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The Resource The Penguin factfinder, edited by David Crystal

The Penguin factfinder, edited by David Crystal

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The Penguin factfinder
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The Penguin factfinder
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edited by David Crystal
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Factfinder
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Dewey number
032.02
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  • illustrations
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index present
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AG106
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.N49 2005
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non fiction
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1941-
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The Penguin factfinder, edited by David Crystal
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  • "Second edition"--Cover
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  • Previous ed. published as: The new Penguin factfinder. 2003
  • Includes index
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Contents
  • Constellations
  • World precipitation
  • 32
  • Meteorological records
  • 33
  • Cloud types
  • 33
  • Depressions
  • 33
  • Meteorological sea areas
  • 34
  • 3
  • Wind force and sea disturbance
  • 35
  • Surface
  • 36
  • World physical map
  • 36
  • Major ocean-surface currents
  • 37
  • Continents
  • 38
  • Northern sky
  • Oceans
  • 38
  • Major island groups
  • 38
  • Largest seas
  • 41
  • Largest islands
  • 41
  • Largest lakes
  • 41
  • 4
  • Largest deserts
  • 41
  • Highest mountains
  • 42
  • Highest waterfalls
  • 42
  • Deepest caves
  • 42
  • Longest rivers
  • 42
  • 'Alpha' stars within constellations
  • Earth's largest drainage basins
  • 43
  • World heritage sites
  • 44
  • National Parks in England and Wales
  • 53
  • National Parks in Scotland
  • 53
  • National Parks in the USA
  • 53
  • 4
  • Environment
  • 55
  • Climate
  • 57
  • Climate system
  • 57
  • Climate alterations produced by cities
  • 57
  • Greenhouse effect
  • 58
  • Southern sky
  • Greenhouse gases
  • 58
  • Pollution
  • 58
  • Pollutants and the ecosystem
  • 58
  • Carbon dioxide
  • 59
  • Emissions of greenhouse gases
  • 60
  • 5
  • Carbon dioxide emissions by source
  • 61
  • Emissions of traditional air pollutants
  • 62
  • Pesticide pollution
  • 63
  • Amounts of waste generated
  • 64
  • Sewage sludge production and disposal
  • 64
  • Meteor showers
  • Production, movement, and disposal of hazardous waste
  • 65
  • Nuclear waste
  • 66
  • Water pollution
  • 67
  • Deforestation
  • 68
  • Forests of the world: areas and carbon stocks
  • 68
  • 6
  • World distribution of various types of forest
  • 68
  • Forests, grasslands, and drylands
  • 69
  • Production and trade of selected forest products
  • 69
  • Recent notable environmental disasters
  • 70
  • Flora and fauna
  • 72
  • Universe
  • Historic comets
  • State of mammals, birds, and fish
  • 72
  • State of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • 73
  • State of vascular plants, mosses, lichens, fungi, and algae
  • 74
  • Biosphere reserves and wetlands
  • 75
  • Conservation
  • 75
  • 6
  • Environmental programmes
  • 75
  • Major protected areas
  • 76
  • Multilateral conventions on the environment
  • 77
  • Natural history
  • 81
  • Classification of living organisms
  • 83
  • Solar system
  • Classification of the human species
  • 83
  • Five kingdoms
  • 83
  • Animals
  • 83
  • Classification of animals
  • 83
  • Animal records
  • 85
  • 6
  • Size
  • 85
  • Weight
  • 87
  • Speed in the air
  • 87
  • Speed in water
  • 87
  • Speed on the ground
  • 87
  • Sun
  • Mammals
  • 87
  • Length of pregnancy in some mammals
  • 90
  • Classification of birds
  • 90
  • Incubation and fledgling periods
  • 97
  • Wingspans
  • 97
  • 6
  • Life-history features
  • 98
  • Reptiles
  • 98
  • Amphibians
  • 100
  • Fishes
  • 101
  • Insects
  • 105
  • Solar eclipses 2000-2015
  • Plants
  • 108
  • Classification of plants
  • 108
  • World vegetation map
  • 109
  • Flowering plants
  • 110
  • Shrubs
  • 111
