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21. The Mother's Almanac
22. The World Almanac and Book of
23. The Almanac Investor: Profit from
24. Stock Trader's Almanac 2010 (Almanac
25. The Founders' Almanac: A Practical
26. Texas Almanac 2010-2011: 65th
27. Almanac of the Dead
28. Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac:
29. The Quant Investor's Almanac 2011:
30. Llewellyn's 2011 Herbal Almanac:
31. Places Rated Almanac: The Classic
32. The Christian Almanac: A Book
33. The Father's Almanac: From Pregnancy
34. National Geographic Almanac of
35. We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human
36. The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday
37. Nutrition Almanac, Fifth Edition
38. World Almanac for Kids 2010
39. The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids
40. The Baseball Maniac's Almanac:

21. The Mother's Almanac
by Marguerite Kelly, Elia Parsons
Paperback: 416 Pages (1992-05-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$7.00
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Asin: 0385468776
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A national bestseller for two decades--more than 700,000 copies in print--now completely updated and revised for a whole new generation of mothers. From new findings in personal health--during and after pregnancy--to the concerns of working mothers and the influence of TV on children, this is now, more than ever, the most complete guide to loving and living with small children. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (39)

5-0 out of 5 stars practical advice
Many years ago I received a version of this book. I turned to it again and again since I was the first of all my friends to have a baby and I lived too far away from my mom to call with every little question or concern.I loaned it out numerous times and everyone liked it. However, I never got it back the last time - my guess is that the last person I loaned it to loved it and kept it. So when another of my friends got pregnant recently I bought her the book. She loves it too. It gives practical advice with a touch of humor which made me keep my sanity over the years. My kids are now grown into young successful adults but this is the one and only book I remember from those early years so that says alot.

4-0 out of 5 stars Disorganized but reassuring and helpful
We have a newborn at home and my mom gave me her copy of this book. I've been reading it during feedings and enjoy it. It's very down to earth and written like a friend talking to a friend. It's very reassuring about the tough times and tough emotions I may experience in the future, and it has a lot of seemingly solid advice. I can't believe it's available for a penny plus shipping. You should get it! Granted, the info in it is very disorganized - it's not easy to find tips fast in it - but it's good reading. So far the only part that has seemed out of date to me is about the father's role and knowledge of birth and childcare - so much has changed in the last few decades. Thank the Lord!

5-0 out of 5 stars Mother's Almanac
It's been a great help for 30 years ago when I was new in motherhood, uncertain and had nobody to turn to for advice. Mother's Almanac gave me not only advice but also comfort, humor, good reading and my self esteem grew by it. Now, 30 years later, I bought it for my daughter-in-law and I'm convinced that the wisdom in this book is still valid as well as the many good advices.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best child rearing book!
The Mother's Almanac is the best book to help raise a child.It is written by 2 mothers who between them have 7 children.It is chock-full of helpful advice, hints, wisdom, humor, and just plain fun.The advice is for children up to age 6 (I think, maybe 7); however, some the advice works just as well for a 15.It is a map to creating wonderful memories for little ones that they will cherish forever.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Joys of Parenthood
I received this book over 30 years ago when my first child was born. I never let the book get far from me during those years of raising young children. The observations of the authors and the advice given were on spot and the humor was priceless. I am now giving copies the book to mothers of the next generation as shower gifts. I hope that they take the time to read the splendid advice.
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22. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2009
by World Almanac Books
Paperback: 1008 Pages (2008-11-25)
list price: US$12.99 -- used & new: US$1.67
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Asin: 1600571050
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning. The book contains thousands of facts and statistics that aren't publicly available, which are sourced and double-checked by the staff of World Almanac experts. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (44)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the information contained in earlier editions
The 2009 Almanac does not contain college and university information that was in earlier editions.This is the reason I bought it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift for my daughter
My daughter was born in 2009, so this was bought for her. Something for her to read when she gets old enough and interested enough as to what was going on in the world the year she was born.

5-0 out of 5 stars almanac
Arrived in like new condition. I am very pleased wih it. Thanks for the speedy delivery.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I bought this as a gift for my mother...and almost had to get another for me.Wish I could remember the things I read.Still, what I learn beats watching TV!I'm sure a lot of editorial concern goes into it, but for entertainment it is something of a random walk through facts about the world. Also got the New York Times version, and the two complement one another.

5-0 out of 5 stars World Almanac 2009
Had ceased publication,so was glad to find a new copy online for our school library collection ... Read more

23. The Almanac Investor: Profit from Market History and Seasonal Trends
by Jeffrey A. Hirsch, J. Taylor Brown
Paperback: 525 Pages (2005-11-04)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$22.05
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Asin: 0471654051
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The key to successful financial research is the ability to access and manipulate accurate data. This book, and its cutting edge, completely Internet-based trading system--that can organise and evaluate any market data, with all parameters set by the researcher--introduces a new way of doing just that. The Hirsch name is known for time tested and successful research and analysis, and The Almanac Investor will share valuable Hirsch theories and strategies with investors.

  • Trusted advice and techniques that can improve any reader's overall trading efficiency.
  • Contains data, indicators, and patterns needed to understand how and why the stock market fluctuates.
  • A companion Web site will host a revolutionary Web-based system to evaluate and improve trading practices.
  • Includes a step-by-step tutorial, which supplements every study in the book.
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Customer Reviews (9)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I agree with many of the comments above - this book is excellent at relating historical patterns to current trading in the stock market.I subscribe to a site - [...]- that uncovers the same type of historical trends for individual stocks.It has helped my trading tremendously to use this stock history along with some simple technical indicators.

5-0 out of 5 stars I wish
I wish I would have dicovered this book ten years ago.
So much for the lost decade.

5-0 out of 5 stars Armor, shield, and sword for stock market battles
This book and the yearly Almanac by Hirsch Organization are the very basic staple weapons for Battle for ultimate victory in stock market. I simply would not engage in the market without them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Contains tons of info and tons of theories
This is a great reference, where is contains a lot of compiled data of the years and tries to give some reasons for the tends presented.One main thing I took away from the book was that the market is really just a wild and crazy beast, but there might be some signs that can point to "warm fuzzies" for guidance in timing the market (sometimes).

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for an investment library
This book is a must have for its research in patterns. Weekly, daily, monthly, and presidential election patterns are all examined to show you the probabilities in trading in specifies time periods. From the data shown it is essential to stay in the market for November and December this is where 40% of the gains have come in the past 80 years. The stock market tends to decline on Thursday and Friday with traders getting out of their positions for a stress free weekend and then the market generally rises on Monday and Tuesday with the reentries. It is essential to fully invest in the stock market in the year before the presidential election, they have returned over 20% in the S&P over the past 4. Stay out of stocks in August and September, they are historically terrible months.

Also the chapter on the cyclical stocks shows you what sector to buy in what month and when to sell. For example :buy consumer stocks in May and sell in September. I can tell you from watching my company's stock over the past 4 years that this is true and one of the best ways to make money in the market. The graph with all industry sectors and showing the buy and sell months is worth the price of the book.

I have returned an average of 20% in my investments over the past 4 years and I can tell you if I would have had this book I could have increased my returns by at least 10%. I would have also decreased my losses during the bear market years by 10% by staying out of the markets in the worst 3 months.

