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Title:
The New York Times 2002 almanac
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin Putnam, Inc, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1002 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"The almanac of record"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Almanac of the year -- The United States -- The world -- Science and technology -- Awards and prizes -- Sports.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780141002354
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The New York Times Almanac is the almanac of record. Drawing on the resources of the world's premier news organization, it provides readers with a wealth of data about the United States and the world-in a readable and more easily accessible form than other fact finders. Unrivaled in scope and unsurpassed in comprehensiveness, The New York Times Almanac pays careful attention to significant issues, topics, and developments of the day, and sets them in historical context. It gives the stories-and the stories behind the stories. The New York Times Almanac is the first choice for students, journalists, and researchers-for anyone who needs timely, accurate information about the United States and other nations around the globe.


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Choice Review

Drawing on reportage from the world's premier news organization, this version of Times Almanac offers up-to-date information on current and historical events in a readable, authoritative, comprehensive fashion. An exhaustive work, Times's thousands of entries cover a vast array of topics, paying close attention to significant issues, topics, and developments of the day--e.g., "America Attacked," Bush v. Gore, Census 2000. Obituaries, World Series results, Nobel Prize winners, nations and states, Academy Award winners, and the like are also included. Times is crammed with information on thin pages, making it somewhat difficult to read, and appears not as well organized as competing almanacs. The rival World Almanac and Book of Facts is better organized, more thorough, and easier to read. Times's black-and-white illustrations are smaller. It does, however, include a thorough index and many useful maps, tables, and diagrams. Articles range in length from a few lines to several pages, in a straightforward, terse, but readable style. Entries are arranged alphabetically in boldface, making them easy to spot on the page. Its shortcomings aside, this latest version of Times Almanac is impressive in its sweep, clarity, and authoritativeness, making it a good choice among one-volume "first-stop" reference works. Recommended for all collections. S. M. Williams Texas A&M University--Kingsville