The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A single-volume reference to a broad range of key subjects features authoritative essays on everything from business and science to history and the arts, in a guide that that includes a medical dictionary of terms, a writer's style guide, the text of key historical documents, and in-depth sports and awards sections. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
The new standard in reference from the nation's leading newspaper:
A thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use guide offering deeper coverage on a broad range of essential subjects.

Whether you are researching the history of the world, interested in learning more about an obscure medical procedure, exploring environmental trends, studying a great work of literature, looking for tips on how to improve your crossword puzzle skills, or just trying to gain a deeper understanding of the latest current events, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge includes insightful sidebars by Times writers, and covers major categories including art, astronomy, business, sports, history, medicine, philosophy, photography, biology, film, and much more!

Years in the making, this one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most popular subjects as well as providing easy-to-access data vital for everyday living. It is the only comprehensive reference book to include authoritative, engaging in-depth essays from experts in almost every field of endeavor, with innovative cross-referencing to allow for to even greater understanding.

Featuring:
- Biographical dictionary of nearly one thousand of the most important people of every field
- Writers Guide to grammar, usage and style
- The United States Constitution
- The most complete sports section of any one-volume reference book
- A thirty-thousand-word history of the world
- Crossword dictionary

Contributors include:
- Jane Brody on health matters
- Dennis Overbye on the Big Bang
- Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court today
- Andrew Revkin on the state of the world's environment
- John Noble Wilford on the oldest human fossil
- Michael Kimmelman on the origins of photography
- Will Shortz on crosswords
- Natalie Angier on war
- Nicholas Wade on how life began

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge is an indispensable resource of information. Years in the making, the guide covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context and provides easy access to data vital for everyday living.


Book News
John Leonard, a former editor of The New York Times Book Review, introduces this reference as a nontrivial, fact-based retort to what "deconstructed agnostics" tell us about reality. Coverage ranges from the arts to science and technology. The weighty volume also contains an eclectic gamut of useful information including a writer's guide, tips on solving the Times' crossword puzzles, a glossary of computer and Internet terms, wine primer, history of the world in 30,000 words, award-winners, and bibliographical dictionary of some 1,000 notables. It includes a helpful cross-referenced index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Holtzbrinck
The new standard in reference from the nation's leasing newspaper:
A thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use guide offering deeper coverage on a broad range of essential subjects.


Whether you are researching the history of the world, interested in learning more about an obscure medical procedure, exploring environmental trends, studying a great work of literature, looking for tips on how to improve your crossword puzzle skills, or just trying to gain a deeper understanding of the latest current events, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge includes insightful sidebars by Times writers, and covers major categories including art, astronomy, business, sports, history, medicine, philosophy, photography, biology, film, and much more!

Years in the making, this one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most popular subjects as well as providing easy-to-access data vital for everyday living. It is the only comprehensive reference book to include authoritative, engaging in-depth essays from experts in almost every field of endeavor, with innovative cross-referencing to allow for to even greater understanding.

Featuring:
- Biographical dictionary of nearly one thousand of the most important people of every field
- Writers Guide to grammar, usage and style
- The United States Constitution
- The most complete sports section of any one-volume reference book
- A thirty-thousand-word history of the world
- Crossword dictionary

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge is an indispensable resource of information. Years in the making, the guide covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context and provides easy access to data vital for everyday living.


Blackwell North Amer
The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge includes insightful sidebars by Times writers, and covers major categories including art, astronomy, business, sports, history, medicine, philosophy, photography, biology, film, and much more!
This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most popular subjects as well as providing easy-to-access data vital for everyday living. It is the only comprehensive reference book to include authoritative, engaging in-depth essays from experts in almost every field of endeavor, with innovative cross-referencing to allow for even greater understanding.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents information on such subjects as art, architecture, biology, business, history, medicine, sports, philosophy, and film, with essays by experts on numerous topics, a biographical dictionary, and a writer's guide to grammar.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: 2nd U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312313678
0312313675
Branch Call Number: 031 NEW 2007
Characteristics: 1320 p. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Guide to essential knowledge

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