  • 6
  • Trees
  • 111
  • Plants as foodstuffs
  • 112
  • Herbs and spices
  • 117
  • Fungi
  • 118
  • Human beings
  • 119
  • Planetary data (1)
  • Early humans
  • 121
  • Evolution of early humans
  • 121
  • Early human behaviour and ecology
  • 122
  • Body
  • 123
  • DNA
  • 123
  • 6
  • Genetic code
  • 124
  • Human chromosomes
  • 124
  • Human skeleton
  • 125
  • Bones of the human body
  • 125
  • Muscles and internal organs
  • 126
  • 1
  • Planetary data (2)
  • Heart
  • 126
  • Human pulse rates
  • 126
  • Human temperature
  • 126
  • Composition of blood
  • 127
  • Brain in section
  • 127
  • 7
  • Ear
  • 127
  • Eye
  • 127
  • Teeth
  • 128
  • Reproductive organs
  • 128
  • Medical matters
  • 129
  • Main planetary satellites
  • Communicable diseases
  • 129
  • Geography of HIV infection
  • 130
  • Major causes of death worldwide
  • 131
  • Phobias
  • 132
  • Commonly used drugs
  • 134
  • 7
  • Commonly abused drugs
  • 135
  • Nutrition
  • 136
  • Ideal weights for men and women over 25 years of age
  • 136
  • Composition of foods
  • 137
  • Main types of vitamin
  • 139
  • Near side of the Moon
  • Main trace minerals
  • 139
  • Food additives
  • 140
  • World's top wine producers
  • 144
  • Grape varieties
  • 144
  • History
  • 149
  • 8
  • Calendar
  • 151
  • Perpetual calendar 1821-2020
  • 151
  • Seasons
  • 155
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • 155
  • Year equivalents
  • 155
  • Lunar 'maria'
  • Month equivalents
  • 155
  • Names of the months
  • 156
  • Months: associations
  • 156
  • Names of the days
  • 156
  • Chinese animal years and times 1984-2007
  • 156
  • 8
  • Chinese agricultural calendar
  • 156
  • Zodiac
  • 157
  • World chronology
  • 158
  • World events
  • 158
  • Dynasties of China
  • 168
  • Far side of the Moon
  • Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
  • 169
  • Seven wonders of the Ancient World
  • 170
  • Rulers of the Roman Empire
  • 170
  • Roman Empire in the 1st century AD
  • 171
  • British royal family tree
  • 172
  • 9
  • European royal families descended from Queen Victoria
  • 176
  • British royal family today
  • 178
  • Habsburgs, Bourbons, and the thrones of Spain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire
  • 180
  • Rulers of England and Great Britain
  • 182
  • Military wars and campaigns
  • 183
  • Cosmos
  • Lunar eclipses 2000-2010
  • Major wars of mediaeval and modern times
  • 183
  • Main crusades to the East
  • 189
  • American Civil War
  • 190
  • Exploration and discovery
  • 191
  • Journeys of exploration
  • 191
  • 9
  • Great explorers
  • 192
  • Colonialism (imperialism)
  • 193
  • Colonial powers in 1914
  • 193
  • Revolutions
  • 194
  • Events of the French Revolution
  • 194
  • Space exploration
  • Events of the American Revolution
  • 194
  • Events of the Russian Revolution
  • 195
  • Political leaders and rulers
  • 196
  • Human geography
  • 201
  • Political map of the world
  • 203
  • 10
  • World's largest nations by area
  • 204
  • World population estimates
  • 205
  • World population 1950-2050
  • 205
  • World's largest nations by population
  • 206
  • World's largest cities by population
  • 207
  • Major space astronomy events/missions
  • World population density
  • 208
  • A-Z listing of nations of the world: local name, timezone, area, population total, status, date of independence, capital, languages, ethnic groups, religions, physical features, climate, currency, economy, GNP/GDP, HDI, history, head of state/government
  • Afghanistan
  • 209
  • Albania
  • 210
  • Algeria
  • 211
  • Andorra
  • 10
  • 211
  • Angola
  • 212
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • 213
  • Argentina
  • 214
  • Armenia
  • 214
  • Australia
  • Satellite launch centres
  • 215
  • Austria
  • 217
  • Azerbaijan
  • 217
  • Bahamas
  • 218
  • Bahrain
  • 219
  • Bangladesh
  • 11
  • 219
  • Barbados
  • 220
  • Belarus
  • 221
  • Belau
  • 221
  • Belgium
  • 222
  • Belize
  • International space launchers
  • 223
  • Benin
  • 223
  • Bhutan
  • 224
  • Bolivia
  • 225
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 225
  • Botswana
  • 12
  • 226
  • Brazil
  • 227
  • Brunei
  • 228
  • Bulgaria
  • 228
  • Burkina Faso
  • 229
  • Burundi
  • 3
  • Earth
  • 229
  • Cambodia
  • 230
  • Cameroon