Buy this book and read it to increase your probability of trading success dramatically. I promise you the book will pay for itself in one trade using its principles. ... Read more

24. Stock Trader's Almanac 2010 (Almanac Investor Series)
by Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Yale Hirsch
Hardcover-spiral: 196 Pages (2009-09-28)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$24.83
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Asin: 0470422181
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For over 40 years, thousands of market players have turned to the historical patterns found only in the Stock Trader’s Almanac. This is an indispensable, trusted annual resource for traders and investors.

The Stock Trader’s Almanac 2010 is packed with timely insights and targeted analysis to help you navigate turbulent markets and beat the odds in the year ahead. Organized into a calendar format, the trusted guide combines over a century’s worth of data, statistics and trends along with vital analysis you won’t get anywhere else. Stock Trader’s Almanac 2010 highlights include:

  • NEW – How Financial Crises Impact the Market; The Ten Worst Bear Markets Since 1900
  • Dow Jones Industrials Bull and Bear Markets Since 1900
  • The Tenth Year of Decades – Historical perspective on 10th year performance
  • Alerts on seasonal opportunities and dangers
  • Insights on the Midterm Elections Impact on the Market including market charts and trends
  • The Incredible January Barometer (91.2% proven accuracy)
  • Why a 50% Gain in the Dow Is Possible from Its 2010 Low To Its 2011 High
  • Wall Street’s Only Free Lunch Served Before Christmas

Packed with invaluable historical statistics, seasonal trends, cycle analysis, and crucial indicators, this easy-to-use desk reference is a must-have trader’s bible. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (8)

3-0 out of 5 stars I expected more!
I bought this book on the recommendation of a stock broker. He says he gets one every year and uses it a great deal. Based on this, I would question his next recommendation!

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy one every year
Filled with interesting information on trading patterns and data - I buy one every year.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is a very helpful book, specifically because it helps tracking some calendar events easier.
However, many times these events change, the patterns drift. In that case you need to have deeper understanding on the topic.
While this book may be a good companion, you need to read something by Toby Crabel or Linda Raschke, these are both hedge fund managers that also trade full time. Read them to see how professionals trade and then read this book.
Besides that, the authors have been doing phenomenal job with this book for at least 10 years, and every year the information isupdated.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth it's weight in gold
An excellent resource for every trader.It's impossible to gain this type insight from charts alone.The extensive research compiled and summarized in this book is essential for understanding the seasonal and periodic trends that exist in the market.

Buy this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for this year and beyond!
My husband lives and dies by the stock market and wanted one of these. He uses it every day and whats even better is that the same almanac can be used for every year. So I really won't have to get him a new one for 2011. That said I probably will, but this was his favorite gift this year. ... Read more

25. The Founders' Almanac: A Practical Guide to the Notable Events, Greatest Leaders & Most Eloquent Words of the American Founding
by Matthew Spalding
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2004-02-25)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$9.75
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Asin: 0891951040
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Founders' Almanac is an easy-to-use guide to the origins of American democracy — focusing on information that is especially valuable for our day. The calendar describes important events of the era. Biographical essays introduce the leading Founders — including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams — and discuss the major themes of their statesmanship. An extensive compilation of quotations reflects the wit and wisdom of the Founding generation, and an annotated bibliography suggests additional readings. Historical documents — the Declaration of Independance, the United States Constitution and Washington's Farewell Address — and interpretative essays reaquaint the reader with immortal words and their contemporary meaning. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I added this fine work to my library about 4 months ago and already the pages are showing signs of wear.I can't begin to say how many times I have turned to this fine work for a reference source..

Mr. Spalding has put together a very readable sourcebook.The book begins with a calendar of notable events, followed by six outstanding essays on six of America's most notable founders.All six essays come from different authors and each one is equally well written.

The last half of the book is devoted to notable quotations, founding documents and additional resources.The quotes are divided into numerous indexed categories.The documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, have quick reference sidebar notes.You won't regret adding this fine work to your personal library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource
I added this fine work to my library about 4 months ago and already the pages are showing signs of wear.I can't begin to say how many times I have turned to this fine work for a reference source.

Mr. Spalding has put together a very readable sourcebook.The book begins with a calendar of notable events, followed by six outstanding essays on six of America's most notable founders.All six essays come from different authors and each one is equally well written.

The last half of the book is devoted to notable quotations, founding documents and additional resources.The quotes are divided into numerous indexed categories.The documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, have quick reference sidebar notes.You won't regret adding this fine work to your personal library. ... Read more

26. Texas Almanac 2010-2011: 65th Edition
Paperback: 736 Pages (2009-11-09)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.64
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Asin: 0876112416
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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 The Almanac’s 65th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state: from the Gulf Coast to the Franklin Mountains in far West Texas. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county’s history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy.

First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the state and its residents. With the publication of the Texas Almanac 2010-2011 a new chapter opens on this historic book: the Texas Almanac is now published by the Texas State Historical Association, itself a 112-year-old organization.


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5-0 out of 5 stars History and current events of TX
We have only touched the surface in this wonderfully informative book of all things TEXAS: historical and current.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Beautifully produced guide to Texas
When I was a kid, every Christmas my mother would wrap an Almanac under the tree. This was back in the day before the Internet (yes, kids, there was such a time), so these books were treasure troves of information. I still have some old World Almanacs in my collection, but until recently have not purchased one.

After leafing through my new copy of the Texas Almanac 2010-2011, I am wondering why I waited so long.

Published since 1857 (and this year by the Texas State Historical Association), this every two year compendium of Texas is a beautifully packaged collection of the obvious and the not-so-obvious.

The cornerstone of the 700+ page Almanac is the almost 200 pages with thumbnails of each of Texas 254 counties.A map for each country is shown, along with information on physical features, economy, history, ethnicity, vital stats, recreation, minerals, agriculture, information on the cities in the county and population.

The special features in this edition are an article on Lady Bird Johnson (under the History section), an article on Scandinavians in Texas (under the Culture & The Arts section), and, in Sports, an article on the NBA in Texas (Go Rockets!) and listings of the state high school football and basketball champions since inception. History articles from recent editions can also be found on the Texas Almanac website.

Some of the not-so-obvious facts I found:

* Texans have the highest homeowners insurance premiums in the country (avg $1,372) and this data is from 2005, pre-Hurricane Ike (page 616);
* the Port of Houston is second of U.S. ports in tonnage (behind Southern Louisiana, whom I would suspect Houston has passed by now); more surprising is that Beaumont and Corpus Christi rank 5th and 6th (page 668);
* out of the 254 counties, 31 are wholly dry (no alcohol sales), while six sell beer only and 13 sell only beer and wine (page 517);
* Texas flirted with joining the United Kingdom before becoming a state, something I vaguely remember from history class in high school (pg 41-42);

There are two foldout maps: the first has Texas Lakes on the front and Texas State Parks, Sites and Piers on the back; and the second has a mileage map on the front and a country/interstate highway map on the flip side.

The sections for the Almanac are:

* State Profile
* State Flags and Symbols
* History
* Environment
* Weather (including a chronological history of weather events)
* Astronomical Calendar (which is very well done)
* Recreation and Sports (once again, go Rockets!)
* Counties of Texas
* Population
* Elections
* Government
* State Government
* Local Governments
* Federal Government (obviously we are drowning in Government!)
* Crime in Texas 2008
* Culture & The Arts
* Religion
* Health and Science
* Education
* Business
* Transportation
* Agriculture

5-0 out of 5 stars texas almanac from amazon.com
an abundance of useful information.everyone interested in the state of texas should own a copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Texas reference book
Wonderful reference book for many things Texas.Keep it on the coffee table at all times....and
we use it a lot.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Guide to Texas
The Texas Almanac has been published every two years for decades.

