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The New York Public Library desk reference.

Author: New York Public Library.
Publisher: New York : Webster's New World : Distributed by Prentice Hall Trade Sales, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A Stonesong Press book." This collection of the most frequently sought information is organized into 26 subject areas. Includes events, discoveries, people, facts, dates, terms, etc.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
New York Public Library desk reference.
New York : Webster's New World : Distributed by Prentice Hall Trade Sales, ©1989
(OCoLC)551315473
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: New York Public Library.
ISBN: 0136204449 9780136204442
OCLC Number: 20132484
Notes: "A Stonesong Press book."
Description: xii, 836 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The Physical World --
Times and Dates --
Reckoning Days and Hours --
Universal and Standard Time --
Time Adjustments --
Calendars --
Words Describing Periods of Time --
Major Holidays --
Additional Sources of Information --
Weights and Measures --
U.S. Customary System of Weights and Measures --
Metric System of Measurement --
Common Conversion Factors --
Temperature Conversions --
Special Weights and Measures --
Additional Sources of Information --
The Biological Wored --
Anatomical Drawings of the Human body --
The Science of Taxonomy --
The Animal Kingdom --
Pets --
Animal First Aid --
The Plant Kingdom --
Plant Cultivation --
Germination Tables --
Common Biological Terms --
The Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology --
Astronomy --
Chemistry --
Geology and Geophysics --
Meteorology --
Physics --
Mathematics --
Computers --
Space Exploration --
Common Engineering Terms --
Inventions and Scientists Discoveries --
Significant Inventions, Technological Advances, and Discoveries --
Major Scientists and Engineers --
Additional Sources of Information --
The World of Ideas --
Performance and Entertainment Arts --
Illustrated List of Musical Instruments --
Major Composers of Classical Music --
Major Jazz Composers and Performers --
Common Music Terms --
Basic Positions for Ballet --
Major Dancers and Choreographers --
Common Dance Terms --
Major Playwrights --
Major Film Directors --
The Academy Awards --
The Visual Arts --
Major Painters and Sculptors --
Art Movements and Styles --
Major Architects.
Other Titles: Desk reference.

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At last, a comprehensive single volume containing all of the most frequently sought information--not an almanac, not an encyclopedia, but a user-friendly ready reference. Hundreds of illustrations  Read more...

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