Webster's New World Pocket Book of Facts

ISBN 13: 9780028627502

Webster's New World Pocket Book of Facts

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9780028627502: Webster's New World Pocket Book of Facts

Webster's New World(TM) Pocket Book of Facts - The information you need right at your fingertips
Quick access to concise facts and statistics
Hundreds of easy-to-read tables, lists, and charts
Covers sports, health, education, business, finance, entertainment, government, travel, science, holidays, and much more

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Curious about the annual salaries of the U.S. President, a Supreme Court Chief Justice, and a U.S. Senator? Need a reliable source for birthday stones, Western zodiac dates, and Chinese zodiac years that also contains weight equivalents for drams, pounds, and ounces, pecks, furlongs, and grams? The Pocket Book of Facts, weighing approximately 13 ounces (or 195 grams) and measuring about 3.5 x 6 x .5 inches (or 9 x 15 x 1.5 centimeters), is a remarkable volume data and facts. It lists winners for the Pulitzer, Nobel, Emmy, and Miss America awards, covers professional sports champions and top-selling automobiles, details proper display and care of the United States Flag, and lists the number of stars on the U.S. flag and when which states joined the union, from 1777 to 1960. There's a cooking chart that tells how long a standing rib, rib-eye, and sirloin tip should roast (for rare, medium, and well done), and what the internal temperature should be, plus a chart for how long various food goods (like butter, eggs, and fish) ought be allowed to stay in the refrigerator, and the acceptable weight ranges for men and women, depending on height and size of frame. In fact, just about any question you can think of stands a good chance of being answered within this book's 410 statistics-crammed pages, including how much to tip for various services rendered, how to remove an assortment of stains, and who won the America's Cup in 1974, U.S. Embassies abroad, how many miles (by road and by flight) between major cities of the U.S., international dialing codes, and the largest blue catfish ever caught. Great for browsing, research, and the ever-popular game of Did-You-Know, Webster's New World has compiled a remarkable and fun collection of diverse trivia. --Stephanie Gold

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