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Hardcover Book of Facts REV Book

ISBN: 0895772566

ISBN13: 9780895772565

Book of Facts REV

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From Library Journal First published in Britain in 1985 as a combination almanac, encyclopedia, and trivia collection, this book succeeds best as a collection of trivia. A good fact book should be... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Answers many of the questions you might have.

How often do we get stuck for an answer to something we really ought to know? How often do we confuse one historic person or period with another? How often do the writers amongst us search for some additional information just to add an "aside" to the main thrust of the piece itself? Yes, a book of records is most useful when looking for certain information but it will not explain the difference between, say, one period of English furniture and another or how islands are formed or why there was once a funeral for a leg! There are times when we all need to find answers to vexing questions - or perhaps just a little help with a crossword clue. A book of facts is an essential addition to the publications held in any household or office and "The Reader's Digest Book of Facts" is just about as good as they get. It can also become very interesting reading - but be careful, you might easily become the equivalent of a crossword bore by continually exclaiming "Hey, did you that in 1847.......". A really first class publication. NM

A whole bunch of facts in a neat little book

There's no doubt that Readers Digest produces nice coffee table books and usually with so many different topics, there is just about something for everyone. And for those that want a large collection of diverse facts all in one book, that brings us to Reader's Digest Book of Facts. As you might expect from Reader's Digest, this material is presented in a fun, interesting, and easy to read way. Along with the base material in the chapters, also offered are statistics, timelines, trivia and photographs. You could almost call this a mini-reference book due to the many topics that it covers and the potential for learning so many new things. Or, if you're familiar with much of this information, it's just plain enjoyable to go back and rediscover it all over again. The subjects are spread out over 7 major categories that include People, Places, Science and Technology, Animals and Plants, Arts and Entertainment, The Universe, and The Earth. All individual sections are broken down into sub-chapters with a nice amount of detail that stays fresh throughout the book. Reader's Digest Book of Facts is nice leisurely reading anyone can enjoy and it comes at a very nice price. I'd recommend this to everyone.
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