The almanac includes a brief look at Texas history. It also includes information about weather, politics, elections, state government, crime, agriculture, education, the environment/natural landscape, business, population figures for each town and county, and statistics about many, many different topics. It even contains a pronunciation guide for many commonly mispronounced names and places in Texas.

Perhaps the most famous part of the almanac is the section containing individual maps of each of the Lone Star State's 254 counties. These maps include many Farm-to-Market roads that do not appear in road atlases. This is a valuable book to take along on trips for that reason.

This almanac contains almost everything worth knowing about Texas. ... Read more

27. Almanac of the Dead
by Leslie Marmon Silko
Paperback: 768 Pages (1992-11-01)
list price: US$18.00 -- used & new: US$10.40
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Asin: 0140173196
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In its extraordinary range of character and culture, Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale. The acclaimed author of Ceremony has undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re-create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors. Author readings. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars READ THIS BOOK. You will not regret it.
I just... I have no words. There are parts of this book that make me sick. Parts that make me weep. Parts that really piss me off. And yet, it leaves me hopeful. I adore this book. It's truly revolutionary, in my opinion.

I question the classification as fiction, however. I mean, yes, there are parts that are very much fictional - specific characters, individual backstories and personalities and situation. But, as with I-novels (shishosetsu), while the details are fictional, the essence of the story is true. It's real.

Five stars. I'd give it more if I could.

4-0 out of 5 stars Formidable, Complex, Vast And Compelling
This is a novel that's formidable at first sight but well worth reading, or at the very least skimming...

I stumbled upon this book after I was captivated by the cover as a fellow walked by holding it under his arm. I thought "Almanac of The Dead," that sounds like something I'd like to read... It was, just not the way I expected...

With more than 50 characters and a wide array of events spanning hundreds of years and several continents, the plot of this novel is less linear than an elaborate web of events that centers itself on Tucson, Arizona.

Stamped by the era it was written in and bursting at the seams with addicts, eco-warriors, the homeless, alcoholics, twisted judges, corrupt politicians, the greedy, the unscrupulous and a variety of other unsavory characters, this novel tells a story of oppression, of indigenous people and their allies, of efforts to retake their stolen land and ultimately of a form of healing not often visited by novels...

Perhaps, it's because I live in Tucson, AZ that I was able to transport myself to this parallel universe world so easily but whatever the reason it was like taking a walk through another person's dreamscape. Vast, jarring, complex, upsetting, even a bit boring at times, but always compelling.

I'll never read it again, but I'm glad I read it once.

5-0 out of 5 stars The American Ulysses
This novel is one of the great novels of the 20th century--IMHO. It ranks with Joyce's "Ulysses" in dissecting a culture, this one of North America (sans Canada). There are lessons here, and the writing cuts to the bone.

Not F. Scott Fitzgerald or Ernest Hemingway, to be sure. More like an extended take by Flannery O'Connor from a Native American perspective.

To read (and re-read) "The Almanac of the Dead," "Under the Volcano," (Malcolm Lowry) "Wise Blood," (O'Connor) and "Moby Dick" (guess who) is to obtain a comprehensive view of America from the underside. And the underside, as Carl Jung was at pains to point out, is where the collective unconscious is at work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome, Gritty, Graphic, and Beautiful
I love Leslie Marmon Silko's book. I was able to relate to the story and the plot is believable. Leslie is a very talented, and worthy writer. While the book was depressing at times, it was filled with truth, righteous indignation, and deep wisdom. It is time to take our lives back from those that destroy and plunder our Earth Mother, and seek nothing more then greed for comfort.

I hope a revolution develops, like the one in Almanac of the Dead. It is time for Indigenous peoples to take back their lands and to put an end to all human suffering.

This book is a message for all peoples of the Earth. It is a change that is necessary to bring peace, and harmony to our lives. Resist!

5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning Revelation
Leslie Marmon Silko has created an intensely profound window into the deep undercurrents of American civilization. Her complex characters and revealing looks into their lives opens a porthole into the human condition that is intersting and intense all at once.The reader becomes an intregal part of the lives of the characters that she has created.The shortcomings of the characters are buried beneath reality and Silko is able to make a connection that is intriguing.Aside from the all consuming length of the book Silko manages to stay the course and complete a novel that is worthy of the time investment.I read this book as part of an essential study on modern American novels and I agree that this book has characteriscs that make it worthy of its lofty modern day status. ... Read more

28. Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days
by Ken Jennings
Hardcover: 544 Pages (2008-01-15)
list price: US$22.50 -- used & new: US$5.98
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Asin: 0345499972
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle.

For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****?

In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Jeopardyophiles will rejoice
Got it for my brother and he likes it--plenty of tough q's for those who watch the show daily

5-0 out of 5 stars Trivia Junkie alert
I can never get my fill of trivia, and this book was a gem.There is a lot of interesting information, from a man who was very successful at this.Read to your heart's content.

5-0 out of 5 stars Trivia heaven
We bought this for a gift for a Jeapordy fan. We think it makes the perfect Christams gift as you can do a whole year of trivia starting with Jan 1.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
This is not your typical "what happened on this day" book, but it is laid out as such. Each day has two or three things that happened on that particular day and then trivia questions or match-ups related to them. Most occurrences were obscure items - you wouldn't find the fact that the Titanic sank on April 15, rather that the Beatles recorded the first hidden message in rock music that day. If you want to know the basic things, such as birthdays or more obvious what-happened-on-this-day facts, I would suggest getting another book for that. This, however, really is full of fascinating trivia, I love it!

4-0 out of 5 stars hard trivia
I am a 'trivia' buff, am not too far into this volume, it is VERY hard! maybe I will learn some of it? ... Read more

29. The Quant Investor's Almanac 2011: A Roadmap to Investing
by Irene Aldridge, Steven Krawciw
Paperback: 198 Pages (2010-10-05)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$28.95
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Asin: 0470635614
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Quantitative investing has been shown to generate steady returns. Not surprisingly,
individuals and companies deploying quantitative investment strategies have closely
guarded their secrets. Some strategies have been published only in advanced academic
journals that required advanced mathematical skills beyond those of an average investor.
Until now.

The Quant Investor Almanac 2011 is the first book that makes cutting-edge quantitative
investment strategies accessible to all investors, large and small, institutional and
individual.  Written in a straightforward style, this reliable guide puts quantitative investing in
perspective and provides the insights you need to manage a portfolio within such a
framework. And while the field of quantitative investing is extremely broad, the Quant
Investor's Almanac 2011 focuses on strategies associated with some of today's most
accessible financial vehicles, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange-traded
funds, and more.

