This post contains affiliate links if clicked on I may receive a small commission to support this blog.
World Almanac 2017 and Book of Facts
The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.
2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world’s attention in 2016.
2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more.
2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
2016—Offbeat News Stories:The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.
World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture.
2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
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.
World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State’s unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory.
Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues.
Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.
The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017 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 tiny print makes it difficult to read. If you are a political junkie, it has county-by-county results for the 2016 election. I like having a lot of information on a variety of topics at my fingertips. This will be great to save and collect each year to show your children or grandchildren how much things have changed.
Just so you know the hardcover edition has larger print so it is a lot easier to read. They section things off so you can find them again later. Starting with the Election, The year in review, Economy, Business, and Energy, Crime, Military Affairs, Health & Vital Stats, Personalities, Arts, & Media. Then on to Science & Technology, Consumer Information, U.S. Facts & History, World Maps & Flags, U.S. Government, U.S. Cities, States, & Population, World History & Culture, Nations of the World, Sports, and finish with the index. Also don’t forget to check out the year in pictures.
This is great to have to watch how things change over the years or if you are into fact checking.
I received these to give my honest opinion.