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Here is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for 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 JournalThe World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly.

Features include:

  • 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020.
  • 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 2020 World Series, and much more.
  • 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
  • 2020—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 2020, from news and sports to pop culture.
  • 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
  • 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.
  • Statistical Spotlight: This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues.
  • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.