Sports Illustrated Almanac 2007


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Incorporated
ISBN: 9781933405469
Category: Reference
Page: 864
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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.

The World Almanac Fifty Years of American Sports

A Decade-By-Decade History
Author: David Fischer,James Buckley, Jr.,Jim Gigliotti,Timothy Seeberg,Michael Teitelbaum,John Walters,Bob Woods
Publisher: World Almanac Books
ISBN: 9781600571404
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
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A comprehensive overview presents fifty years of high points, scandals, records, and championships covering such sports as baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis, horse racing, boxing, and the Olympics.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572006
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource 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 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any 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 Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—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 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • 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 much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160057212X
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. 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 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. 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: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. 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. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013


Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600571751
Category: Reference
Page: 1008
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

Scholastic Year in Sports 2016


Author: James Buckley Jr.
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545864275
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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For sports fans everywhere, the 2016 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including your favorite stars like LeBron James, JJ Watt, Clayton Kershaw, Serena Williams, Lionel Messi, and McKayla Maroney, SCHOLASTIC YEAR IN SPORTS 2016 is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted of fans.

FreeDarko Presents: The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac

Styles, Stats, and Stars in Today's Game
Author: Bethlehem Shoals,Lawyer IndianChief,Anna Rotkirch,Silverbird 5000
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781596915619
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The indispensible, amazingly illustrated companion to today's NBA—a roundball Rosetta Stone that hilariously decodes the trends and tendencies of pro basketball. The NBA of the moment is a league of hugely charismatic celebrities, crackling aesthetic intrigue, sociopolitical undercurrents, and raw humanity: every Kobe Bryant pump-fake or LeBron James dunk holds within it a Shaq-size load of meaning. The Macro-Phenomenal NBA Almanac is a one-of-a-kind guide to this tumultuous and exciting league. In a series of brilliantly illustrated chapters—from Master Builders like Tim Duncan to Destiny’s Kids like Amare Stoudemire to Lost Souls like Lamar Odom—the almanac breaks down the styles of the NBA’s most colorful characters, showing what each one reveals through his play and conduct, both on the court and off. Filled with some of the smartest, funniest sportswriting known to fankind, this book will cast an entirely new light on one of our favorite games.

Sports Illustrated 2000 Sports Almanac


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Total/Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781892129147
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 847
View: 7883

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Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this authoritative reference provides statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports

National Geographic almanac of geography


Author: Roger M. Downs,Frederick A. Day
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 512
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A geographical almanac, discussing historical, physical and human geography.

The Heart of Things

A Midwestern Almanac
Author: John Hildebrand
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870206737
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 188
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“I’ve never believed that living in one place means being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Life is more complicated than that.” In this remarkable book of days, John Hildebrand charts the overlapping rings—home, town, countryside—of life in the Midwest. Like E. B. White, Hildebrand locates the humor and drama in ordinary life: church suppers, Friday night football, outdoor weddings, garden compost, family reunions, roadside memorials, camouflage clothing. In these wry, sharply observed essays, the Midwest isn’t The Land Time Forgot but a more complicated (and vastly more interesting) place where the good life awaits once we figure exactly out what it means. From his home range in northwestern Wisconsin, Hildebrand attempts to do just that by boiling down a calendar year to its rich marrow of weather, animals, family, home—in other words, all the things that matter.

Number Four Bobby Orr


Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Fenn-M&S
ISBN: 0771079257
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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A collection of Sports illustrated articles published between 1966 and 2009 that chronicles Bobby's Orr NHL career and life after playing hockey.

Hammond The World Almanac Book of the United States

The Definitive Guide to the 50 States in Facts, Photos & Maps
Author: Hammond Inc
Publisher: Hammond Incorporated
ISBN: 9780843709681
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Presents information about the history, economy, population, topography, attractions, and key people from each of the fifty states and Washington, D.C., and provides color maps showing the counties and major roads of each.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2010


Author: National Geographic,National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142630501X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 351
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Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

Sports Illustrated Basketball's Greatest


Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618930484
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Who's the greatest center of all time, Wilt Chamberlain or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Where does Shaquille O'Neal land in the rankings? Would you pick Tim Duncan or Charles Barkley as the better power forward? Who's your best Sixth Man? Where does LeBron James rank among small forwards? Sports Illustrated has polled its basketball experts, including Jack McCallum, Chris Ballard, Alexander Wolff, Lee Jenkins, Ian Thomsen, Chris Mannix, and Mark Bechtel, to determine the Top 10 in more than 20 categories. The rankings appear alongside stunning photography and classic stories from SI's archives. This is the best of the best in the NBA, or, more simply, Basketball's Greatest.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2012


Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426307837
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 351
View: 6306

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Provides the latest information on a wide range of topics including animals, culture, geography, the environment, history, and science.

