The New York Public Library Desk Reference

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Hyperion Books, Nov 20, 2002 - Reference - 999 pages
Curious to know about the wind chill factor, or how to make a Rob Roy, or locate the time in China? Why not peruse a list of common crossword-puzzle words, catch up on the latest computer terms, learn how to carve a turkey the right way, or find out who invented what and when?

The most reliable, useful, and entertaining information is once again just a page-turn away in the fourth edition of The New York Public Library Desk Reference. This timeless resource originates from one of the world's great storehouses of knowledge. With collections totaling over 50 million items, The New York Public Library's vast collections continue to expand at a rate of approximately 10,000 items per week. Fully updated with more than 1,000 pages, The New York Public Library Desk Reference is packed with answers to the most frequently asked questions, as well as easy-to-read charts, graphs, and tables, insightful sidebars, full-color maps, and illustrations, plus cross-references and web addresses to aid more in-depth research. From the serious to the trivial, the most frequently sought information from more than 50 reference books is readily at hand in this one comprehensive and accessible guide.

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Contents

311
22
THE BIOLOGICAL WORLD
33
221
159
Percussion Instruments
166
Arms
193
Major Painters and Sculptors
221
69
231
LITERATURE
251
PERSONAL FINANCES
577
ETIQUETTE
675
Radio and Television Networks
678
RECREATION
687
489
691
Teams
697
Chess
727
492
753

Book Awards and Their Recipients
269
The New York Public Librarys Books
276
Additional Sources of Information
283
125
302
687
304
Major Religious Holidays
310
THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
328
in the United States
339
Astronomy
343
622
387
TIL THE WAY
389
Cultural Symbols
397
Symbolic Alphabets
403
577
405
689
407
GRAMMAR
439
Additional Sources of Information
463
Additional Sources of Information
499
Drugs and Medications
505
Dental Care
518
HOUSEHOLD TIPS
539
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
541
Chemical Additives
551
Clothing
561
Standard Sizes of Materials and Tools
570
Metric System of Measurement
777
560
784
493
796
Business Etiquette
813
THE POLITICAL WORLD
815
25
817
Federal Government
852
Network Etiquette Netiquette
858
States and Territories
864
Major Daily Newspapers
876
26
883
International Organizations
931
Connections Between Royal Families
939
467
953
561
956
Chemistry
960
Geology and Geophysics
968
499
970
570
971
LEGAL INI ORIVATION
975
571
978
573
987
861
995
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Established in 1895, The New York Public Library is internationally recognized as one of the greatest institutions of its kind. It is the only library that features both world-acclaimed research centers and the largest network of neighborhood branch libraries in the world. Today, The New York Public Library is used annually by more than 15 million people, with additional users via the Internet. Its guardian lions--Patience and Fortitude--epitomize its mission to inform, inspire, entertain, and challenge all who enter its doors.

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