKU: IB-9781600571480

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The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 80 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2012 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource!


Special Features

  • The Year in Review: The World Almanac®takes a look back at 2011 while looking forward to 2012
  • 2010 Census Results: An up-to-date portrait of the changing face of the American people, based on newly released 2010 census data. Includes dozens of new graphics and data visualizations and essential population statistics about demographics, typical households, and new congressional apportionment
  • 2012 Election Preview: Profiles of prominent contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are complemented with an overview of the key issues and a schedule of caucuses and primary dates
  • Greatest Sports Upsets: Inspired by Japan's unlikely triumph at the women's World Cup and the graying Dallas Mavericks' NBA Finals 6-game win over the young mega-talent on the Miami Heat, The World Almanac® editors have selected their list of the greatest athletic upsets of all time
  • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® highlights surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today
  • Education: New statistics highlight the current state of education in the U.S., including the cost of higher education, information on charter schools, and alternative education options. Also features all new information on how American students measure up internationally, student bullying, and school safety
  • Colleges and Universities: This feature compiles statistics on thousands of public and private U.S. colleges and universities-an indispensable tool for college-bound students and their families. Complete with student enrollment, tuition and fees, and other useful information. Includes 6-year graduation rates for the first time!
  • Economy and Employment: The World Almanac®'s acclaimed economics content has been streamlined for greater accessibility and enhanced to emphasize the facts, figures, and indicators that matter most

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-1-60057-148-0
ISBN-10 1600571484
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series World Almanac
Author World Almanac
Publication Date 11/1/2011
Book's Binding Paperback
Imprint World Almanac
Specifications Black-and-white photographs. Three full-color inserts. Index.
Available Formats Print

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