Big Book of WHO Basketball


Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Publisher: Sports Illustrated Kids
ISBN: 9781618931344
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes The Big Book of Who: Basketball, a 128-page collection of basketball's brightest stars, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro basketball history to life with all of the classic touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for--terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Court greats from Lebron James to Michael Jordan, Candace Parker to Allen Iverson, Shaq to Magic Johnson, will be profiled. Written in a fun question and answer format, kids will be able to stump their friends. The Big Book of Who: Basketball is a book young sports fans will return to again and again as a lively, exciting resource.

Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Gold

50 Years of the Big Game
Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618931542
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
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For the past 49 years Sports Illustrated magazine has been putting fans on the sidelines of the greatest, flashiest spectacle in sports - The Super Bowl. Now, as the game approaches its 50th anniversary, and what promises to be its biggest and most-marketed ever, Sports Illustrated celebrates the grandeur and spirit of the Big Game in a way only they can - in a deluxe edition featuring the magazine's iconic photography, summaries from each game, never-before-told anecdotes from players and coaches, and classic stories from the magazine's legendary writers: Super Bowl Gold. Along with overviews of each championship, this deluxe gift book includes a ranking of every Super Bowl from worst to best, based on SI's unique insight, weighing the quality of the game, context surrounding the matchup, closeness of the score, upset factor, stirring performances, and overall excitement. Also included will be year-by-year game summaries, commentary from players on every winning and losing team, reviews of every halftime show, with special attention paid to what we all really love the most - the commercials, and pictures of every ticket stub and champion ring. This will be the ultimate examination of the ultimate sports event. Bringing every Super Bowl back to life by diving into the legendary SI archives, Super Bowl Gold is essential for every football fan, no matter what team.

The Top 10 of Everything in Sports


Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Publisher: Sports Illustrated Kids
ISBN: 9781618930798
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Presented in the format of Top 10 lists, this book is a comprehensive yet fun look at the greatest aspects of Pro Sports. From the top athletes to the most popular teams in the world, SI Kids ranks a variety of topics covering every professional sport. Readers are guaranteed to love the big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection and the insider knowledge of SI Kids. Filled with trivia and information, this dynamic book will be the definitive kids sports book.

Sports Illustrated Football's Greatest


Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618930033
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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This is the book to end all arguments-and to start many others. Who's the greatest quarterback of all time, Joe Montana or Tom Brady? Brett Favre? Who was the most dominate linebacker, Lawrence Taylor or Dick Butkus? Was Deion Sanders better than Ronnie Lott? Are the Packers of Steelers the greatest franchise ever? Sports Illustrated has polled its pro football experts to determine the Top 10 in more than 20 categories. The rankings appear alongside stirring photography and classic stories from SI's archives. This is the best of the NFL's best, or more simply, FOOTBALL'S GREATEST.

Any Given Number

Who Wore It Best, from 00 to 99
Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Sports Illustrated
ISBN: 9781618931108
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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THE GREATEST ATHLETES BY NUMBER Every number tells a story. 3, 7, 16, 23, 42. Our iconic athletes have become synonymous with the numbers they have worn-and this connection can run deep. Think about the players who have switched teams and traded Rolexes or cold hard cash to claim the same digits from a new teammate. In Any Given Number, Sports Illustrated raises the bar to a new level. Simply, who's the greatest athlete across all sports who wore a number best? While Wayne Gretzky may have 99 locked up, who's the ultimate No. 24? Willie Mays, Jeff Gordon or Kobe Bryant? At 33, would you pick Larry Bird or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Is it Mr. Hockey or Teddy Ballgame at 9? Who wins at 12, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw or Joe Namath? How about Brett Favre or Bobby Orr at 4? Any Given Number delivers SI's authoritative take on who is the best of the best, from No. 00 to No. 99, breaking down the contenders to name an ultimate winner at each number. It also reveals little-known facts about a digit's history and colorful anecdotes about why an athlete chose it, alongside the stellar photography that is the hallmark of Sports Illustrated. Let the debate begin!