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Now in its third century of publication, The World Almanac remains the one source people turn to when they need comprehensive and reliable information on just about any subject imaginable. Faster and easier to use than the Internet and other on-line sources, it's no wonder The World Almanac is a perennial bestseller on every national list and the one almanac found in homes, libraries, schools, businesses, and media outlets throughout the world. No other almanac comes close to matching The World Almanac's scope, breadth of information, authoritativeness, timeliness, and ease of use.

Completely updated from first page to last, and with more information than ever before, The World Almanac 2002 continues the 134-year tradition of providing the most information on the most topics, including:
-America Attacked: Front-of-the-book feature, with information on the attacks, the valiant rescue efforts, the response, and the repercussions; photo highlights, with memorable and indelible images of the Attack on America; and updates throughout the book that show the vast consequences of the attacks
-Detailed results and analysis of the Millennium Census
-Focus On Children: An in-depth profile of today's children and their families, with an essay by TV legend Mr. (Fred) Rogers
-People Power: Newly expanded section on Noted Personalities, with up-to-date information on thousands of personalities, living and dead - and more rock, country, jazz, and blues artists than ever before
-Expanded information in some of The World Almanac's most turned-to sections: sports, entertainment, consumer information, computers and the Internet and international news and information
-The Year in Pictures: Two full-color photo sections with highlights of the most dramatic events of the year
-The Digital World Almanac: Details on the new World Almanac Web Site and the free World Almanac Monthly E-Newsletter, featuring news and monthly updates of The World Almanac's most turned-to sections
-Plus, all the information people need on hundreds of other topics, including: arts and entertainment, awards, U.S. cities and states, nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, crime, employment, lifestyles, education, travel, science and technology, astronomy, health and nutrition, the economy and business, and much more

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

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

"Useful to any human being on the planet. The World Almanac still reigns as the world's most powerful reference." -Seattle Times

"An institution...The range of records and data the book collects is staggering." -Dallas Morning News

"Provides brief, accurate information on an endless array of subjects." -The New York Times

"Presents otherwise hard-to-find information in one easy-to-find volume...It's one source you'll want at an arm's length no matter where you are in the world." -Honolulu Star-Bulletin

"As an all-purpose reference book, The World Almanac has always been an unfailing source." -Atlanta Constitution

"The most versatile single volume, and probably the biggest bargain on the shelf." -Esquire

"No home should be without one of these handy reference books." -Boston Herald

"A must for any home or office that depends on up-to-date data on almost every subject in any field." -King Features Syndicate

"The World Almanac is the King of the Jungle." -Andy Rooney

"I have kept The World Almanac within easy reach ever since my father bought me my first copy more than half a century ago." -Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

"A literary institution." -Senator Bill Bradley

"I refer to The World Almanac constantly and would be lost without it." - James Michener

"An indispensable volume for any newsperson's desk." - Walter Cronkite

"The World Almanac is the repository of all the facts you learned in school but forgot, and all the facts you never knew and won't ever need to know in your whole lifetime - except once. It is a treasure." -Lee Iacocca

"The World Almanac is a superb source book of facts with broad based information at your fingertips. I use it often." -Gerald Ford

"As a private citizen, as Governor, and as President, I have depended on The World Almanac for precise and accurate information - and for entertainment. Also, you have helped me win a lot of arguments (and lose a few)." -Jimmy Carter

"The World Almanac is the all-purpose reference guide for everyone." -Sidney Sheldon

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