Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015 - Review and Giveaway

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What were the most memorable milestones of 2014? Which moments caused the biggest uproar for fans at the Men’s World Cup in Brazil? Which country saw a record 550 million people vote in national elections in 2014? While 2014 may be coming to a close, the events will carry on forever in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015, available in print and as an eBook for all platforms. This latest edition of America’s best-selling reference book will be your go-to source in the upcoming year, containing thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere.

After a year in which the performance of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs came under scrutiny, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015 presents “American Veterans: A Status Report,” revealing important information on the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans. Other new additions include the first available data on the implementation of the new health insurance exchanges under “Obamacare,” as well as “World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Most Controversial Sports Team Owners,” which features the most controversial franchise owners of past and present professional sports teams. Popular sections such as “Year in Sports,” “Top 10 News Topics,” “The World at a Glance,” and “Time Capsule” make their return.

Highlights from The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015 include:

American Veterans: A Status Report—Special feature that reveals important statistics and information on the health, employment, education, and future prospects of American veterans and their families.

Health Care Statistics—U.S. health care policy by the numbers, including the first official statistics on the ongoing implementation of health care reform and health insurance marketplace enrollment, consumer costs, and much more.

Ebola Outbreak Facts—The World Almanac an authoritative and informative overview of the 2014 epidemic.

Election Results—Review the complete state-by-state results from 2014 midterm elections.

World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Most Controversial Sports Team Owners—From Walter O’Malley to George Steinbrenner to Donald Sterling, the owners of sports teams have the power to change the game or alienate fans. The editors of The World Almanac® choose the most controversial franchise owners of past and present professional sports teams.

Year in Sports—Flip through hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Men’s World Cup in Brazil, 2014 World Series, Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, and much more.

Year in Pictures—Striking full-color images from around the world in 2014 illustrate the top events in news, pop culture, science, and sports.

Top 10 News Topics—From Ferguson, Missouri, to Iraq and Syria, the editors of The World Almanac® name the top stories that held their attention in 2014.

Time Capsule—The World Almanac® features the items that most came to symbolize the year 2014, from news and sports to pop culture.

Offbeat News Stories—Recap some of the strangest news stories of the year with The World Almanac® editors’ selection of off-the-wall news stories you might have missed, including the year’s most unusual celebrity pinup (Pope Francis) and the four-legged creature that took over the White House gardens.

The World at a Glance—This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2015 is available for purchase at www.worldalmanac.com and wherever books are sold. For the eBook version, please check your online retailer.

My Review:

With over 1000 pages, The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2015 is jam-packed with facts, information, statistics, and almost anything else you'd want to know.  For instance, this book tells what the major sources were for U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Human Activities.  If I ever need to know the final medal standings for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, all I have to do is open this book.  It's like the world is at my fingertips in one paperback book.  Because there's so much information, the print is very fine.  It's impossible to read and retain all that's written but it's not meant to be that way.  It's more like a go-to guide and reference manual.
 
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57 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a great resource for someone.

chickie717 said...

I like reading about history.... Years a ago my brother would always get the almamac. It was the highlight of his day,

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

I love science.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I am very interested in the history section

Sylvia said...

I like the History section best

Renee said...

I'd like the astronomy section.

1froglegs said...

I am interested in both sports and US History.

Mammamayor said...

The science seems interesting ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

Kim Chez said...

I like reading about sports & history.

justicecw said...

This would be great for my son...he loves to learn about history

DONNA CHEATLE said...

This would be great for my hubby! He loves history!

Sue Hull said...

I just love looking at everything. I have one from 2000 that is gold.They're fun to read.Thank you for the cool giveaway :)

bison61 said...

history interests me

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Theron Willis said...

Science is at the top of my list.

Xty C said...

I like history

Jenndiggy said...

I once read straight through the World Almanac. The countries was my favorite section. :) I'm a geography nut. (And a bit of a nerd.)

Sbot said...

I always like reading about history and geography!

abfantom said...

Science fascinates me.

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Shelton Rogerson said...

I've always loved physical science and why I love inventing things. Proud to say I have a patent.

jakiesmom said...

my son would read up on baseball

bluecat said...

I love reading about history, watching NASCAR (waiting for Daytona 500 2015!), and reading in general.

j1man1r66 said...

I am really interested in Robotics!
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James Coyne said...

i like history

TriciaD said...

I love history

Silver Phoenyx said...

I love these books!
Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

mscoffee77 said...

History really interests me, especially ancient history.

JordynTaylor777 said...

History.

richelle bowers said...

history

alissa apel said...

Art for me. I have 2 history buffs at home.

Leela said...

I love history.

Valentine said...

world history!

Darby Elizabeth said...

Medievil history

crankyyanky1 said...

I love history and am always watching the history channel

Danielle Day said...

History!

Amy_M said...

I love history!

iggysaysno said...

We like history.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I am really interested in History. I also love animal facts.

AEKZ2 said...

I like anything science-related.

saturdaynightfever said...

I enjoy film!

jandsfox_143 said...

I like sports!
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SandySue210 said...

I really like science!

Laurie Murley said...

i like the history and the science sections the most

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SexyBrat said...

I love interesting facts.

Lisa Pecora said...

I like reading about personal fiance.

csue said...

The Year In Pictures would be fun to look at.

smilekisses said...

The paranormal is a big interest to me.

Bob Hickerson said...

I love topics on the civil war

MELINA said...

THe topic that interests me is history.

kathy pease said...

My favorite topic would be nature with thigs like learning about sharks

Sara S said...

I like the culture/countries section :)

Candie L said...

My son loves all of the sports topics. Thank you

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Melissa Shirley said...

Science and history interest me. i RATHER READ ABOUT HISTORY THAN SCIENCE THOUGH.

Buddy Garrett said...

History interests me.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like to hear about our history.
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laurasloves said...

I love learning facts about history as it is so fascinating to find that so many things that happened in the past are happening now.
Laurie Emerson
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Brian E. said...

Thank You for the giveaway…have had a new one of these every year since I was a kid; great reference book to settle disputes about sports records, medicine, U.S. Government, World History , etc. !

Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

lilyk said...

I like reading about animals.