The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

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Macmillan, 5. 11. 2004 - Počet stran: 1096
The new standard in reference from the nation's leading newspaper:
A thorough, authoritative, easy-to-use guide offering deeper coverage on a broad range of essential subjects.

Whether you are researching the history of the world, interested in learning more about an obscure medical procedure, exploring environmental trends, studying a great work of literature, looking for tips on how to improve your crossword puzzle skills, or just trying to gain a deeper understanding of the latest current events, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge includes insightful sidebars by Times writers, and covers major categories including art, astronomy, business, sports, history, medicine, philosophy, photography, biology, film, and much more!

Years in the making, this one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most popular subjects as well as providing easy-to-access data vital for everyday living. It is the only comprehensive reference book to include authoritative, engaging in-depth essays from experts in almost every field of endeavor, with innovative cross-referencing to allow for to even greater understanding.

Featuring:
- Biographical dictionary of nearly one thousand of the most important people of every field
- Writers Guide to grammar, usage and style
- The United States Constitution
- The most complete sports section of any one-volume reference book
- A thirty-thousand-word history of the world
- Crossword dictionary

Contributors include:
- Jane Brody on health matters
- Dennis Overbye on the Big Bang
- Linda Greenhouse on the Supreme Court today
- Andrew Revkin on the state of the world's environment
- John Noble Wilford on the oldest human fossil
- Michael Kimmelman on the origins of photography
- Will Shortz on crosswords
- Natalie Angier on war
- Nicholas Wade on how life began
 

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Architecture
2
Religion
5
Islam
12
Dance
17
History of Western Classical Music
40
92
51
Music Symbols and Notation
84
Painting and Sculpture
88
Media
403
Medicine
426
A Brief History of Medicine
435
to Prevent and Control Cancer By Jane E Brody
448
Diagnostic Tests
462
Mythology
469
111
590
Golf
671

Baroque Art 16001750
94
Postmodernism 1950
102
Photography
104
Economics
119
Geography
171
History
186
358
201
World History
209
547
221
Music
235
American History
287
A Brief History of
293
World Literature
337
Mathematics
389
436
694
883
695
A REFERENCE LIBRARY
767
This
783
Nations of the World
813
U S States and Cities
861
572
878
Awards Prizes
921
History of Western Classical Music 40
982
History of American Popular Music 61
989
940
1080
Musical Instruments
1087
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The Staff of The New York Times, introduction by John Leonard

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