  • 231
  • Canada
  • 232
  • Cape Verde
  • 233
  • Central African Republic
  • 15
  • 234
  • Chad
  • 234
  • Chile
  • 235
  • China
  • 236
  • Hong Kong
  • 237
  • Macao
  • History
  • 238
  • Colombia
  • 239
  • Commonwealth of Independent States, The (CIS)
  • 239
  • Comoros
  • 240
  • Congo
  • 241
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • 17
  • 241
  • Costa Rica
  • 242
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • 243
  • Croatia
  • 243
  • Cuba
  • 244
  • Cyprus
  • Developing world
  • 245
  • Czech Republic
  • 246
  • Denmark
  • 246
  • Faroe Islands (Faeroe)
  • 247
  • Greenland (Kalaalit Nunaat)
  • 247
  • Djibouti
  • 17
  • 248
  • Dominica
  • 248
  • Dominican Republic
  • 249
  • East Timor
  • 250
  • Ecuador
  • 251
  • Egypt
  • Major ice-age periods
  • 251
  • El Salvador
  • 252
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • 253
  • Eritrea
  • 253
  • Estonia
  • 254
  • Ethiopia
  • 17
  • 254
  • Fiji
  • 255
  • Finland
  • 256
  • France
  • 257
  • Gabon
  • 258
  • Gambia, The
  • Geological time scale
  • 259
  • Georgia
  • 259
  • Germany
  • 260
  • Ghana
  • 261
  • Greece
  • 262
  • Grenada
  • 18
  • 263
  • Guatemala
  • 264
  • Guinea
  • 265
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • 265
  • Guyana
  • 266
  • Haiti
  • Star distances
  • Structure
  • 267
  • Honduras
  • 267
  • Hungary
  • 268
  • Iceland
  • 269
  • India
  • 269
  • Indonesia
  • 20
  • 270
  • Iran
  • 271
  • Iraq
  • 272
  • Ireland, Republic of
  • 273
  • Israel
  • 274
  • Italy
  • Earth
  • 275
  • Jamaica
  • 276
  • Japan
  • 276
  • Jordan
  • 277
  • Kazakhstan
  • 278
  • Kenya
  • 20
  • 279
  • Kiribati
  • 280
  • Korea, North
  • 280
  • Korea, South
  • 281
  • Kuwait
  • 282
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Structure of the Earth
  • 282
  • Laos
  • 283
  • Latvia
  • 284
  • Lebanon
  • 284
  • Lesotho
  • 285
  • Liberia
  • 20
  • 286
  • Libya
  • 286
  • Liechtenstein
  • 287
  • Lithuania
  • 288
  • Luxembourg
  • 288
  • Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Earth's crust composition
  • 289
  • Madagascar
  • 290
  • Malawi
  • 291
  • Malaysia
  • 291
  • Maldives
  • 292
  • Mali
  • 20
  • 293
  • Malta
  • 293
  • Marshall Islands
  • 294
  • Mauritania
  • 295
  • Mauritius
  • 295
  • Mexico
  • Chemical composition of rocks
  • 296
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • 296
  • Moldova
  • 297
  • Monaco
  • 298
  • Mongolia
  • 298
  • Morocco
  • 20
  • 299
  • Mozambique
  • 300
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • 300
  • Namibia
  • 301
  • Nauru
  • 302
  • Nepal
  • 3
  • Mineral composition of rocks
  • 302
  • Netherlands, The
  • 303
  • Aruba
  • 303
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • 304
  • New Zealand
  • 305
  • Nicaragua
  • 21
  • 306
  • Niger
  • 307
  • Nigeria
  • 307
  • Norway
  • 308
  • Oman
  • 309
  • Pakistan
  • Mohs scale of hardness
  • 310
  • Panama
  • 310
  • Papua New Guinea
  • 311
  • Paraguay
  • 312
  • Peru
  • 312
  • Philippines
  • 21
  • 313
  • Poland
  • 314
  • Portugal
  • 315
  • Azores
  • 315
  • Madeira (islands)
  • 316
  • Qatar
  • Layers of the atmosphere
  • 316
  • Romania
  • 317
  • Russia (Russian Federation)
  • 317
  • Rwanda
  • 318 --
  • 21
  • Composition of dry air at sea level
  • 21
  • World minerals map
  • 22
  • Star magnitudes
  • Continental drift
  • 23
  • Major lithospheric plates
  • 24
  • Earthquake distribution
  • 25
  • Major earthquakes
  • 26
  • Earthquake severity
  • 26
  • 3
  • Major volcanoes and eruptions
  • 27
  • Major tsunamis
  • 28
  • Recent hurricanes
  • 29
  • Climate
  • 30
  • World temperatures
  • 30
  • San Marino
  • British overseas territories
  • 356
  • Anguilla
  • 356
  • Bermuda
  • 356
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • 357
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • 357
  • 322
  • British Virgin Islands
  • 357
  • Cayman Islands
  • 357
  • Falkland Islands
  • 358
  • South Georgia
  • 358
  • South Sandwich Islands
  • 358
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Gibraltar
  • 358
  • Montserrat (Emerald Isle)
  • 359
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • 359
  • Saint Helena and Dependencies
  • 359
  • Turks and Caicos islands
  • 359
