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Title:
The top 10 of everything 2000
Author:
Ash, Russell.
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Edition:
lst American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
288 pages ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789448927

9780789446329
Format :
Book

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Summary

The irresistible mix of facts and trivia featured in over 1,000 lists in this special millennium edition covers a diverse range of subjects from presidents to air disasters to what's in a name to toys and games. Top Ten dips into every area of human achievement and every area of the natural world, with such sections as the Universe & the Earth; Culture & Learning; the Human World; Town & Country; Music, Stage, Screen & Broadcasting; and Sports. The spectacular Millennium portion -- printed on 32 pages of silver paper -- provides insight into the way the world and its inhabitants have changed over the last 1,000 years. Informative, entertaining, and unmatched in the depth and breadth of its intriguing facts, Top Ten is impossible to put down!


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Millennium Milestones
1000-1399p. 10
1400-1499p. 12
1500-1599p. 14
1600-1699p. 16
1700-1799p. 18
1800-1839p. 20
1840-1869p. 22
1870-1899p. 24
1900-1929p. 26
1930-1959p. 28
1960-1989p. 30
1990-1999p. 32
Into the Futurep. 33
The Universe and the Earth
Star Gazingp. 36
Asteroids, Meteorites and Cometsp. 38
Space Explorationp. 40
Waterworldp. 42
Islands of the Worldp. 44
The Face of the Earthp. 46
Out of this Worldp. 48
World Weatherp. 50
Natural Disastersp. 52
Life on Earth
Extinct and Endangeredp. 56
Land Animalsp. 58
Marine Animalsp. 60
Flying Animalsp. 62
Domestic Petsp. 64
Insects and Creepy-Crawliesp. 66
Livestock and Food Cropsp. 68
Trees and Nonfood Cropsp. 70
The Human World
Human Body and Healthp. 74
Births, Marriages and Deathsp. 76
What's in a Name?p. 78
The Political Worldp. 80
Human Achievementsp. 82
The Nobel Centuryp. 84
Criminal Recordsp. 86
Murder Filep. 88
Military Mattersp. 90
World Religionsp. 92
Town and Country
Countries of the Worldp. 96
World Citiesp. 98
National Parksp. 100
States of the USp. 102
Place Namesp. 104
The Tallest Buildingsp. 106
Bridges and Other Structuresp. 108
Culture and Learning
Word Powerp. 112
Book Firsts and Recordsp. 114
Libraries of the Worldp. 116
Bestsellersp. 118
The Pressp. 120
Toys and Gamesp. 122
Art at Auctionp. 124
Art on Showp. 126
Art on Salep. 128
20th-Century Artistsp. 130
Music
Chart Hitsp. 134
Record Firstsp. 136
Chart Toppersp. 138
Hit Singles of the Decadesp. 140
Hit Albums of the Decadesp. 142
Women in the Chartsp. 144
Supergroupsp. 146
Star Singles and Albumsp. 148
Pop Stars of the '90sp. 150
Music Genresp. 152
World Musicp. 154
Gold and Platinum Discsp. 156
Movie Musicp. 158
Music Awardsp. 160
Classical and Operap. 162
Stage and Screen
All the World's a Stagep. 166
Movie Hits and Missesp. 168
Movies of the Decadesp. 170
Movie Genresp. 172
Oscar-Winning Moviesp. 174
Oscar-Winning Starsp. 176
And the Winner Isp. 178
Movie Actorsp. 180
Movie Actressesp. 182
The Funniesp. 184
The Directorsp. 186
Movie Outtakesp. 188
Animationp. 190
On the Radiop. 192
Top TVp. 194
TV of the Decadesp. 196
Children's TV and Videop. 198
Top Videosp. 200
The Commercial World
Workers and Inventorsp. 204
The Financial Worldp. 206
Imports and Exportsp. 208
Communication Mattersp. 210
Fuel and Powerp. 212
Accidents at Home and Workp. 214
Industrial and Other Disastersp. 216
Wealth and Richesp. 218
Food for Thoughtp. 220
Alcoholic and Soft Drinksp. 222
World Tourismp. 224
On The Move
Speed Recordsp. 228
Cars and Road Transportationp. 230
Road Disasters and Accidentsp. 232
Rail Transportationp. 234
Water Transportationp. 236
Air Recordsp. 238
Air Transportationp. 240
Sports
Olympic Recordsp. 244
Sports Heroesp. 246
Footballp. 248
Athletic Achievementsp. 250
Basketball Bestsp. 252
Combat Sportsp. 254
Baseball Teamsp. 256
Baseball Starsp. 258
International Soccerp. 260
On Two Wheelsp. 262
Auto Racingp. 264
Golfing Greatsp. 266
Horse Racingp. 268
Ice Hockeyp. 270
Tennis Triumphsp. 272
Team Gamesp. 274
Water Sportsp. 276
Winter Sportsp. 278
This Sporting Lifep. 280
Indexp. 282
Acknowledgmentsp. 288

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