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The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2019
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  • Authored by: World Almanac
  • From the Series: World Almanac
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  • ISBN-10: 1600572200
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-6005-7220-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $36.95
  • Imprint: World Almanac
  • Published: 12/01/2018
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  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12


Praise for the previous editions:

"The World Almanac® is the most useful reference book known to modern man."—Los Angeles Times 

"A treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information."Wall Street Journal

"For the most information in one source, The World Almanac® remains the champion."American Library Association

"My #1 reference work for facts."—Will Shortz, The New York Times Crossword Editor

"...all-inclusive...Superior...The anniversary edition celebrates a long history of reader satisfaction and tradition. Contemporary consumers will find the 150th edition worth celebrating. [The World Almanac®] hits a home run with this edition—all library acquisition decision-makers will consider this contribution an essential resource."—American Reference Books Annual

"Simply stated, no home, school, or community library General Reference collection will or should be considered either complete or comprehensive without the inclusion of 'The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018'."—Midwest Book Review

"...long considered the standard behind-the-desk reference source...still a useful addition to any library collection...easy to use...recommended for libraries of all types..."—Booklist

"...a core resource for libraries and researchers...an indispensable ready reference tool and should be on the reference shelves of every school, public, and academic library...Highly Recommended."—School Library Connection

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2019 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2018 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. 

Features include:

  • 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 and includes a sneak peek at upcoming milestone celebrity birthdays in 2019.
  • Statistical Spotlight: This popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. The data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on hot-button issues. This year's statistics spotlight immigration, refugees, and asylum claims; the rising number and historic cost of natural disasters; and the nationwide opioid epidemic.
  • 2018 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2018 election process, including complete Election Day results for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
  • World Almanac Editors' Picks: Senior Moments: Memorable Achievements by Aging Athletes: With stars like Tom Brady and Serena Williams approaching middle age while still at the top of their game, The World Almanac editors look at the sports world's most memorable achievements by aging athletes.
  • The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2018 while providing all the information you'll need in 2019.
    • 2018—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2018, covering the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process, historic negotiations with North Korea, a year of #MeToo developments, and much more.
    • 2018—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of sports trivia and statistics that are essential for any fan, featuring complete coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, World Cup men's soccer, the World Series, and improved MLB player stats.
    • 2018Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
    • 2018Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year, from the parade commemorating a team’s winless NFL season to the “bananas” lawsuit over a Halloween costume.
    • World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that have come to symbolize the year 2018 in news, sports, and pop culture.
  • Other New Highlights: Brand-new statistics on crime rates for all major U.S. cities, U.S. trade and immigration policies, 2018 tax cuts, DACA recipients, mobile app and tech usage, student loan debt, income inequality, and much more.


Black-and-white photographs. Three full-color inserts. Index.

1,008 pp. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4".

Reviews and Awards

"Exceptionally well organized and [presented], The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019 is an essential addition to school and community library collections."

Midwest Book Review

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