The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002

Author: Ken Park
Pages: 1008
Language: english

Now in its third century of publication, The World Almanac remains the one source people turn to when they need comprehensive and reliable information on just about any subject imaginable. Faster and easier to use than the Internet and other on-line sources, it's no wonder The World Almanac is a perennial bestseller on every national list and the one almanac found in homes, libraries, schools, businesses, and media outlets throughout the world. No other almanac comes close to matching The World Almanac's scope, breadth of information, authoritativeness, timeliness, and ease of use.Completely updated from first page to last, and with more information than ever before, The World Almanac 2002 continues the 134-year tradition of providing the most information on the most topics, including:-America Attacked: Front-of-the-book feature, with information on the attacks, the valiant rescue efforts, the response, and the repercussions; photo highlights, with memorable and indelible images of the Attack on America; and updates throughout the book that show the vast consequences of the attacks-Detailed results and analysis of the Millennium Census-Focus On Children: An in-depth profile of today's children and their families, with an essay by TV legend Mr. (Fred) Rogers-People Power: Newly expanded section on Noted Personalities, with up-to-date information on thousands of personalities, living and dead - and more rock, country, jazz, and blues artists than ever before-Expanded information in some of The World Almanac's most turned-to sections: sports, entertainment, consumer information, computers and the Internet and international news and information-The Year in Pictures: Two full-color photo sections with highlights of the most dramatic events of the year-The Digital World Almanac: Details on the new World Almanac Web Site and the free World Almanac Monthly E-Newsletter, featuring news and monthly updates of The World Almanac's most turned-to sections-Plus, all the information people need on hundreds of other topics, including: arts and entertainment, awards, U.S. cities and states, nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, crime, employment, lifestyles, education, travel, science and technology, astronomy, health and nutrition, the economy and business, and much more

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