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

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Macmillan, Oct 30, 2007 - Reference - 1320 pages
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A Complete Revision and Thorough Updating of the Ultimate Reference from the Newspaper of Record

Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects.

This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor.

 

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Contents

Architecture
2
Art
17
By Michael Kimmclman
31
Digital Photography
41
Literature
50
English Poetry
60
The English Novel
67
By Michiko Kakutani
78
History of Computing
444
Social Sciences
476
Major Wars in History
526
Key Battles in World History
544
History of the United States
560
Geography
583
The United States
599
Oceans
606

Glossary of Literary Terms
86
Great Works of Western Literature
96
The Performing Arts
124
Toward China With Hope
135
Byjon Pareles
158
Best American Movies
209
Classical Garb
219
How Does the Brain Work?
237
Science And Technology
238
Astronomers in Speed and Distance
255
Biology
262
The Human Body
269
By Sandra Blakeslee
274
Biochemistry
287
Vertebrate Zoology
300
Biodiversity
313
Glossary of Environmental Terms
327
The Elements
341
Physics
355
Glossary of Physics Terms
368
Glossary of Mathematical Terms
381
Medicine
395
By Denise Grady
408
ByAnahad OConnor
429
Islands and Archipelagos of the World
617
Glossary of Geographical Terms
624
Government Systems
630
Law
636
Other Legal Systems
645
The Bill of Rights
669
Philosophy
680
Glossary of Philosophy Terms
690
Christianity
697
Islam
705
Hinduism
714
Glossaryof Religious Terms
724
By Laurie Goodstein
735
Mesopotamian Mythology
747
By Hal R Varian
763
Glossaryof Business Terms
780
Stock Markets
790
Mutual Funds
796
Media
803
Sports
842
Archeology
934
A Reference Library
949
By Will Shortz
1253
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The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. Founded in 1851, the newspaper has won 95 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.

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