Opening with an informative Introduction that presents an essential overview of
quantitative investing, the twelve subsequent sections--each of which correspond to a
month of the year--include the dates, times, and projected impact of key macroeconomic
events scheduled to take place in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European
Union, and other countries. In addition to the calendar of economic events, each section
also outlines the latest quantitative investing strategies--explaining the key ideas behind
each one and enabling you to deploy them in various markets around the world.
There are ample opportunities to profit in today's market. But in order to succeed, you
need to know when and how to invest. The Quant Investor's Almanac 2011 can help you
achieve this goal and make more informed financial decisions in the process. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and accessible
This is an excellent book. The analysis is scholarly and rigorous, while being accessible to both the seasoned professional and first-time dabbler. The authors have clearly researched their topic thoroughly and invested considerable effort in presenting their material.Definitely a purchase I'd recommended to others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Resource for Investment Professionals
The Quant Investor's Almanac is an excellent overview of the topic.It is well-suited to both the active trader and the general investor who wants to learn more about this increasingly significant investment approach. I found the discussions of specific quantitative strategies to be thoughtful and very helpful.The thematic tie-in to global events helped put the subject into very relevant perspective. The authors clearly understand this subject well and are able to impart their knowledge to the reader in a very effective way.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding introduction and reference
This is simply an excellent navigation tool for what is to so many a murky, unapproachable subject.The authors bring a clarity of thought and deep knowledge to bear on the subject and provide both an excellent primer for those seeking an introduction as well as a valuable reference for those already familiar with quantitative techniques. Clear, cogent, and approachable but not dumbed down, this is a great book for anyone interested in quantitative investing.

I highly recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Investor Resource
This book is organized like a weekly journal for taking notes during 2011. It is a thoughtful read. As you read it through the year it gives you ideas on how to trade based on research from Academic Journals. There a wealth of information on the events each week -- the author's explain many of the important ones.

I've been a hedge fund manager for over 10 years and this is the only book I have ever read worth keeping on my trading desk.

I simply have never read or heard of a better better traders almanac.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book, helps with new investing ideas
- Delivers the LATEST QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH in a format accessible to everyone from novices to sophisticated institutional clients
- Highlights the dates and times of the upcoming economic anouncements bound to move the markets
- MAKES THE CONNECTIONS between each economic announcement and their IMPACT on SPECIFIC SECURITIES
- Provides a VITAL REFERENCE for properly anticipating changes in securities given various economic announcements and ACTIONABLE STRATEGIES for making the most of these events ... Read more

30. Llewellyn's 2011 Herbal Almanac: A Do-it-Yourself Guide for Health & Natural Living (Annuals - Herbal Almanac)
by Llewellyn
Paperback: 312 Pages (2010-07-08)
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Add some zing to your love life with home-blended aphrodisiacs. Feel charged up and refreshed every day with energy-boosting smoothies. This practical almanac contains hundreds of ways for you to use herbs to beautify your home, invigorate your life, and strengthen your ties to nature.

Featuring over two dozen articles in five areas--gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore--this edition is filled with hands-on projects and advice for everything from keeping plants healthy and sustainable harvesting to treating ailments and summer party planning.

Keep your pets healthy with specially crafted infusions and ointments

Make your own remedies for headaches, poor memory, and fibromyalgia

Re-create tasty recipes and boost the flavors of your favorite foods with herbal butters

Enjoy a pest-free garden with all-natural pesticides

Learn how to choose plants, gather and dry herbs, and collect seeds

Create aromatic necklaces, potpourri, and sachets for relaxation 


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31. Places Rated Almanac: The Classic Guide for Finding Your Best Places to Live in America
by David Savageau
Paperback: 662 Pages (2007-03-01)
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Asin: 0979319900
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In this unique reference, every one of America’s 379 metropolitan areas is rated by factors that are important to anyone considering a move. Divided into nine thoroughly researched main topics, this guide derives its information as much from private sources as government sources, providing a well-rounded description of all that each metro area has to offer: ambience, housing, jobs, crime, transportation, education, health care, recreation, and climate. With a personalized quiz to help determine the most important factors of an area, this ratings sourcebook provides a wealth of information for those looking to move and the armchair traveler alike.
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Looking to live somewhere where houses are cheap? Head toWaterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, where the average home costs $75,700, andannual property taxes for that home are about $960. Perhaps a good jobmarket is a higher priority. In that case, pick Phoenix, Arizona; LasVegas, Nevada; or Riverside, California, as they top the list ofplaces projected to have the highest-percentage increase in new jobsby 2005. Most of those jobs, by the way, are expected to haveabove-average pay. This and other detailed information can be found inthe sixth edition of Places Rated Almanac, a helpful resourcefor people thinking of relocating as well as those with a desire tolearn about cities and towns. Metropolitan areas are rated in ninecategories: costs of living, job outlook, transportation, education,health care, crime, the arts, recreation, and climate. But don't golooking for statistics on Podunk--the focus remains on 354 metroareas, metro defined as a city or urbanized population of atleast 50,000, located in a county with a total population of at least100,000.

Places Rated is laced with intelligent and, unexpectedly, wittywriting. The whole concept of judging places, the author notes, mayseem the utmost of brass. "Yet everyone does it, privately. Somesuspect that culture in Omaha or Des Moines or Saskatoon is acontradiction. Others surmise that daily life in Miami consists ofsurviving drug-trade shoot-outs..." Organized intelligently, PlacesRated acknowledges that "livability" and "quality of life" aremoving targets. Livable for whom? The artist who wants mountainvistas? The entrepreneur who wants low taxes and no red tape? Withthese limitations in mind, the book ends with a chapter titled"Putting It All Together," where the reader is invited to rate citieswith a customized list of priorities. Arriving at your customizedlist, however, requires answering 72 questions that force you todecide once and for all what you value most--a low cost of living orgood school districts or mild winters or some other criterion. Andshould you find that climate matters most, head for Santa Barbara,California, where winters and summers are mild and natural hazards arefew, and stay away from Rochester, Minnesota, unless you're willing toendure 35 days when it's 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and 165 days of 32degrees Fahrenheit, annually. --John Russell ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great information in an easy to navigagte format
This book rates 354 metropolitan areas across the United States. It is an outstanding reference for municipal managers, planners, developers, or businesses to see how a given community stacks up against others around the nation. The authors rate a variety of community factors including crime, job growth, and education. Additionally, the book (although dated) can provide a quick "order of magnitude" estimate of the comparative size of various populated areas. Since a great deal of the information is census based, I anticipate another edition coming out in the next year or so. I find this book to be very helpful at putting the size and demographics of communities in perspective with the rest of the country.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Movers Tool!
Want to make a big move in this beautiful country?Unsure which portion of the West Coast you would like to be?Does the weather mean more to you than the length of your commute?Do potential jobs matter more than sports teams?Then this is your tool!

I have moved cross country a number of times.I am looking to do it again in the next year.I want a good clue of what to expect without having to spend money on airline tickets and spending months on research of the local economy.

This book has it all... How much will housing cost me?How bad is the crime? Will I be living with the heater on for 6 months and the a/c the other six months of the year? I would never plan a move again with out these books (this is my third edition.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Places Rated Almanac has It all.

I have used the Places Rated Almanac for multiple moves in the past since about 1980.

It has always been very helpful to me in getting the information I needed to assist in making a decision between multiple places of interest.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Cliffs at Cibolo
This is a great source of information. If you are planning to make a change and you want to compare where you are with other places in the country, the will provide clarifying insight.

3-0 out of 5 stars Unlike previous volumes
While full of arcane but useful info, this edition does not do as good a job of evaluating/comparing taxation and cost-of-living as previous volumes.If $$$ data is important to you I would suggest CITIES RANKED & RATED, 2nd ed. Bert Sperling & Peter Sander ... Read more

32. The Christian Almanac: A Book Of Days Celebrating History's Most Significant People & Events
by George Grant, Gregory Wilbur
Paperback: 822 Pages (2004-08-02)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This second edition of The Christian Almanac contains a day-by-day recounting of the significant moments of Christian and Western history. In it are the famous births, deaths, world events, and notable anniversaries of the last two thousand years.

