As we approach the end of the year, it is time to reflect on the many things that have happened in 2015 in the areas of politics, government, sports, celebrities, social media, and more. Can you think of some important events that took place in 2015?
With The World Almanac ® and Book of Facts 2016, you can read about the most memorable events of 2015 and more! This is the newest edition of the best-selling The World Almanac ® reference books that have been around since 1868 (almost 150 years!), preserving information about important historical events, people, and places every year.
The World Almanac ® and Book of Facts 2016 is over 1000 pages. It contains sections on Economy, Business, & Energy; Crime; Military Affairs; Health & Vital Statistics; Personalities, Arts, & Media; Science & Technology; Consumer Information; U.S. Facts & History, U.S. Government; U.S. Cities, States, and Populations; World History & Culture; Nations of the World; and Sports, as well as several subsections in each of those sections. For example, if you want to read about unemployment rates by state, that information is included in the Employment portion of the Economy, Business, & Energy section. If you are interested in learning more about landmark decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, you can read about some in the U.S. Government section. With Super Bowl 50 coming up in a couple months, be sure to check out list of Memorable Super Bowls in the Sports section. There is also a colored section with world maps and flags of all of the countries of the world, and two “2015 Year in Pictures” sections.
There is also a “2015: Special Features and Year in Review” section, with a list of the Top 10 News Topics, a chronolgy of events, notable quotes, obituaries, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and “offbeat news” from the past year. It also has information about the upcoming 2016 election (do you know who is all in the running for President?), immigration in America both historically and today, a 2015 time capsule, and more.
This is not a book that you can read from cover to cover. It is a reference book. A lot of the information is contained in lists and charts, but there are certain sections (like the history sections) that include additional information for a more interesting read. I have spent a lot of time reading through the index and flipping back and forth between that and any topics that catch my eye. My favorite section by far was the chronology of world history, which I found to be fascinating. My husband could not wait for me to finish this review so he could take the book to his school to be available to his students.
There are a few people on my Christmas list that I think would really enjoy receiving The World Almanac ® and Book of Facts 2016, and it is a gift that is will be handy both now and in the future. You can learn more about The World Almanac ® and Book of Facts 2016 and other educational and informational reference books from its publisher, Infobase Learning, and purchase it in paperback, hardcover, or eBook from The World Almanac ® website, in bookstores, or through online retailers.