  • 322
  • United States of America (USA)
  • 360
  • United States formal dependencies
  • 363
  • American Samoa
  • 363
  • Guam
  • 364
  • Puerto Rico, The Commonwealth of
  • 364
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Virgin Islands, United States
  • 365
  • Mariana Islands, Northern
  • 365
  • Other American Islands
  • 365
  • Uruguay
  • 366
  • Uzbekistan
  • 366
  • 323
  • Vanuatu
  • 367
  • Vatican City State
  • 368
  • Venezuela
  • 368
  • Vietnam
  • 369
  • Western Sahara
  • 370
  • Senegal
  • Yemen
  • 370
  • Zambia
  • 371
  • Zimbabwe
  • 372
  • Nations of the world: general data
  • 373
  • Population
  • 381
  • 324
  • Growth of world population
  • 381
  • Projected population growth, by geographic region
  • 381
  • UK population summary
  • 381
  • Society
  • 383
  • Social institutions
  • 385
  • Serbia and Montenegro (formerly, Yugoslavia)
  • Honours
  • 385
  • Forms of address
  • 386
  • Heraldry
  • 389
  • Aristocratic ranks
  • 390
  • Law and crime
  • 390
  • 324
  • Courts of Great Britain
  • 390
  • Judiciary and legal representatives
  • 391
  • Courts of Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the USA
  • 391
  • Lord Chancellors
  • 393
  • Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 394
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Seychelles
  • Armed forces
  • 395
  • Defence forces and expenditure
  • 395
  • Ranks in the UK armed forces
  • 396
  • Comparable ranks in the US armed forces
  • 396
  • Politics
  • 397
  • 325
  • United Nations membership
  • 397
  • Main bodies of the United Nations
  • 397
  • Specialized agencies of the United Nations
  • 398
  • United Nations Secretaries General
  • 398
  • Commonwealth Secretaries General
  • 398
  • Sierra Leone
  • Commonwealth members
  • 399
  • European Union
  • 399
  • Representation of political parties in the European Parliament
  • 399
  • European Union policies and policy makers
  • 400
  • International alliances
  • 400
  • 326
  • Some political systems
  • 402
  • Economy
  • 404
  • Agricultural production
  • 404
  • Industrial production
  • 405
  • Solid fuel production and consumption
  • 406
  • Singapore
  • Liquid fuel production and consumption
  • 406
  • Gaseous fuel production and consumption
  • 406
  • Nuclear fuel production and consumption
  • 407
  • Hydroelectric fuel production and consumption
  • 407
  • Other fuel production and consumption
  • 407
  • 327
  • All sources of fuel production and consumption
  • 408
  • Unemployment
  • 408
  • Employment
  • 409
  • Interest rates
  • 411
  • Religion and mythology
  • 413
  • Slovak Republic
  • Gods of mythology
  • 415
  • Principal Greek gods
  • 415
  • Greek gods of mythology
  • 415
  • Principal Roman gods
  • 415
  • Roman gods of mythology
  • 416
  • 327
  • Norse gods of mythology
  • 416
  • Egyptian gods
  • 416
  • Modern religions
  • 417
  • Books of the Bible
  • 418
  • Christian religious vestments
  • 418
  • Slovenia
  • Holy orders
  • 418
  • Movable Christian feasts
  • 419
  • Major immovable Christian feasts
  • 419
  • Dates of Easter
  • 419
  • Saints' days
  • 420
  • 328
  • Popes
  • 422
  • Archbishops of Canterbury
  • 424
  • Dalai Lamas
  • 425
  • Buddhism
  • 425
  • Christianity
  • 425
  • 319
  • Solomon Islands
  • Confucianism
  • 425
  • Hinduism
  • 425
  • Islam
  • 426
  • Jainism
  • 426
  • Judaism
  • 426
  • 328
  • Shintoism
  • 427
  • Sikhism
  • 427
  • Taoism
  • 427
  • Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion
  • 427
  • Religious symbols
  • 428
  • Somalia
  • Communications
  • 429
  • Transportation
  • 431
  • Road
  • 431
  • Main USA Interstate highways
  • 431
  • British motorways
  • 431
  • 329
  • International E-routes (Euroroutes)
  • 431
  • European road distances
  • 433
  • UK road distances
  • 433
  • International car index marks
  • 434
  • British car index marks
  • 434
  • South Africa
  • Fastest cars
  • 437
  • British road signs
  • 437
  • European road signs
  • 440
  • USA road signs
  • 441
  • Rail
  • 442
  • 330
  • UK rail travel times
  • 442
  • British locomotive classification
  • 443
  • Wheel configuration
  • 444
  • Fastest trains
  • 444
  • Air
  • 444
  • Spain
  • Aeroplane classification
  • 444
  • World air distances
  • 447
  • World flying times
  • 448
