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The New York Times 2000 almanac
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Putnam, Inc, [1999]

Physical Description:
1004 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Cover title.

"The almanac of record."

"Millennium edition"-cover.
Almanac of the year -- The United States -- The world -- Science and technology -- Awards and prizes -- Sports.
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The New York Times Almanac 2000 draws on the resources of the world's premiere news organization to provide readers with the most in-depth information ever contained in a single volume. Up-to-date, with key facts and figures organized in a user-friendly fashion and set in historical context, this is the first choice for anyone who needs timely, accurate information about the United States and other nations around the globe.The New York Times Almanac 2000 includes:*Special reports on key issues and events by New York Times correspondents *Complete coverage of the history and government of the United States, including a year-by-year chronology from the 16th century to the present, details of every presidential election, biographies of every president, and a full listing of every major federal agency *An Economy section that gives definitions of leading indicators, derivatives, and other terms found in daily newspapers *More facts and figures about Global Topics than any other almanac, including extensive nation-by-nation information on world health, economics, and population *The biggest Sports section of any almanac

Author Notes

John W. Wright is a book packager as well as an author of reference books.

Table of Contents

Part I Almanac of the Year
Late-Breaking Newsp. iv
Nobel Prizes, 1999p. iv
The Millenniump. 1
Chronology of the Year's Eventsp. 13
Obituaries 1998-99p. iv
Major News Stories of 1999p. 27
Calendar of the Yearp. 51
Understanding Calendarsp. 51
Holidays and Holy Daysp. 56
Astronomical Events, 2000p. 62
Part II The United States
U.S. Geographyp. 64
U.S. Historyp. 72
Documents of U.S. Historyp. 72
Chronology of U.S. Historyp. 82
Biographies of U.S. Presidentsp. 100
Presidential Elections, 1796-1996p. 114
Political Office Holdersp. 126
The U.S. Supreme Courtp. 134
The Federal Governmentp. 138
The Legislative Branchp. 138
The Judicial Branchp. 143
The Executive Branchp. 145
Federal Employees and Budgetp. 153
National Defensep. 161
Social Insurance Programsp. 169
Internal Revenue Servicep. 177
U.S. Postal Servicep. 181
States, Territories, and Possessionsp. 183
The Fifty Statesp. 183
State Government Financesp. 217
U.S. Territories and Possessionsp. 221
Cities and Counties in the U.S.p. 225
The 50 Largest Cities, 1990-96p. 226
Cities in Americap. 244
City Financesp. 255
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)p. 257
Counties in Americap. 273
The American People Todayp. 275
The 1990 Censusp. 275
Population by Race and Hispanic Originp. 282
The U.S. Population by Age and Sexp. 290
Vital Statisticsp. 292
Households and Familiesp. 297
Housingp. 300
Immigrationp. 306
Sex in Americap. 313
Agriculturep. 316
Crime and Punishmentp. 319
Economy and Businessp. 330
The U.S. Economyp. 330
U.S. Businessp. 354
Advertisingp. 365
Educationp. 368
U.S. Energyp. 375
Health and Medicinep. 379
The Mediap. 400
The Print Mediap. 400
The Electronic Mediap. 406
Religion in Americap. 414
Transportationp. 420
Part III The World
World Historyp. 429
Rulers of the Worldp. 453
World Geographyp. 460
Climate and Weatherp. 475
World Populationp. 482
World Healthp. 488
World Religionsp. 498
Major Languages of the Worldp. 502
World Energyp. 503
The Global Military Situationp. 507
The Global Economyp. 511
Nations of the Worldp. 526
Territories of the Worldp. 707
The United Nationsp. 718
International Organizationsp. 725
Part IV Science and Technology
Sciencep. 726
Astronomyp. 726
Earth Sciencesp. 748
Chemistryp. 755
Physicsp. 761
Life Sciencesp. 767
Mathematicsp. 773
Standard Weights and Measuresp. 775
The Environmentp. 780
Endangered Speciesp. 790
Technologyp. 797
Computersp. 804
Telecommunicationsp. 809
The Internetp. 816
Part V Awards and Prizes
Awards in the Arts and Entertainmentp. 823
Pulitzer Prizesp. 848
The Nobel Prizesp. 861
Part VI Sports
College Sportsp. 875
International Sportsp. 884
The Olympic Gamesp. 891
Professional Sportsp. 908
Footballp. 925
Basketballp. 936
Ice Hockeyp. 944
Baseballp. 949
Indexp. 975