The need for a single-volume reference book of commonly sought information has resulted in this all-new and easy-to-use edition of The New York Public Library Desk Reference. You will find a variety of information on influential people, world events, meaningful facts, important dates, useful instructions, and handy advice. Information is organized into well-researched lists, easy-to-read charts and graphs, tables, valuable and interesting sidebars, definitions galore, and much more - complete with full-color maps and illustrations, cross references, web addresses to aid in further research, and other print sources for additional information.
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Now completely revised and redesigned in full color, The New York Public Library Desk Reference Third Edition goes beyond the success of previous editions. This core reference takes its place beside the dictionary as an essential resource for home, office, or school.Review:
The New York Public Library Desk Reference is a dangerous book. You might turn to it for guidance about making a Harvey Wallbanger or removing a bee sting and find yourself lost in an explanation of the wind-chill factor. Looking for a few great amusement parks? Don't get sidetracked by a checklist for travelling with pets or a spread illustrating the official football signals. Or do. You might not want to know how much it costs to raise a child, whether you've been undertipping your barber, or even how to calculate your net worth, but who can resist illustrations of architectural elements, descriptions of orchestral instruments, a sidebar about Schrödinger's Cat paradox, or a list of the 94 acceptable two-letter Scrabble words? Oh, and the lists: standard times for major cities, the Beaufort Scale of wind force, significant inventions (pages of them!), common philosophical terms, food additives, major wars, and Wimbledon winners, to name a few. This third edition features greatly improved colour graphics, a more thorough index and more than 300 new entries; plus, bibliographies and addresses presented throughout will point you off in several directions, should you desire further information. -- Jane Steinberg, Amazon.com
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