Each day of the calendar year receives a two-page treatment in The Christian Almanac, beginning with an essay about a significant event that took place on that day.

The entry for each day also includes a list of the most significant events in history that occurred on that day: birthdays, battles, political events, deaths, key moments in Christian history, and so forth. Each day also contains suggested Scripture readings and actions or suggestions that may include music to appreciate, books to read, events to celebrate, or service to render. For instance, on November 30 the reader is encouraged to read a chapter of Dietrich BonhoefferÂ’s Life Together, his powerful vision of faith in the real world.

Whether a reader is interested in browsing or in detailed study, The Christian Almanac is an informative and entertaining book for the home, classroom, or reference shelf.

"Every day is an anniversary. History is so rich that not a single day of the year fails to offer great lessons in heroism and ignominy, brilliance and foolishness, inspiration and admonition. Not a single date fails to point toward the remarkable cultural and spiritual legacy that Christianity has provided to Western civilization."—from the book ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars HIStory, just right
Once in a while, one finds abundantly rich resources and depth at one's fingertips.This tool is a sampling of the many years of study by the authors.Many of us would prefer a better education in history, finding time to do so is next to impossible.While focusing on Christian history, this day by day reference allows those of us in the "normal" world a sampling of people, places and events that have shaped our past and, in turn, impact our future.In only a few minutes a day, we can learn and share with our children interesting and insightful glimses into history without setting aside hours and hours of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Celebrating History's Most Significant People And Events
The impressive collaboration of George Grant (Professor of Moral Philosophy, Bannockburn College, Franklin, Tennessee) and Gregory Wilbur (Professor of Aesthetics, Bannockburn College, Franklin, Tennessee), The Christian Almanac: A Book Of Days Celebrating History's Most Significant People And Events is now in a newly revised and expanded second edition. Day by day, it recounts the births and great deeds of remarkable Christian individuals, essays concerning these notable figures' life and works, scripture readings that allow one to to read through the Bible in one year, liturgical feast days and holidays where appropriate, and much more. An immensely packed treasure trove of reminders why every day is sacred, compiled with an index for easy reference.
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33. The Father's Almanac: From Pregnancy to Pre-school, Baby Care to Behavior, the Complete and Indispensable Book of Practical Advice and Ideas for Every Man Discovering the Fun and Challenge of Fatherhood
by S. Adams Sullivan
Paperback: 416 Pages (1992-05-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$5.66
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A perennial bestseller, now revised and updated for a new generation of fathers, this readable, inspiring guide to the world of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is an indispensable treasury of advice, ideas, and suggestions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for single fathers
I bought this as a xmas present for my brother and his (at the time) 9 month old son.At first glance he laughed and said he wouldn't use it.Several months later, he has a different response.Every time I am over their house he is referencing the book for one thing or another.He absolutely loves it and I am sure his son is benefitting as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
As described at Amazon.com. Book was for a new expectant father (my son-in-law) and he has already gotten half-way through it. Thanks!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book has helped me understand babies and become more of a father figure.I recomend this to anyone who is to soon become a father.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for expecting dads
This book targets guys and their way of thinking really well as it gets to the point and includes a lot of practical pointers for everything from pregnancy to all the changes that occur after the baby is born.My husband has volunteered information he has learned from this book and is reading it of his own volition.

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative and helpful for first time dads
My partner is a savvy, well informed kind of guy.I had some fear that he would think this book was lame or at least unhelpful when I gave it to him when we were a couple months pregnant.He read the book and sang its praises for the practical ideas and advice it gave for dads to help mom in pregnancy and things to do with the baby when he/she arrives.It's not just pregnancy or baby focused, but includes ideas and activities for dad throughout baby and childhood. ... Read more

34. National Geographic Almanac of World History
by Patricia S. Daniels, Steve Hyslop
Paperback: 384 Pages (2006-08-15)
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Asin: 0792259114
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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From the first civilizations to the 21st century, this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history—great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics; and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that's also irresistible to browse, it's a brilliant blend of narrative, analysis, detailed facts, and visual variety including sidebars, time lines and more than 200 maps and illustrations.

The book offers four revealing ways to look at the human epic. In Milestones, 12 essays address key developments from agriculture and writing to modern democracy and other important themes; next, Major Eras takes a chronological approach, examining 11 eras from prehistory to the present. World at a Glance traces specific subjects through the centuries, with entries on Wars, Religions, Human Accomplishments, Leaders, Artists, and more. An expansive appendix listing presidents, popes, and other world figures, as well as a bibliography, a glossary, and a comprehensive index round out this amazing reference.

A book that meets the most demanding standards of accuracy and graphic excellence, this is an indispensable tool for students and an illuminating, engrossing exploration for anyone interested in the who, what, why, when, and where of world history. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and interesting
I am using this as a homeschooling text for a 7th grader.The sections are compact yet comprehensive, giving a concise overview of an historical period in a geographical region.I like that it isn't euro-centric; it is filling in the gaps of my own early education!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not really World History
The latter half of this book is clearly a "Western" History Almanac.It basically discusses other countries' involvements in western countries' affairs.Also, there was too much info on domestic issues in the U.S.-- that information should be reserved for the U.S. almanac!! I gave it 3/5 b/c the beginning was informational.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reference
I learned more from this book than all my history classes. It compresses the history of humans from the beginning telling facts using diagrams and maps. It tells us how the human world evolved from nothing to what it is today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Reference Book
National Geographic Almanac of World History is a wonderful resource. The Chronological Chapters, Maps, Time-lines and Introductory Threads are easy to use. A very nice addition to add to your library.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Rate and Compare World History Atlas Books
As a reader I like to have quick reference books at my finger tips including a new version of the Oxford English Dictionary about 3500 pages long - that I use almost daily. So I decided to add a "history atlas". In the process of doing my research I read the other amazon.com reviewers and then made three trips to two large book stores to actually look at the books and get a better feel for which was the best. I ended up buying the Oxford Atlas of World History. Here are my picks and rankings.

Listed by My ranking, #1 is the best, #2 is a creative alternative but no substitute.

1. Atlas of World History, Oxford University Press 2002, 368 pages, (...), 13.5" x 10.3" x 1.62" ranked 46,632 on Amazon.com. Hands down winner - professional - good text descriptions, outstanding maps and drawings, covers most things from the cave man forward. Negatives: Big and heavy. If you want to save a few dollars buy the "concise" version.

2. Creative alternative: The Penguin Atlas of World History, Penguin Books 2004, (...), just a paperback sized, just published, 304 pages. Surprisingly impressive, lots of text and pictures mixed together and it is easy to carry around. A nice quick alternative but it will be printed in two volumes.

3. Timelines of World History, DK Publishing 2002, 666 pages, (...). 10.0" x 1.6" ranked 25,800 on Amazon.com. Second with lots of value but in some ways not as comprehensive.

4. National Geographic Almanac of World History, National Geographic 2003, 384 pages, (...), 9.6" x 7.8" x 1.17" ranked 24,426 on Amazon.com. Similar to but less impressive than Oxford books. More text, narrower coverage, fewer maps and drawings.

