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The World Almanac® 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 2022 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2021 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 Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly.
Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccination progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers.
2021—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2021.
2021—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the sports world's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more.
2021—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2021, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
2021—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 2021, from news and sports to pop culture.
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: First data available from the 2020 Census, congressional appropriation and redistricting, and much more.