  • US air distances
  • 448
  • International time zones
  • 449
  • 331
  • Fastest aeroplanes
  • 450
  • Aircraft registration codes
  • 450
  • Airline designators
  • 451
  • US local airports
  • 453
  • UK local airports
  • 457
  • Balearic Islands
  • International airports
  • 458
  • Telecommunications
  • 463
  • International direct-dialling codes
  • 463
  • Languages
  • 465
  • Indo-European languages
  • 465
  • 332
  • Language families: numbers of speakers
  • 465
  • Top twenty languages
  • 465
  • World language families
  • 466
  • International phonetic alphabet
  • 467
  • English speakers
  • 468
  • Saint Lucia
  • Canary Islands
  • English sound frequencies
  • 469
  • English letter frequencies
  • 470
  • Comparative word frequencies
  • 470
  • Alphabets
  • 471
  • Deaf fingerspelling
  • 473
  • 332
  • Proof-correction symbols
  • 474
  • Typefaces
  • 476
  • Symbols in general use
  • 477
  • First-name preferences
  • 477
  • First-name meanings
  • 478
  • Sri Lanka
  • Common abbreviations
  • 480
  • Media
  • 488
  • News agencies
  • 488
  • Publishing
  • 489
  • Newspaper publishers' associations
  • 489
  • 333
  • Major British newspapers
  • 490
  • Best-selling European newspapers
  • 490
  • US newspapers
  • 491
  • Canadian newspapers
  • 493
  • Australian newspapers
  • 494
  • Sudan, The
  • New Zealand newspapers
  • 496
  • South African newspapers
  • 496
  • Broadcasting stations and networks
  • 498
  • Main terrestrial television broadcasters and stations
  • 498
  • Major European television broadcasts by satellite
  • 501
  • 333
  • Major radio broadcasters
  • 502
  • British national radio stations
  • 506
  • Science and technology
  • 507
  • Mathematics
  • 509
  • Signs and symbols
  • 509
  • Suriname
  • Important formulae
  • 510
  • Conic sections
  • 516
  • Pythagoras' theorem
  • 516
  • Measurement
  • 517
  • Basic SI units
  • 517
  • 334
  • SI conversion factors
  • 517
  • SI prefixes
  • 518
  • Common measures
  • 519
  • Conversion tables: length
  • 520
  • Conversion tables: area
  • 521
  • Swaziland
  • Conversion tables: volume
  • 522
  • Conversion tables: capacity
  • 522
  • Conversion tables: weight
  • 525
  • Conversion tables: tyre pressures
  • 526
  • Conversion table: oven temperatures
  • 526
  • 335
  • Temperature conversion
  • 526
  • Temperature scales
  • 526
  • Conversion tables: temperature
  • 527
  • Numerical equivalents
  • 528
  • Multiplication table
  • 529
  • 320
  • Sweden
  • Squares, cubes, and roots
  • 529
  • International paper sizes
  • 530
  • Physics
  • 530
  • Basic equations
  • 530
  • Forces of nature
  • 530
  • 336
  • Elementary particles
  • 530
  • Some common physical qualities and their units
  • 531
  • Newton's laws
  • 531
  • Newton's law of gravitation
  • 531
  • Einstein's principle of relativity
  • 531
  • Switzerland
  • Magnetism
  • 532
  • Circuit symbols
  • 532
  • Optics
  • 532
  • Physical constants
  • 533
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • 535
  • 336
  • Radioactivity units
  • 535
  • Sound-intensity level
  • 535
  • Chemistry
  • 536
  • Table of elements
  • 536
  • Periodic table of elements
  • 537
  • Syria
  • Physical properties of metals
  • 538
  • Symbols used in chemistry
  • 538
  • Polymers
  • 538
  • Hazardous substances symbols
  • 541
  • Technology
  • 541
  • 337
  • Major technological inventions
  • 541
  • World's tallest structures
  • 543
  • World's highest dams
  • 544
  • World's longest tunnels
  • 544
  • World's longest bridges
  • 544
  • Taiwan
  • Computers
  • 545
  • Programming languages
  • 545
  • Development of computers
  • 546
  • Scientists and inventors
  • 548
  • Arts and culture
  • 559
  • 338
  • Literature
  • 561
  • Novelists
  • 561
  • Prix Goncourt
  • 572
  • Booker Prize
  • 572
  • Whitbread Awards
  • 573
  • Tajikistan (Tadzhikistan)
  • Pulitzer Prize in fiction
  • 574
  • Orange Prize
  • 574
  • Poets
  • 575
  • Pulitzer Prize in poetry
  • 578
  • UK Poets laureate
  • 579
  • 339
  • Theatre
  • 579
  • Playwrights
  • 579
  • Shakespeare: the plays
  • 582
  • Theatre personalities
  • 583
  • Pulitzer Prize in drama
  • 588
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Musicals
  • 589
  • Film and television
  • 591
  • Film and television personalities
  • 591