5. DK Atlas of World History, DK Publishing, 352 pages,(...), 10.96" x 14.66" x 1.28" ranked 10,716 on Amazon.com. My last place book seems like a giant comic book. I love the DK travel books but this seems like one step beyond DK's area of expertise. Superficially it is similar to the Oxford book and it is cheap, and some might like it but it tries to be politically correct and fails.

6. Oxford Dictionary of World History, Oxford University Press, 704 pages, (...), pocketbook sized, sales rank 330,000. Mainly terms, people, and dates but has a few maps also. Limited use but an alternative. I prefer the new Penguin book but this is the best history dictionary to buy. ... Read more

35. We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion
by Sep Kamvar, Jonathan Harris
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2009-12-01)
list price: US$30.00 -- used & new: US$4.55
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Asin: B003STCKMG
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In this dazzling exploration of contemporary human feelings, digital whiz kids Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris use their computer programs to peer into the inner lives of millions, constructing a vast and deep portrait of our collective emotional landscape. Armed with custom software that scours the English-speaking world's new Internet blog posts every minute, hunting down the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling," the authors have collected over 12 million feelings since 2005, amassing an ever-growing database of human emotion that adds more than 10,000 new feelings a day. Drawing from this massive real-world stockpile of found sentiment, We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion presents the best of the best -- the euphoria, the despair, the passion, the dreams, and the desires that make us human. At turns touching and thought-provoking, humorous and heartbreaking, We Feel Fine combines the words and pictures of total strangers to explore every corner of the human experience. Packed with personal photos, scientific observations, statistical infographics, and countless candid vignettes from ordinary people, We Feel Fine is a visual, fiercely intelligent, endlessly engrossing crash course in the secrets of human emotion. Are men or women happier? Does rainy weather affect how we feel? Is beauty the bridge between happiness and negativity? How do our emotions change as we age? What causes depression? What's sexy? What's normal? What's human? We Feel Fine finally provides a way to answer these questions that is both quantitative and anecdotal, putting individual stories into a larger context and showing the stories behind the statistics -- or as the authors like to say, "bringing life to statistics and statistics to life." With lush, colorful spreads devoted to 50 feelings, 13 cities, 10 topics, 6 holidays,5 age groups, 4 weather conditions, and 2 genders, We Feel Fine explores our emotions from every angle, providing insights into and examples of each. Equal parts pop culture and psychology, computer science and conceptual art, sociology and storytelling, We Feel Fine is no ordinary book -- with thousands of authors from all over the world sharing their uncensored emotions, it is a radical experiment in mass authorship, merging the online and offline worlds to create an indispensable handbook for anyone interested in what it's like to be human. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An exploration of human emotion
We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human Emotion offers an exploration of human emotion that gathers feelings from across the internet. Here thousands of authors around the world share their emotions with computer programs gathering the data on over 12 million feelings on the net. Paired with color photos throughout, it's a winner.

5-0 out of 5 stars facinating and beautiful
It is a really interesting documentation of their website."We feel fine..."It is delightful, sad, and like the authors say, many times a mirror.

It captures the duality of our most intimate thoughts and feelings which we share with the world.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Felt Mesmerized
This reader was charmed, excited and inspired by this book."We Feel Fine" operates on several levels.Physically, it has the heft and graphic quality of a medium sized, high-end coffee table book.Its content delights with the immediate impact of the really cool photos of people and things.The excellence of the pictures surprised me given that they are pulled from the blogs together with the text which expresses the "feeling" of the title.
This sixty-something guy was particularly impressed with the insight into the minds of those who tend to be a bit younger than I. It has certainly proved to be a point of contact for provocative discussions with my children who are of the generation that provides most of the substance of the "we" who "feel fine".In that sense it is revelatory and hopeful that "the kids are alright". You see this both through the unique individuals and the information that is extrapolated from so many of us.Finally, it may well draw you into the website of the same name which minute to minute provides data for what may well be a sequel in the making of this "Almanac of Human Emotion".

5-0 out of 5 stars Timely, Insightful and Moving
I reviewed We Feel Fine for furtherfield.org here - [...]

It's a great book that I recommend to anyone interested in art, design, social media or cyberculture. Here's an exert from that review -

Dictionary definitions, statistical breakdowns of the kinds of words, ages and genders of bloggers and other demographic and affective data are presented in compact graphic form on every page, and larger charts show more general conclusions. Feelings, or the words used to refer to them, are shown to vary between genders and as people age. This is an exemplary application of Edward Tufte's science of the graphical presentation of information. They even have sparklines. But that science is applied to data that is at its heart qualitative rather than quantitative.

Such "data visualization" was a hot trend in 2009. Visualisations of crime rates, corruption, climate change and other issues can be produced using such data, and have become an important weapon in the arsenal of visual persuasion. On the We Feel Fine web site, feeling data is mapped to coloured blobs in an interactive user interface to the constantly updated (every minute) database. In the book, feelings and demographic information are processed to produce graphics that represent the prevalence of feelings over time, between genders, in different locations and in relation to each other. But as visual persuasion this is directed back to the vividness of human, qualitative experience rather than a more political or economic agenda.

"Sentiment analysis" was also hot trend in social media marketing in 2009 and its limitations quickly became apparent. Current systems simply cannot handle irony, sarcasm, regional differences in the usage of words and in many cases even simple negation. The We Feel Fine system is an exercise in gathering affective or sentiment data to visualise, but it avoids the pitfalls of sentiment analysis by automating only the gathering of the statements of emotion themselves, not analysis of how they relate to what they refer to. This is a classic example of well-chosen limits strengthening a project.
The problem of the relationship between qualitative (how you feel) and quantitative (how many people feel what you feel) data and how to deal with this in a non-voodoo way are avoided in We Feel Fine because of this.

Another 2009 hot trend was "big data", the assembling of datasets that vary from many megabytes to many gigabytes in size. Datasets from regional and national governments, scientific research and freedom of information requests can be used in "data mining" to search for facts among the numbers. The We Feel Fine system is a good example of a big data dataset (and API, application programming interface, for accessing that data over the web). Unlike global temperature data it neither offers the possibility of objective accuracy nor involves any great risk if it lacks it. But it does reintroduce the human subjectivity that big data threatens to replace with numbers.

The striking thing about this is that although the We Feel Fine book is very much of the zeitgeist for 2009 the web-based system it presents started five years ago in 2005. At that time blogs were regarded by the mass media as disposable, narcissistic and somehow inauthentic. They were an unlikely subject at that time for art concerned with the authentic expression of emotion. We Feel Fine's history, subject and results therefore both prefigure and go beyond the current state of the art in Internet social and corporate culture.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Examination of Human Emotion!
"We Feel Fine" is a collection of quotes and photos from blogs from all over the English world. All of these quotes were garnered from sentences that began "I feel." As the writers state, "Drawing from a database of more than 12 million human feelings collected over 3 years from personal blogs on the Internet, 'We Feel Fine' presents a comprehensive contemporary portrait of the world's emotional landscape, exploring the ups and downs of everyday life in all its color, chaos, and candor." The book is arranged as a coffee table book. One can simply pick it up, open to a page and view the beautiful photos and quotes. The authors have created different sections based on gender, specific emotions, locations, weather and topics. For those interested in more detail, the authors have provided statistical analysis of the data they have mined as well as the computer code that they used to obtain the data.

