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

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Macmillan, 5. nov. 2004 - 1096 sider
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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THEARTS
2
Architecture Painting and Sculpture
18
Classical Garb By Anna Kisselgoff
21
History of Western Classical Music
40
Musical Forms
53
History of American Popular Music
61
The Who Made
70
World Music
78
World Theater
384
History of Mathematics
390
Numbers and Number Systems
396
Media
403
Print Media
430
A Brief History of Medicine
436
Disease
442
to Prevent and Control Cancer By Jane E Brody
448

Music Symbols and Notation
84
Economics
119
of Servitude By Louis Uchitelle
127
By Hal Varian
133
Geography
171
The United States
185
Rivers and Canals of the World
194
Mountain Ranges
204
World History
210
Major Wars in World History
253
By Natalie Angier
271
Law
293
Criminal Law and Civil Law
299
After 911 By Linda Greenhouse
305
Literature and Drama
337
English Poetry
348
The English Novel
354
Literature By Michiko Kakutani
366
History of Western Drama
374
Diagnostic Tests
462
Mythology
469
Mesopotamian Mythology
479
Religion
495
Islam
506
OtherWorld Religions
513
The Bible
519
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
529
the Universe By Dennis Overbye
547
By Sandra Blakeslee
562
By Nicholas Wade
568
The Earth in Upheaval 6oo in Unison By Steve Lohr
657
Subatomic Particles 617 Golf
717
A Brief History of Psychology 625 Olympic Archaeology by John Noble Wilford
752
A REFERENCE LIBRARY
767
This
783
APrimer
948
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Om forfatteren (2004)

The Staff of The New York Times, introduction by John Leonard

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