DescriptionA staple in homes, libraries, and offices everywhere,The World Almanac and Book of Factsdelivers authoritative information you can trust. With a 140-year tradition of editorial accuracy,The World Almanac and Book of Factscontains hundreds of thousands of facts from only the most reliable sources, and each year features topical articles by well known figures such as Coretta Scott King, Wendy Wasserstein, and Mr. Fred Rodgers. Including over 1,000 pages of information compiled by a full-time team of editors and a handy quick reference index,The World Almanac and Book of Factsputs information at your fingertips.The 2008 edition ofThe World Almanac and Book of Factsincludes updated information on every topic, from the every day to the obscure. Whether you're doing your taxes, watching the news, doing a crossword, or settling a discussion,The World Almanac and Book of Factsserves as a dependable desk-reference. Topical features and a ?Year In Pictures? section also makeThe World Almanac and Book of Factsa great scrap-book of the previous year. For students, reporters, infomaniacs, or anyone seeking accuracy,The World Almanac and Book of Factsremains the most trustworthy, easy-to-use source.'My #1' reference work for facts.' -- Will Shortz,The New York TimesCrossword Editor?For the most information in one source,The World Almanacremains the champion.' -American Library Association?The World Almanacis the most useful reference book known to modern man.' ?Los AngelesTimes?An institution ? The range of records and data the book collects is staggering.' Dallas Morning News?It's the best in the business.' ?ManchesterUnion LeaderJoyce, C. Alan is the author of 'World Almanac and Book of Facts 2008 ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781600570735 and ISBN 1600570739.