I really enjoyed the time I spent flipping through and reading this book. I didn't know what to expect and it was a pleasant surprise. I especially liked this "life sentence" that they included toward the end of the book, summing up "major emotional themes as we age.": "We start simple (11-14), but soon fill up with angst (15-18) and feelings of confinement (19-22), until we leave those behind to go conquer the world (23-26), before gradually trading ambition for balance (27-30), developing an appreciation for our bodies (31-35) and our children (31-35), and evolving a sense of connectedness (36-40), for which we feel grateful (36-40), then happy (41-49), calm (41-49), and finally blessed (50+)." ... Read more

36. The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Cookbook
by Old Farmer's Almanac
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2008-08-20)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$3.76
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Asin: 1571984631
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Conceived by cooks, The Old Farmers Almanac Everyday Cookbook contains more than four hundred trusted and tasty recipes, including classic dishes, ethnic fare, and family favourites. The entire collection reflects the warmth and wit of The Old Farmers Almanac with more than 180 recipes and money-saving tips, plus a chapter of handy and helpful charts and tables.

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5-0 out of 5 stars great recipes
Gave this to my sister who lives in Northern WI.She loves it, uses it at least 1x per week.She states she has never made something out of this cookbook that she wouldn't make a second time.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not very authoritative.
This is probably not something that you want to make your main cookbook. I doubt that the people who submitted the recipes for this book really knew what they were talking about. The strawberry chiffon pie recipe NEVER works (try the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook instead), and the person who submitted the recipe for Brunswick Stew OBVIOUSLY knows NOTHING about it(it doesn't even call for potatoes HELLOOOOO!). Also, if you're a beginning cook you probably want to stay away from this one anyway because it doesn't have a lot of the basic recipes. For instance, it only has one recipe for fried chicken and it's a Louisiana style fried chicken rather than something more basic (They have a lot of nerve using southern recipes anyway since the person who came up with the Brunswick Stew recipe certainly wasn't southern). There recipe for baked beans is good but they leave out the important fact that you have to stir the beans now and then while they're baking). Who knows what other tips they left out. If your're a more experienced cook this book might be okay.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy and practical
I have slowly been collecting cookbooks.I am always on the look-out for cookbooks that I can easily follow without a lot of complicated ingredients.I have mostly made the desserts including the carrot cake, banana sour cream bread and both have been a huge hit.I will continue to collect cookbooks mostly to read and dream of trying the complicated recipes hoping for perfection but this one I will use on a regular basis.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Recipes

A Guarantee of Goodness Everyday!

A review by Marty Martindale

From the press which publishes Yankee Magazine and the editors of the Farmer's Almanac, this book is a collection of 400 recipes, solid recipes and a general, all'round basic cookbook for anyone. Many of the recipes are winners of recent Old Farmer's Almanac reader recipe contests. The eds promise "each and every recipe comes with the promise expectations will be met - no exceeded!" The book also carries a lot of cooking hints and tips.

Special Sections in the book pertain to Backyard Barbecues and Family Favorites. Here is a quick look at some interesting recipes from the book:

Combine nut meats, cooking oil, onion, pears, naval oranges, celery, bell peppers and cardamom

Turkey sausage, onion, garlic, tomatoes, broth, bow-tie pasta, fresh spinach and a can of cannelli beans

Bostonlettuce, pecan halves, butter, paprika, pork tenderloin, oregano and a vinaigrette dressing

White mushrooms, butter, nutmeg, heavy cream, French break and Swiss cheese

Eggplant, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, sugar, bread crumbs and Cheddar cheese

Fryer chicken, flour, chili powder, vegetable oil, orange juice, raisins, dark rum, cinnamon, cloves and crushed pineapple

Lean bacon, potatoes, onions, green apples, brown sugar, egg white and pie crust

Mint leaves, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, parsley, pine nuts, garlic, basil leaves and seasoning. Serve over sauted lamb chops.

Scallops, butter, garlic, seasoning and parsley

Chinese egg noodles, sesame oil, soy sauce, Chinese black vinegar, peanut butter, hot pepper oil and scallions

Butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, bananas, vanilla, flour, baking powder, baking soda and chopped nuts

Graham crackers, butter and walnuts for crust. Filling: cream cheese, sugar, eggs and lemon juice, Topping: sour cream, sugar and vanilla

Butter, flour, vanilla ice cream, sugar, nuts and cinnamon

Water, gelatin, lemon juice, sugar, egg. For sauce:cornstarch, sugar, milk and vanilla
You can reach Marty Martindale at Food Site of the Day

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE Cookbook!
The book is jam packed with incredibly easy recipes including "comfort foods", holiday entertaining, breads, cakes, soups... you name it, it's in here.

The recipes are like those your grandmother used to cook. I have made a few recipes so far and they were simple to make and I had many of the ingredients in my pantry.

I love the additional tips and "how to" sections.

If you had to own just one cookbook the Farmer's Almanac Everyday Cookbook is THE cookbook to have.

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37. Nutrition Almanac, Fifth Edition
by Lavon J. Dunne
Paperback: 404 Pages (2001-07-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$19.95
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Asin: 0071373381
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Take a bite out of a bestseller!Trusted by health-conscious people for over 30 years, McGraw-Hill's NUTRITION ALMANAC--the oldest healthy eating and supplementation guide around--supplies accurate, up-to-date, and impartial information.That's why over 2.5 million copies have been sold!The new Fifth Edition contains the latest material on the nutrition/disease front: solid information on the latest supplementation, herbs, and vitamins; additional exercise/nutrition benefits and interactions; and much more.*Examines the connections between nutrition and disease*Clarifies the role of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals*Details the optimal supplementation dosages for individual needs*Presents the latest scientific data on health and eatingINVALUABLE TO: *Physicians *Nurses *Dieticians*Scientists*Researchers*Physical Therapists*Physician's Assistants*Chiropractors*Sports Trainers*And individuals who want reliable, complete, sensible information on the food they eat, the supplements they take, and the effect these have on their bodies.Amazon.com Review
If you eat it, you'll find information on it here. This 2001 fifth edition of the popular Nutrition Almanac includes updated nutritional composition of close to 1,000 foods, including 35 different cheeses, 25 legumes, 71 fruits and fruit juices, and 17 cuts of chicken. (Prepared foods are not included.) The tables are in bigger, bolder print than the fourth edition, a great improvement for those of us with aging eyes.

Despite the title, this is not strictly a nutrition resource. Author Lavon Dunne also includes brief overviews of 15 alternative therapies, whether or not they're related to nutrition, with resources for more information. However, Dunne does not list the Web sites for any of the resources--a defect surprising in a 2001 edition. When Nutrition Almanac's first edition appeared in 1973, little was known about the connection between nutrition and disease. In this edition, Dunne lists 68 health conditions, from abscess to vaginitis, and explains how you can prevent or treat the condition through food choices and alternative therapies such as herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, bodywork, and mind-body therapy. --Joan Price ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a must for nutrition-minded folks
If you really want to approach your eating habits armed with well-rounded information, you need this book. It not only gives you calorie counts, but also breaks down the carbs, the protein, the sodium, etc. Excellent source to make wiser food choices.

5-0 out of 5 stars great reading for all
This is one of the best, informative books for anyone looking for diet guidelines.It shows actual portion sizes, calorie count, carbs, proteins and fats.Great book............

