Essential Knowledge A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

ISBN-10: 0312376596

ISBN-13: 9780312376598

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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A Complete Revision and Thorough Updating of the Ultimate Reference from the Newspaper of Record nbsp; Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition ofThe New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledgeoffers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. nbsp; This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays fromNew York Timesexperts in almost every field of endeavor.
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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1328
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 5.258
Language: English

David John Moore Cornwell was born in Poole, Dorsetshire, England in 1931. He attended Bern University in Switzerland from 1948-49 and later completed a B.A. at Lincoln College, Oxford. He taught at Eton from 1956-58 and was a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. He writes espionage thrillers under the pseudonym John le Carr�. The pseudonym was necessary when he began writing, in the early 1960s because, at that time, he held a diplomatic position with the British Foreign Office and was not allowed to publish under his own name. When his third book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, became a worldwide bestseller in 1964, he left the foreign service to write full time. His other works include Call for the Dead; A Murder of Quality; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; and Smiley's People. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1986 and the Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association in 1988. Several of his books have been adapted for television and motion pictures including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The Russia House, and The Constant Gardener.William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New York City, and then became president of his own firm. He was responsible for bringing Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev together in 1959. In 1968, he joined the campaign of Richard Nixon as a senior White House speechwriter for Nixon. Safire joined The New York Times in 1973 as a political columnist. He also writes a Sunday column, On Language, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine since 1979. This column on grammar, usage, and etymology has led to the publication of 10 books and made him the most widely read writer on the English language. William Safire was the winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He is a trustee for Syracuse University. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Pulitzer Board. He is the author of Freedom (1987), a novel of Lincoln and the Civil War. His other novels include Full Disclosure (1977), Sleeper Spy (1995) and Scandalmonger (2000). His other titles include a dictionary, a history, anthologies and commentaries.

Introduction: On The Need To Know
The Fine Arts
Architecture
Art
Photography
Literature
The Performing Arts
Music
Film
Dance
Drama
Science And Technology
Astronomy
Biology
Ecology
Botany
Zoology
The Environment
Geology
Chemistry
Physics
Mathematics
Psychology
Medicine
Technology
Social Sciences
Anthropology
History
Geography
Government
Law
Philosophy, Religion, And Mythology
Philosophy
Religion
Mythology
Economics And Business
Economics
Business
Finance
Media
Print Media
Electronic Media
Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Ice Hockey
Golf
Tennis
Soccer
Horse Racing
Olympic Games
Track and Field
Boxing
Swimming
Auto Racing
A Reference Library
A Writer's Guide
Awards & Prizes
Weights & Measures
Languages
The Wonders of the World
U.S. States
Nations of the World
Biographical Dictionary
Puzzles
Wine: A Primer
Cheese: The Basics
Guide to Nutrition
Dictionary of Food
Calendars and Holy Days
Rulers of the World
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