  • Motion picture Academy Awards (Oscars)
  • 619
  • Cannes Film Festival Awards
  • 624
  • 339
  • BAFTA Awards
  • 626
  • International film festivals
  • 630
  • Music
  • 632
  • Musical symbols, terms, and abbreviations
  • 632
  • Musical scales and keys
  • 633
  • Thailand
  • Tempo and expression marks
  • 633
  • Other terms and abbreviations
  • 634
  • World orchestras
  • 634
  • Brass instruments
  • 639
  • Percussion instruments
  • 639
  • 340
  • String instruments
  • 639
  • Woodwind instruments
  • 640
  • Composers
  • 640
  • Operatic works
  • 646
  • Opera singers
  • 647
  • Togo
  • Jazz personalities
  • 648
  • Classic pop and rock groups/singers
  • 650
  • International music festivals
  • 665
  • Pulitzer Prize in music
  • 666
  • National anthems/songs
  • 666
  • 341
  • Dance
  • 667
  • Dance personalities
  • 667
  • Ballets
  • 671
  • Dance companies
  • 672
  • Design
  • 673
  • Tonga
  • Design personalities
  • 673
  • Fashion
  • 675
  • Fashion designers
  • 675
  • Clothes care
  • 676
  • International clothing sizes
  • 677
  • 342
  • International pattern sizes
  • 677
  • Architecture
  • 678
  • Architects
  • 678
  • Painting
  • 685
  • Artists
  • 685
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turner Prize
  • 689
  • Sculpture
  • 689
  • Sculptors
  • 689 --
  • 342
  • 321
  • Tunisia
  • 343
  • Turkey
  • 344
  • Turkmenistan
  • 344
  • Tuvalu
  • 345
  • Uganda
  • 346
  • Samoa
  • Ukraine
  • 346
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 347
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • 348
  • England
  • 349
  • Scotland
  • 352
  • 321
  • Wales
  • 353
  • Northern Ireland (Ulster)
  • 354
  • British islands
  • 355
  • Channel Islands
  • 355
  • Isle of Man
  • 356
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Gymnastics
  • 765
  • Handball
  • 766
  • Hang gliding
  • 766
  • Hockey
  • 767
  • Horse racing
  • 767
  • 695
  • Hurling
  • 769
  • Ice hockey
  • 769
  • Ice skating
  • 770
  • Judo
  • 770
  • Karate
  • 771
  • Presidents of the Royal Academy
  • Lacrosse
  • 771
  • Modern pentathlon
  • 772
  • Motor cycling
  • 772
  • Motor racing
  • 772
  • Netball
  • 773
  • 699
  • Orienteering
  • 773
  • Polo
  • 773
  • Powerboat racing
  • 774
  • Rackets
  • 774
  • Real tennis
  • 774
  • Presidents of the Royal Society
  • Roller skating
  • 775
  • Rowing
  • 775
  • Rugby League
  • 776
  • Rugby Union
  • 777
  • Shooting
  • 778
  • 699
  • Skiing
  • 778
  • Snooker
  • 778
  • Softball
  • 779
  • Speedway
  • 779
  • Squash
  • 780
  • Nobel Prize winners
  • Surfing
  • 780
  • Swimming and diving
  • 780
  • Table tennis
  • 781
  • Tennis (lawn)
  • 782
  • Tenpin bowling
  • 784
  • 700
  • Trampolining
  • 784
  • Tug of war
  • 784
  • Volleyball
  • 785
  • Walking
  • 785
  • Water polo
  • 785
  • Physics
  • Water skiing
  • 785
  • Weightlifting
  • 785
  • Wrestling
  • 786
  • Yachting
  • 786
  • World records
  • 787
  • 700
  • Athletics
  • 787
  • World outdoor records
  • 787
  • World indoor records
  • 788
  • Swimming
  • 789
  • Sports personalities
  • 790
  • Photography
  • Chemistry
  • Governing bodies in sport
  • 804
  • 701
  • Literature
  • 702
  • Economics
  • 702
  • Physiology or Medicine
  • 703
  • Peace
  • 704
  • 691
  • Universities
  • 705
  • Sports and games
  • 727
  • Olympic Games
  • 729
  • Commonwealth Games
  • 730
  • Angling
  • 731
  • Photographers
  • Archery
  • 731
  • Athletics
  • 732
  • Badminton
  • 741
  • Baseball
  • 741
  • Basketball
  • 745
  • 691
  • Biathlon
  • 747
  • Billiards
  • 748
  • Bobsleighing and tobogganing/luge
  • 748
  • Bowls
  • 749
  • Boxing
  • 749
  • Knowledge
  • Canoeing
  • 750
  • Chess
  • 751
  • Contract bridge
  • 752
  • Cricket
  • 752
  • Croquet
  • 753
  • 693
  • Cross-country running
  • 753
  • Curling
  • 754
  • Cycling
  • 754
  • Cyclo-cross
  • 754
  • Darts
  • 755
  • Academic study
  • Draughts
  • 755
  • Equestrian events
  • 755
  • Fencing
  • 756
  • Football (American)
  • 757
  • Football (Association Football/Soccer)
  • 758
  • 695
  • Football (Australian)
  • 764
  • Football (Gaelic)
  • 764
  • Gliding
  • 764
  • Golf
  • 764
  • Greyhound racing
  • 765
Control code
ocm57168174
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition, Rev. edition.
