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Title:
The world almanac for kids 2003
Author:
Seabrooke, Kevin.
Publication Information:
Mahwah, NJ : World Almanac Books : distributed by St. Martin's Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

Book contains fascinating and fun facts on every subject from animals to weather, plus current events. Appeals to 8-12 year olds, and 'kids' of all ages.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780886878788

9780886878795
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Book

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Concord Library AY81.J8 W67 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Completely updated this almanac presents information in a format that will appeal to children of all ages.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Two fun references with punchy graphics hit bookstores this season. Completely revised and updated, The World Almanac for Kids 2003 covers more than 35 subjects including Animals, Computers, the Environment, and Sports alongside full-color photographs and a zippy design featuring neon-bright color-coded tabs by subject. All new games, puzzles and activities as well as "Did You Know?" factoids have been added; some sections, like the one on the US military, have been expanded. A timeline "Remembering September 11" opens the volume, followed by "Faces and Places," a special section focusing on popular people and events from the past year (e.g., Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes and five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys). A companion Web site (www.worldalmanacforkids.com) expands on several of the categories and offers additional puzzles and games. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Remembering September 11p. 9
Faces & Placesp. 12
Faces & Placesp. 12
Best Beatsp. 14
Movie Magicp. 16
TV Timep. 18
Marvelous Medalistsp. 20
Champsp. 22
Animalsp. 24
Animal News & Factsp. 24
Ants Are Amazingp. 25
Largest, Smallest, Fastestp. 26
How Long Do Animals Live?p. 27
Kits, Cubs, and Other Animal Babiesp. 27
What Are Groups of Animals Called?p. 28
Habitats: Where Animals Livep. 28
Animal Architectsp. 28
Endangered Speciesp. 29
Danger! Poison!p. 30
Petsp. 31
Animal Kingdomp. 32
Life on Earthp. 33
The World of Dinosaursp. 34
Artp. 36
Through Artists' Eyesp. 36
All About Animals on Paradep. 36
All About Impressionismp. 37
Some Famous Works of Artp. 37
Art History Highlightsp. 38
Birthdaysp. 39
Birthdaysp. 39
Booksp. 43
Platform Nine and Three Quartersp. 43
Books to Enjoyp. 44
Book Awards, 2001-2002p. 46
Best New Books of the Yearp. 46
All About Comic Booksp. 47
Buildingsp. 48
Tallest Buildings in the Worldp. 48
Roofs That Movep. 48
The Pentagonp. 49
All About Castlesp. 49
Calendars & Timep. 50
Calendarsp. 50
What Are Time Zones?p. 51
All About Atomic Clocksp. 51
Computersp. 52
How Computers Workp. 52
Computer Talkp. 54
The Binary Systemp. 55
Computer Gamesp. 55
The Internetp. 56
Smileysp. 56
New Gadgetsp. 57
All About ENIACp. 58
Energyp. 59
Energy Keeps Us Movingp. 59
The Sun and Its Energyp. 60
All About Solar Carsp. 60
Who Produces and Uses the Most Energy?p. 61
Where Does Our Energy Come From?p. 61
Sources of Energyp. 62
Environmentp. 64
What Is the Environment?p. 64
What Is Biodiversity?p. 65
Home Sweet Biomep. 66
Where Garbage Goesp. 68
Reduce, Reuse, Recyclep. 69
What Is Made From Recycled Materials?p. 69
Water, Water Everywherep. 70
Water Woesp. 71
What Is Air Pollution?p. 72
Global Warmingp. 72
Forests Forever?p. 73
Games & Toysp. 74
Board Gamesp. 74
The King of Games...The Game of Kingsp. 75
A Time-Line of Video Gamesp. 75
All About Trading Cardsp. 76
All About Robot Competitionsp. 76
Top Selling Toys of 2001p. 77
Classic American Toys...Yesterday and Todayp. 77
Geographyp. 78
Looking at Our Worldp. 78
Reading a Mapp. 79
The Seven Continentsp. 80
Tallest, Longest, Highest, Deepestp. 81
Amazing Geography Factsp. 81
The Four Oceansp. 81
Some European and American Explorersp. 82
Volcanoesp. 83
Earthquakesp. 84
Major Earthquakesp. 85
Healthp. 86
Inside Your Bodyp. 86
What the Body's Systems Dop. 87
Surprising Facts About the Bodyp. 88
Stay Healthy With Exercisep. 88
A Few Facts About Leftiesp. 89
Old Wives' Talesp. 89
We Are What We Eatp. 90
A Little Fat Goes a Long Wayp. 90
Which Foods Are the Right Foods?p. 91
Cool Ways to Say "No"p. 92
Understanding AIDSp. 92
Super Snacksp. 93
Holidaysp. 94
Holidays in the United Statesp. 94
Unusual Holidaysp. 95
Holidays Around the Worldp. 95
Inventionsp. 96
Inventions Change Our Livesp. 96
All About the Sign Language Glovep. 98
Great Ideas--By Accidentp. 99
A Batty Idea?p. 99
Languagep. 100
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. 100
New Wordsp. 100
Palindromes; All About Eponymsp. 101