5-0 out of 5 stars Life Saver
This book is an educational tool on how to take care of your body with foods and nutrition.It shows how preventative measures that food and vitamins can do to your life.Read and live by it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book if you are looking for a Calorie Counter
Don't buy this book if you are looking for a Calorie Counter. This book is a good reference for a Nutritionist or Professional Practitioner, but not for every-day use for diet management.

If you are trying to manage your diet, you will do better with a pocket sized or handy calorie counter book, like

If you need hard data on foods, relationship between exercise, diet and health, information on treatments, and scientific basics for preventing illness through proper nutrition, you may find this book useful.

In my opinion the 3rd edition seems to have more detailed and useful information than this 4th edition of the book. It caught my attention that the book has kept the same title, but the authors have changed from the previous editions.

If you are looking for a detailed reference on vitamins, minerals, and supplements (which this book doesn't cover properly), you may find the "Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements: The Essential Guide for Improving Your Health Naturally" an interesting complement for this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fifth Edition, yet still incomplete.
I've used the Nutrition Almanac, Third Edition, for years. This 'new' addition has very few updates compared to the third. It feels like it's written by someone working strictly with Western Medicine, even though it does give a person direction to some Natural treatments for the listed ailments. Also the book does not go too deeply into describing any vitamin or mineral.

On the positive side, the Table of Food Composition is nice to use, even though it is incomplete. And the layout of the book is quite nice, making it easy to use compared to smaller books. ... Read more

38. World Almanac for Kids 2010
by World Almanac
Paperback: 352 Pages (2009-11-30)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$4.59
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Asin: 160057128X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The World Almanac for Kids is the best-selling reference book for kids, with more than 3.5 million copies sold. Filled with thousands of fun, fascinating facts and essential homework help on a wide range of subjects, this full-color almanac has been completely updated with new content and jam-packed with quizzes, experiments, puzzles, games, activities, jokes, maps, Web sites, and much more to get young readers excited about learning. The World Almanac for Kids 2010 is arranged by subject, providing timely and timeless information on compelling topics such as art, weather, museums, sports, nations, U.S. history, and more. Ideal for elementary and lower-middle-school classrooms and libraries and a joy to read for both students and teachers, this user-friendly book is loaded with need-to-know information to help kids excel in the classroom. Readers will find out what's hot for 2010 with photos and facts about favorite sports and entertainment superstars! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars 2010 almanac
My granddaughter uses this book and LOVES it. She is in the 2nd gr now and generally doesn't like to read but this is different!!

5-0 out of 5 stars KID MAGNET
For whatever reason, our grandsons, now 10 and 13, have always gotten a buzz from reading almanacs, and the versions published for kids provide the right blend of illustrations, age-appropriate verbiage and interest factor.

We have developed a kind of Trivial Pursuit Q&A game from the book and use it as a good winding down game at the end of the day when the boys stay with us ("Okay, where's the tallest building in the world?").

This is the second of these books we have purchased and we heartily endorse them.

4-0 out of 5 stars great book
vert pleased with the conditon of the book; disappointed in the length of time it took for the book to be delivered and found it difficult to track from the sender. ... Read more

39. The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids Volume 2
Paperback: 192 Pages (2007-09-13)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$0.75
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Asin: 1571984348
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A proven bestseller in its first edition, The Old Farmers Almanac for Kids will now be out in a brand-new edition. Its full-colour pages are loaded with fun activities, quirky facts, mind-mangler riddles, fishing, feature stories, insects and creepy creatures, lefties, sports heroes, and historyand much, much more. Best of all: parents, grandparents, and teachers love it, too! The website offers additional activities to complement the book.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT book for kids AND adults!
I cannot express enough just how much I LOVED! LOVED! LOVED this book. This is NOT a "kids-only" book. I'm an adult and I found it impossible to put down.

The Farmer's Almanac for Kids contains something for everyone...science, history, facts, trivia, games, magic tricks, crafts... you name it, it's in here. I truly could not put it down!

This is a PERFECT gift to give any child - boy or girl - young or old. Even as an adult I love this book.

This is well worth more then the retail price. With the amount of the great stuff inside the pages of this book it's well worth more then the retail price.

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40. The Baseball Maniac's Almanac: The Absolutely, Positively, and Without Question Greatest Book of Facts, Figures, and Astonishing Lists Ever Compiled (Second ... Almanac: Absolutely, Positively & Without)
Paperback: 432 Pages (2010-07-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.58
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Asin: 1602399573
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Legendary sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar offers stats, facts, and little-known nuggets about our national pastime.An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the greatest, most unusual, and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever compiled—all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts about:

  • Individual players and teams
  • Managers
  • Player relatives
  • The Hall of Fame
  • Annual awards
  • The World Series
  • All-Star Games
The book also contains a list of the all-time statistical leaders for every major league team as well as a truly unforgettable miscellaneous section that answers such mind-boggling questions as, “Which major-leaguers have palindromic surnames?” and “Which players born under each zodiac sign have hit the most career home runs?” ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If You Love Baseball, You'll Love This
Think you've exhausted every possible angle on any imaginable statistic of our National Pastime?Think again.

Thanks to the meticulously comprehensive research provided by the legendary Bert Sugar, even the greatest baseball savant will find much more trivial - and vital - information at your disposal, to amaze, amuse and impress all your buddies; just in time for the long winter's postseason hiatus, which is fast approaching.

Just to give you a brief taste of what's in store for you, I found it astonishing that the two greatest sluggers for the fabled "Murderer's Row" squad the New York Yankees put together in the 1920's - Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig - are the only players in MLB history to have both 400+ home runs and at least 10 steals of home in their careers.To put this into perspective, one of the greatest basestealers of all time, Lou Brock, never stole home in his entire career.

There's stuff like this packed throughout this gem, so if baseball's your passion, this is another book you must add to your library; absolutely; positively!You'll wonder how you lived so long without it.Order today, while supplies last...

4-0 out of 5 stars Good fun--for trivia lovers!
Not great literature, but a lot of fun! Baseball "figure filberts" will love this. Normally sane people will wonder why. Let's take some entries randomly from throughout the book to illustrate:

Page 37: Shortstops with at least seven consecutive 20-home run seasons (Cal Ripken, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada, Ernie Banks)

Page 83: Players with 400 home runs and 10 steals of home in a career (Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth)

Page 126: Pitchers with combined total of 500 strikeouts/walks in a season (Bob Feller, Nolan Ryan [four times])

Page 215: Players with both Little League and Major League World Series Teams (Boog Powell, Jim Barbieri, Rick Wise, Carney Lansford, Ed Vosburg, Charles Hayes, Dwight Gooden, Derek Bell, Gary Sheffield, Jason Marquis, Jason Veritek)

Page 227: Players born on Leap Year Day (Feb. 29) (Ed Appleton, Al Autry, Jerry Fry, Paul Giel, Bill Long, Terrence Long, Pepper Martin, Ralph Miller, Steve Mingori, Ray Parker, Dickey Pearce, Al Rosen)

The last part of the book features team-by-team histories.

All in all, a lot of fun if you dig baseball minutiae. . . .

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Baseball Trivia
If your a baseball stat junkie, this is the book for you! An amazing collection of some of the oddest
MLB stats that you'll ever see, i.e.- The Fights Of Billy Martin.

Great stuff, hard to put down, highly recommended! ... Read more

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