Extent
xx, 939 pages
Isbn
9780141017051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
032 P376 2ND REV. ; P; XX-RF ; RF0206BT.
Other control number
9780141017051 (pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57168174
  • (Sirsi) o57168174
Label
The Penguin factfinder, edited by David Crystal
Publication
Note
  • "Second edition"--Cover
  • "Penguin reference"--Cover
  • Previous ed. published as: The new Penguin factfinder. 2003
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Constellations
  • World precipitation
  • 32
  • Meteorological records
  • 33
  • Cloud types
  • 33
  • Depressions
  • 33
  • Meteorological sea areas
  • 34
  • 3
  • Wind force and sea disturbance
  • 35
  • Surface
  • 36
  • World physical map
  • 36
  • Major ocean-surface currents
  • 37
  • Continents
  • 38
  • Northern sky
  • Oceans
  • 38
  • Major island groups
  • 38
  • Largest seas
  • 41
  • Largest islands
  • 41
  • Largest lakes
  • 41
  • 4
  • Largest deserts
  • 41
  • Highest mountains
  • 42
  • Highest waterfalls
  • 42
  • Deepest caves
  • 42
  • Longest rivers
  • 42
  • 'Alpha' stars within constellations
  • Earth's largest drainage basins
  • 43
  • World heritage sites
  • 44
  • National Parks in England and Wales
  • 53
  • National Parks in Scotland
  • 53
  • National Parks in the USA
  • 53
  • 4
  • Environment
  • 55
  • Climate
  • 57
  • Climate system
  • 57
  • Climate alterations produced by cities
  • 57
  • Greenhouse effect
  • 58
  • Southern sky
  • Greenhouse gases
  • 58
  • Pollution
  • 58
  • Pollutants and the ecosystem
  • 58
  • Carbon dioxide
  • 59
  • Emissions of greenhouse gases
  • 60
  • 5
  • Carbon dioxide emissions by source
  • 61
  • Emissions of traditional air pollutants
  • 62
  • Pesticide pollution
  • 63
  • Amounts of waste generated
  • 64
  • Sewage sludge production and disposal
  • 64
  • Meteor showers
  • Production, movement, and disposal of hazardous waste
  • 65
  • Nuclear waste
  • 66
  • Water pollution
  • 67
  • Deforestation
  • 68
  • Forests of the world: areas and carbon stocks
  • 68
  • 6
  • World distribution of various types of forest
  • 68
  • Forests, grasslands, and drylands
  • 69
  • Production and trade of selected forest products
  • 69
  • Recent notable environmental disasters
  • 70
  • Flora and fauna
  • 72
  • Universe
  • Historic comets
  • State of mammals, birds, and fish
  • 72
  • State of reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • 73
  • State of vascular plants, mosses, lichens, fungi, and algae
  • 74
  • Biosphere reserves and wetlands
  • 75
  • Conservation
  • 75
  • 6
  • Environmental programmes
  • 75
  • Major protected areas
  • 76
  • Multilateral conventions on the environment
  • 77
  • Natural history
  • 81
  • Classification of living organisms
  • 83
  • Solar system
  • Classification of the human species
  • 83
  • Five kingdoms
  • 83
  • Animals
  • 83
  • Classification of animals
  • 83
  • Animal records
  • 85
  • 6
  • Size
  • 85
  • Weight
  • 87
  • Speed in the air
  • 87
  • Speed in water
  • 87
  • Speed on the ground
  • 87
  • Sun
  • Mammals
  • 87
  • Length of pregnancy in some mammals
  • 90
  • Classification of birds
  • 90
  • Incubation and fledgling periods
  • 97
  • Wingspans
  • 97
  • 6
  • Life-history features
  • 98
  • Reptiles
  • 98
  • Amphibians
  • 100
  • Fishes
  • 101
  • Insects
  • 105
  • Solar eclipses 2000-2015
  • Plants
  • 108
  • Classification of plants
  • 108
  • World vegetation map
  • 109
  • Flowering plants
  • 110
  • Shrubs
  • 111
  • 6
  • Trees
  • 111
  • Plants as foodstuffs
  • 112
  • Herbs and spices
  • 117
  • Fungi
  • 118
  • Human beings
  • 119
  • Planetary data (1)
  • Early humans
  • 121
  • Evolution of early humans
  • 121
  • Early human behaviour and ecology
  • 122
  • Body
  • 123
  • DNA
  • 123
  • 6
  • Genetic code
  • 124
  • Human chromosomes
  • 124
  • Human skeleton
  • 125
  • Bones of the human body
  • 125
  • Muscles and internal organs
  • 126
  • 1
  • Planetary data (2)
  • Heart
  • 126
  • Human pulse rates
  • 126
  • Human temperature
  • 126
  • Composition of blood
  • 127
  • Brain in section
  • 127
  • 7
  • Ear
  • 127
  • Eye
  • 127
  • Teeth
  • 128
  • Reproductive organs
  • 128
  • Medical matters
  • 129
  • Main planetary satellites
  • Communicable diseases
  • 129
  • Geography of HIV infection
  • 130
  • Major causes of death worldwide
  • 131
  • Phobias
  • 132
  • Commonly used drugs
  • 134
  • 7
  • Commonly abused drugs
  • 135
  • Nutrition
  • 136
  • Ideal weights for men and women over 25 years of age
  • 136
  • Composition of foods
  • 137
  • Main types of vitamin
  • 139
  • Near side of the Moon
  • Main trace minerals
  • 139
  • Food additives
  • 140
  • World's top wine producers
  • 144
  • Grape varieties
  • 144
  • History
  • 149
  • 8
  • Calendar
  • 151
  • Perpetual calendar 1821-2020
  • 151
  • Seasons
  • 155
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • 155
  • Year equivalents
  • 155
  • Lunar 'maria'
