The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017 by Sarah Janssen

By Sarah Janssen

Greater hardcover structure of this crucial source deals higher kind sizes and extra straightforward entry to millions of facts.

The international Almanac® and booklet of evidence is America's top-selling reference booklet of all time, with greater than eighty two million copies offered. on account that 1868, this compendium of knowledge has been the authoritative resource for all of your leisure, reference, and studying wishes. The 2017 version of The international Almanac® reviews the occasions of 2016 and should be your go-to resource for questions about any subject within the upcoming 12 months. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, fiscal, clinical and academic data and knowledge" via The Wall highway Journal, The international Almanac® and e-book of evidence will resolution your whole minutiae needs—from background and activities to geography, popular culture, and masses extra.
Features include:

    2016—Top 10 information subject matters: The editors of The international Almanac® record the pinnacle tales that held the world's consciousness in 2016.
    2016—Year in Sports: hundreds and hundreds of pages of trivialities and information which are crucial for any activities fan, that includes entire insurance of the 2016 Olympic video games in Rio, the 2016 international sequence, and masses extra.
    2016—Year in photos: Striking full-color pictures from worldwide in 2016, protecting information, leisure, technology, and activities.
    2016—Offbeat information Stories: The international Almanac® editors chanced on a few of the strangest information tales of the 12 months.
    World Almanac ® Editors' choices: Time Capsule: the realm Almanac® lists the goods that the majority got here to represent the yr 2016, from information and activities to pop culture.
    2016 Election effects: The international Almanac® offers a entire examine the complete 2016 election procedure, from the curler coaster of the early primaries to kingdom and county presidential vote casting effects and assurance of condominium, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
    The global at a Glance: This annual characteristic of The global Almanac® offers a brief examine the extraordinary stats and curious proof that outline the altering international.
    World Almanac ® Editors’ selections: the simplest groups That by no means received It All: In gentle of Golden State's remarkable usual season luck and eventual downfall within the NBA Finals, the realm Almanac® takes a glance again into activities heritage for the easiest groups that fell simply in need of championship glory.
    Statistical highlight: A brand-new function highlights data appropriate to the largest tales of the yr. those facts supply context to offer readers a clean viewpoint on vital concerns.
    different New Highlights: Newly to be had records on sexuality, scholar loans, overdose deaths, country minimal wages, and lots more and plenty extra.

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World Court Cox, Archibald 493 Coxey, Jacob S. 471 CPI (Consumer Price Indexes) 78-80 Crane, Stephen 471 Crater Lake 451, 685 Craxi, Bettino 669 Credit, consumer 81 Creek Indian War (1813-14) 468 Crime 148-59 Arrests, by race 154 Hate crimes 155 Internet crime 326 Law enforcement officers 153 Rates of 148-50 (see also Gun violence; Murder) Crimean War (1853-56) 172, 660 Croatia 118, 166, 412, 473, 482, 669, 713, 730, 734, 767 Cromwell, Oliver 656 Crozet Archipelago 777 Crude oil. S. S. S. S. S.

Adoptions from 205 Ethnoreligionists 697, 698 Etna, Mount 791 Etruscans 650 EU. S. S. S. troops in 161 Volcanoes 685, 686 Waterfalls 695 (see also specific countries) European Free Trade Assn. S. S. S. 110 Manufactured goods 107, 108 Motor vehicles 112 Petroleum 107, 141, 144, 145 F Facebook 56, 328, 500 Fahrenheit scale 390 Falkland Islands 689, 848 Families. See Households Famine 668 Famous people. ) 741 Farms. See Agriculture Faroe Islands 689, 731, 770 Fats and oils 107, 190, 191 Faulkner, William 489 FBI 463 FCC (Federal Communications Commission) 556 FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) 94, 556 Federal agencies 556 (see also specific agencies) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 463 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 556 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 94, 556 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 556 Federal government.

S. adoptions from 205 Congo, Republic of the 130, 131, 144, 145, 336, 473, 487, 730, 735, 736, 737, 766 Congo River 691 Congress of Industrial Organizations. S. 71, 557-59 Activity 1947-2016 559 2015-16 71 Apportionment 610 Bill-into-law process 514 Firsts and milestones 467, 559 House of Representatives Bank closure (1991) 495 Members 15-21 Salaries, term 15 Speakers 557 News (2016) 198 Nonvoting members 21 Political divisions (1901-2016) 557-58 Presidential vetoes (1789-2016) 558 Salutes, honors 167 Senate Floor leaders 14 Members 14-15 Salaries, term 14 Visitors, admission of 463 Conjunction (astronomical position) 366 Connecticut 567-68 Congressional representation 14, 16, 610 Crime, prisons, death penalty 149, 151 Education 409-12, 418-19 Elevations (high, low) 452 Energy consumption 143 Finances 93 Governor 22 Hazardous waste 335 Health insurance coverage 174 Immigrant admissions 620 Motor vehicles 116, 117 Name origin, nickname 455, 567 Population 567, 606, 607, 608-09, 612, 613, 627 Poverty rates 83 Presidential elections 25, 537 Shoreline 452 Taxes 117, 407 Unemployment 133 Weather 342 ZIP and area codes 627 Conservation.

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