In Other Words: Idiomsp. 102
Jokes and Riddlesp. 103
Top Ten Languages; Languages in the U.S.p. 104
Language Expressp. 105
Anagramsp. 106
Militaryp. 107
Serious Businessp. 107
Out of the Ordinaryp. 108
In the Airp. 109
All About the Army's Green Beretsp. 110
Moneyp. 111
History of Moneyp. 111
Making Money: The U.S. Mintp. 112
How Much Money Is in Circulation?p. 113
What Are Exchange Rates?p. 113
All About the Europ. 113
Why Budgets Are Helpfulp. 114
What Do You Want to Be?p. 115
Movies & TVp. 116
20 Movie Hits of 2001 and 2002p. 116
20 Popular Kids Videos of 2001p. 116
Some Popular Moviesp. 117
Lord of the Ringsp. 117
All About SpongeBobp. 118
Popular TV Shows in 2001-2002p. 118
Popular Video Games in 2001p. 118
People to Watch: Anne Hathaway, Hayden Christensenp. 119
Museumsp. 120
Kids' Museumsp. 120
Living History Exhibitsp. 121
Ethnic Museumsp. 121
Odd Museumsp. 122
National Air and Space Museump. 122
Music & Dancep. 123
Musical Instrumentsp. 123
Music and Music Makersp. 124
Top Albums of 2001p. 124
Rock and Roll Hall of Famep. 125
American Musicalsp. 126
All About Hip-Hopp. 126
Dancep. 127
Nationsp. 128
Kids Around the Worldp. 128
Maps and Flags of the Nationsp. 130
Facts About Nationsp. 146
Numbersp. 166
Numerals in Ancient Civilizationp. 166
Roman Numeralsp. 166
The Prefix Tells the Numberp. 167
Big Numbersp. 167
How Many Sides and Faces Do They Have?p. 168
How Do You Find the Area?p. 169
All About 3.14 ([pi])p. 169
Multiplication Tablep. 170
Populationp. 172
Where Do People Live?p. 172
Population of the United States 2001p. 173
Taking the Census: Everyone Countsp. 174
Counting the First Americansp. 175
The Many Faces of America: Immigrationp. 176
Becoming an American Citizenp. 177
Prizes & Contestsp. 178
Nobel Prizesp. 178
The Medal of Honorp. 179
Pulitzer Prize; Spingarn Medalp. 179
Entertainment Awardsp. 180
Contestsp. 181
Religionp. 183
World Religionsp. 183
Major Holy Daysp. 185
Religious Membership in the United Statesp. 186
Sciencep. 187
What Everything Is Made ofp. 187
How Elements Are Namedp. 188
All About Compoundsp. 188
Minerals, Rocks, and Gemsp. 189
What Is DNA?; All About Cloningp. 190
Some Famous Scientistsp. 191
Science Museumsp. 192
Solar-Powered Rainmakerp. 193
Science Q & Ap. 194
Signs & Symbolsp. 196
Road Signs; Some Useful Symbolsp. 196
The Zodiacp. 197
All About Native American Code Talkersp. 197
Braille and Sign Languagep. 198
Spacep. 200
The Solar Systemp. 200
The Planetsp. 201
The Moonp. 202
Exploring Spacep. 203
Not Just Planetsp. 204
Eclipsesp. 204
Constellationsp. 205
Big Questionsp. 206
First Astronauts in Spacep. 207
Shuttles and Space Stationsp. 208
International Space Stationp. 209
All About Space Campp. 209
Sportsp. 210
Baseballp. 210
Basketballp. 212
Professional Basketballp. 212
College Basketballp. 214
Footballp. 215
Professional Footballp. 215
College Footballp. 217
Golfp. 218
Gymnasticsp. 218
Ice Hockeyp. 219
The Olympic Gamesp. 220
Skatingp. 222
Soccerp. 223
Special Olympicsp. 224
Swimmingp. 224
Tennisp. 225
X Gamesp. 226
Transportationp. 227
How Long Did It Take?p. 227
Trains; Autosp. 228
Air; Seap. 229
A Short History of Transportationp. 230
All About the Transcontinental Railroadp. 230
Travelp. 232
Historic Homesp. 232
World Citiesp. 233
Amusement Parksp. 234
Roller Coastersp. 235
United Nationsp. 236
A Community of Nationsp. 236
UN Peacekeepersp. 237
How the UN Is Organizedp. 237
United Statesp. 238
United States: Facts, Figures, and Symbolsp. 238
The U.S. Constitutionp. 240
The Executive Branch: The President and the Cabinetp. 242
Elections: Electing the President and Vice Presidentp. 243
Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United Statesp. 244
Presidents and First Ladiesp. 251
The Legislative Branch: Congressp. 252
The House of Representatives, by Statep. 253
What Impeachment Meansp. 253
The Judicial Branch: The Supreme Courtp. 254
United States History Time Linep. 257
African Americans Work for Changep. 264
They Made Historyp. 265
Map of the United Statesp. 266
Facts About the Statesp. 268
Washington, D.C.: The Capital of the United Statesp. 285
How the States Got Their Namesp. 286
National Parksp. 288
Weatherp. 290
Weather Wordsp. 290
Cloudsp. 290
Hurricanesp. 291
All About Lightningp. 291
Taking Temperaturesp. 292
The Hottest and Coldest Places in the Worldp. 292
Weights & Measuresp. 294
The Earliest Measurementsp. 294
Measurements We Use Todayp. 294
The Metric Systemp. 296
How to Convert Measurementsp. 297
World Historyp. 298
The Middle Eastp. 298
All About Mummies of Egyptp. 299
Gods and Goddessesp. 299
Africap. 301
Asiap. 303
Europep. 306
The Americasp. 310
Anniversaries in 2003, in 2004p. 312
Puzzle Answersp. 314
Indexp. 318
Classroom Contest: Wormsp. 332

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