By (author) Ben Schott
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Schott's Almanac by Ben Schott
Book Description"Schott's Almanac" redefines the traditional almanac to present a record of the year just past and a guide to the year come. It is designed to be a practical and entertaining annual volume that tells the real stories of the year, from economic meltdown and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto to the England-less Euro 2008 and the Beijing Olympics, and from the American presidential elections and the Hollywood writers' strike to Bond 22, Quantum of Solace and the creation of artificial life. The section headings include: Chronicle; World; Society and Health; Sci, Tech, Net; Celebrity and Media; Music and Cinema; Books and Arts; Travel and Leisure; Money; Parliament and Politics; The Establishment; Sport; and, Ephemerides. In an age when information is plentiful but selection is rare, "Schott's Almanac" offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the "Economist" with the wit and vitality of "Have I Got News for You".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747595625
(210mm x 130mm x mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ben Schott
Schottenfreude, Hardback (October 2013)
A humorous gift book in the style of a German dictionary, including new German words coined by the author.
Schott's Almanac, Hardback (November 2010)
An annual volume that tells the real stories of the year 2011. It offers both the essential facts and the lucid analysis, combining the authority and accuracy of the Economist with the wit and vitality of "Have I Got News for You".
Schott's Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany, Hardback (October 2004)
A sporting book featuring topics which include: the rules of elephant polo; the perils of the Cresta Run; the intricacies of the Palio; the breathtaking antics of Kabaddi; or why surfing is the 'Sport of Kings' (in Hawaii).
Whose Bird?, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Ben Schott
Presenting a potted biography of every individual who has given their name to a species of bird, this book details the life and work of the individual involved, often revealing fascinating insights about the nature of bird study and exploration in the centuries gone by.
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Author Biography - Ben Schott
Ben Schott was born in North London in 1974. He was educated at University College School. Hampstead, and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, where he read Social and Political Sciences. He has worked with the Independent, The Times, the Sunday Times, Reader's Digest and Sunday Business, amongst many others and has photographed celebrities from Hugh Grant to Tony Blair and Enoch Powell. Now a full-time writer, he has had columns with a number of publications including Conde Nast Traveller and the Daily Telegraph, and is now a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Times of London. He lives in London.
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