Monday, November 23, 2015

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2016 Review

 The World Almanac

Timely, yet timeless, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2016 makes a terrific holiday gift for everyone from children to mothers, students to sports fans, pop culture lovers to trivia fanatics, and everyone in between.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2016 (Dec. 1; $14.99) chronicles the most notable people, places, and events of 2015 along with a wealth of fascinating facts. Well over a century old, this latest edition of America’s bestselling reference book offers details about technology, countries, movies, world records and more. The popular sections “Time Capsule,” “Offbeat News Stories,” “Top News Topics” and “Year in Pictures” also make their return.

Highlights from The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2016 include:

World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac®choose the most memorable “big games.”

U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle.

2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016.

New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers.

The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you’ll need in 2016.

2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015.

2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the 2015 Women’s World Cup, the 2015 World Series, and much more.

2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.

2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors highlight some of the strangest news stories of the year.

2015—Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture.

The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2016 is available for purchase at and wherever books are sold. For the eBook version, please check your online retailer.

About The World Almanac®

The World Almanac®'s history as a publisher of award-winning reference titles dates back more than 140 years. The imprint includes the iconic title The World Almanac® and Book of Facts, the best-selling American reference book of all time.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  While there is no way that I will be done with this amazing book any time soon, it is still super fun to dive into.  There are just so many really cool facts. My whole family enjoys spending time with it.   This is an amazing gift that will last for a really long time! 

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