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Facts on File, Inc

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Works: 15,647 works in 16,318 publications in 2 languages and 136,936 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Rules  Encyclopedias  Maps  Reference works  History  Juvenile works  Laboratory manuals  Periodicals  Biography 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: QD5, 570.3
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Most widely held works about Facts on File, Inc
 
Most widely held works by Facts on File, Inc
The Facts on File dictionary of biology by Robert Hine( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 3,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference tool for professional and student biologists spans everything from "abaxial" to "zymogen granule," explaining such phenomena as photosynthesis, regeneration, and cytoplasmic inheritance
The Facts on File dictionary of astronomy by Valerie Illingworth( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy, Fourth Edition contains approximately 3,700 entries that cover a broad spectrum of disciplines within the fascinating field of astronomy." "Revised and expanded by more than 200 new terms, the volume reflects advances in astronomy, particularly in spectroscopy, photometry, and particle physics." "New entries include: Atacama Large Millimeter Array; Big Ear Radio Telescope; Jicmarca Radio Observatory; magnetars; SKA; and zodiac constellations." "More than 100 line drawings and 10 detailed tables illustrate many complex concepts and theories, and extensive cross-references guarantee that no user will waste time searching for the right definition."--Jacket
The Facts on File dictionary of chemistry by John Daintith( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and expanded, The Facts On File Dictionary of Chemistry, Third Edition, contains approximately 3,000 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the techniques, materials, applications, and specialized uses of everyday chemical terms." "More than 250 new terms reflect modern chemical nomenclature and the most up-to-date information on properties of the elements. More than 50 line drawings illustrate many complex chemical structures, and extensive cross-references guarantee that no user will waste time searching for the right definition. Tables list physical constants, the characteristics of elementary particles, and other often consulted information."--Jacket
Cultural atlas of Africa by Jocelyn Murray( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps, photographs and text describe the phenomenal growth of the African nations, both geographically and culturally
Business forms on file( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loose-leaf collection of forms intended for non-profit, educational or private reproduction and use./Includes index
The book of rules : a visual guide to the laws of every commonly played sport and game( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The language of the official sports rule books is, by definition, not easy to read. Here, however, it's all made simple - and entertaining." "Every important rule of the most commonly played sports and games is explained in simple terms and further clarified by diagrams and color photographs. Many of the photographs show star players in action - so you can learn their skills, and see some of their mistakes, as well." "All the key points governing equipment, the players, the playing surface, how to start, how to score, and how to win are highlighted under clear headings." "In addition, for each sport or game there is an explanation of the rules, point by point, provided as backup."--Jacket
The Facts on File dictionary of mathematics by John Daintith( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revised and expanded, The Facts On File Dictionary of Mathematics, Third Edition, contains approximately 3,000 entries that explain, clearly and concisely, the most important and commonly used terms in every branch of mathematics." "More than 200 new terms increase coverage of applied mathematics and computer science." "Almost 100 line drawings illustrate complex concepts, and extensive cross-references guarantee that no user will waste time searching for the right definition. Tables list symbols and notation, symbols for physical quantities, units of measure, conversion factors, formulas, important constants, and the Greek alphabet."--Jacket
Maps on file by Inc Facts on File( )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents five hundred black-and-white reproducible maps in two volumes that provides users with the most current world cartographic information including countries and major cities, rivers and roads, population figures, and much more
The Facts on File companion to the American short story( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A handy volume that presents an immediate introduction to American short fiction from the 19th century to the 1990s, the 675 alphabetically arranged entries consist of author biographies, literary terms, theories, themes, well-known characters, influential events, and summaries of major stories. Entries are definitive and written in a clear style."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
The Facts on File world political almanac by Chris Cook( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on international organizations, heads of state, legislatures, treaties, alliances, political parties, elections, conflicts, nuclear arsenals, and populations
The Facts on File dictionary of religions by John R Hinnels( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts on file encyclopedia of the 20th century( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 8,000 A-to-Z entries capture the people, places, events, and concepts that have shaped the past 90-plus years
Watergate and the White House by Edward W Knappman( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Facts on File dictionary of biotechnology and genetic engineering by Mark Steinberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines more than 1900 terms, and serves the research needs of both the student and the advanced researcher
The Facts on File dictionary of archaeology by Ruth Whitehouse( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of major archeological sites, describes the careers of important archeologists, and defines a variety of archeological terms and phrases
Science experiments on file : experiments, demonstrations, and projects for school and home( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressly written for young adults, this collection contains 80 experiments and projects
The Eisenhower years( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains biographies of 501 people who played a significant role in U.S. Politics during the 1950s
A dictionary of physics by Valerie Pitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a thorough revision of a classic desktop reference, bringing readers 3,900 entries--200 new to this edition--that define the terms of this fast-changing field with clarity and without jargon. Daintith provides coverage of all areas of physics and many related fields, including astronomy, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. He offers expanded information on applied physics, statistical distributions, polymers, and nanoscience, and includes ten feature articles on such key topics as crystal defects, magnetic resonance imaging, and the solar system. Here, too, are detailed appendices on SI units and the electromagnetic spectrum, a timeline of key dates in physics, a list Nobel Prize winners, and much more. And, as with all Oxford subject dictionaries, this one features a companion web page, that is regularly updated, with a wealth of extra information and links to other sites. Featuring more than 120 diagrams, graphs, and tables, this is a superb resource for students, teachers, and professional physicists
[Facts on file what it is and how it works]( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates the scope and use of Facts on file
 
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The book of rules : a visual guide to the laws of every commonly played sport and game
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The Facts on File dictionary of astronomyThe Facts on File dictionary of chemistryCultural atlas of AfricaBusiness forms on fileThe book of rules : a visual guide to the laws of every commonly played sport and gameThe Facts on File dictionary of mathematicsMaps on fileThe Facts on File companion to the American short story