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Title:
The World almanac and book of facts, 2000.
Publication Information:
Mahwah, N.J. : World Alamanac Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1024 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780886878474

9780886878481
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The latest edition of the bestselling source of world-wide facts features the 20th century in color pictures, special articles by noted experts, a feature on the Y2K computer problem, a calendar of key millennium dates and events, a preview of the 2000 elections, and expanded Internet information. 32 pages of color photos. Maps, flags.


Table of Contents

Robert B. ReichArthur M. Schlesinger Jr and David Herbert Donald and Rod Paschall and Anthony F. Janson and John Updike and Mr. Wizard and Glenn T. SeaborgRichard HantulaGeoffrey M. HornGeoffrey M. Horn
General Indexp. 4
Special Section The New Millenniump. 33
The Two Great Forces of the Futurep. 33
"Ten Greatest" Listsp. 35
Millennium Calendarp. 36
The Year 2000 Problemp. 37
Predictions That Failedp. 38
Notable Quotes of the 20th Centuryp. 39
Historical Anniversariesp. 40
The Year In Reviewp. 41
Clinton Impeached and Acquittedp. 41
Conflict in Kosovop. 42
The Top Ten News Stories of 1999p. 43
Chronology of the Year's Eventsp. 43
Notable Supreme Court Decisions, 1998-99p. 68
The 1999 Nobel Prizesp. 68
Notable Quotes in 1999p. 69
Offbeat News Stories, 1999p. 70
Miscellaneous Facts, 1999p. 70
Obituariesp. 71
U.S. Presidential Campaign 2000p. 74
United States Governmentp. 75
Congressp. 80
U.S. Judiciaryp. 91
State and Local Governmentp. 95
Cabinets of the U.S.p. 103
Economicsp. 108
Agricul Turep. 136
Employmentp. 145
Taxesp. 155
Energyp. 163
Environmentp. 168
Arts and Mediap. 176
The 20th Century in Picturesp. 193
National Defensep. 209
Aerospacep. 218
Meteorologyp. 227
Disastersp. 236
Educationp. 247
Associations and Societiesp. 281
Astronomy and Calendarp. 293
Noted Personalitiesp. 334
United States Populationp. 381
Cities of the U.S.p. 446
World Exploration and Geographyp. 456
Presidential Electionsp. 470
Flags And Mapsp. 505
United States Historyp. 521
Biographies of U.S. Presidentsp. 554
United States Factsp. 564
World Historyp. 575
Historical Figuresp. 600
Science and Technologyp. 609
Weights and Measuresp. 616
The Internet and Computersp. 623
Buildings, Bridges, and Tunnelsp. 632
States and Other Areas of the U.S.p. 643
Awards -- Medals -- Prizesp. 674
Religious Informationp. 692
Languagep. 703
Trade and Transportationp. 710
Travel and Tourismp. 721
Healthp. 725
Postal Informationp. 740
Consumer Informationp. 745
Social Securityp. 763
Nations of the Worldp. 768
1999 In Picturesp. 817
Vital Statisticsp. 889
Crimep. 904
Sportsp. 909
Quick Reference Indexp. 1024

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