  • Month equivalents
  • 155
  • Names of the months
  • 156
  • Months: associations
  • 156
  • Names of the days
  • 156
  • Chinese animal years and times 1984-2007
  • 156
  • 8
  • Chinese agricultural calendar
  • 156
  • Zodiac
  • 157
  • World chronology
  • 158
  • World events
  • 158
  • Dynasties of China
  • 168
  • Far side of the Moon
  • Dynasties of Ancient Egypt
  • 169
  • Seven wonders of the Ancient World
  • 170
  • Rulers of the Roman Empire
  • 170
  • Roman Empire in the 1st century AD
  • 171
  • British royal family tree
  • 172
  • 9
  • European royal families descended from Queen Victoria
  • 176
  • British royal family today
  • 178
  • Habsburgs, Bourbons, and the thrones of Spain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire
  • 180
  • Rulers of England and Great Britain
  • 182
  • Military wars and campaigns
  • 183
  • Cosmos
  • Lunar eclipses 2000-2010
  • Major wars of mediaeval and modern times
  • 183
  • Main crusades to the East
  • 189
  • American Civil War
  • 190
  • Exploration and discovery
  • 191
  • Journeys of exploration
  • 191
  • 9
  • Great explorers
  • 192
  • Colonialism (imperialism)
  • 193
  • Colonial powers in 1914
  • 193
  • Revolutions
  • 194
  • Events of the French Revolution
  • 194
  • Space exploration
  • Events of the American Revolution
  • 194
  • Events of the Russian Revolution
  • 195
  • Political leaders and rulers
  • 196
  • Human geography
  • 201
  • Political map of the world
  • 203
  • 10
  • World's largest nations by area
  • 204
  • World population estimates
  • 205
  • World population 1950-2050
  • 205
  • World's largest nations by population
  • 206
  • World's largest cities by population
  • 207
  • Major space astronomy events/missions
  • World population density
  • 208
  • A-Z listing of nations of the world: local name, timezone, area, population total, status, date of independence, capital, languages, ethnic groups, religions, physical features, climate, currency, economy, GNP/GDP, HDI, history, head of state/government
  • Afghanistan
  • 209
  • Albania
  • 210
  • Algeria
  • 211
  • Andorra
  • 10
  • 211
  • Angola
  • 212
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • 213
  • Argentina
  • 214
  • Armenia
  • 214
  • Australia
  • Satellite launch centres
  • 215
  • Austria
  • 217
  • Azerbaijan
  • 217
  • Bahamas
  • 218
  • Bahrain
  • 219
  • Bangladesh
  • 11
  • 219
  • Barbados
  • 220
  • Belarus
  • 221
  • Belau
  • 221
  • Belgium
  • 222
  • Belize
  • International space launchers
  • 223
  • Benin
  • 223
  • Bhutan
  • 224
  • Bolivia
  • 225
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 225
  • Botswana
  • 12
  • 226
  • Brazil
  • 227
  • Brunei
  • 228
  • Bulgaria
  • 228
  • Burkina Faso
  • 229
  • Burundi
  • 3
  • Earth
  • 229
  • Cambodia
  • 230
  • Cameroon
  • 231
  • Canada
  • 232
  • Cape Verde
  • 233
  • Central African Republic
  • 15
  • 234
  • Chad
  • 234
  • Chile
  • 235
  • China
  • 236
  • Hong Kong
  • 237
  • Macao
  • History
  • 238
  • Colombia
  • 239
  • Commonwealth of Independent States, The (CIS)
  • 239
  • Comoros
  • 240
  • Congo
  • 241
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • 17
  • 241
  • Costa Rica
  • 242
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • 243
  • Croatia
  • 243
  • Cuba
  • 244
  • Cyprus
  • Developing world
  • 245
  • Czech Republic
  • 246
  • Denmark
  • 246
  • Faroe Islands (Faeroe)
  • 247
  • Greenland (Kalaalit Nunaat)
  • 247
  • Djibouti
  • 17
  • 248
  • Dominica
  • 248
  • Dominican Republic
  • 249
  • East Timor
  • 250
  • Ecuador
  • 251
  • Egypt
  • Major ice-age periods
  • 251
  • El Salvador
  • 252
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • 253
  • Eritrea
  • 253
  • Estonia
  • 254
  • Ethiopia
  • 17
  • 254
  • Fiji
  • 255
  • Finland
  • 256
  • France
  • 257
  • Gabon
  • 258
  • Gambia, The
  • Geological time scale
  • 259
  • Georgia
  • 259
  • Germany
  • 260
  • Ghana
  • 261
  • Greece
  • 262
  • Grenada
  • 18
  • 263
  • Guatemala
  • 264
  • Guinea
  • 265
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • 265
  • Guyana
  • 266
  • Haiti
  • Star distances
  • Structure
  • 267
  • Honduras
  • 267
  • Hungary
  • 268
  • Iceland
  • 269
  • India
  • 269
  • Indonesia
  • 20
  • 270
  • Iran
  • 271
  • Iraq
  • 272
  • Ireland, Republic of
  • 273
  • Israel
  • 274
  • Italy
  • Earth
  • 275
  • Jamaica
  • 276
  • Japan
  • 276
  • Jordan
  • 277
  • Kazakhstan
  • 278
  • Kenya
  • 20
  • 279
  • Kiribati
  • 280
  • Korea, North
  • 280
  • Korea, South
  • 281
  • Kuwait
  • 282
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Structure of the Earth
  • 282
  • Laos
  • 283
  • Latvia
  • 284
  • Lebanon
  • 284
  • Lesotho
  • 285
  • Liberia
  • 20
  • 286
  • Libya
  • 286
  • Liechtenstein
  • 287
  • Lithuania
  • 288
  • Luxembourg
  • 288
  • Macedonia, former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Earth's crust composition
  • 289
  • Madagascar
  • 290
  • Malawi
  • 291
  • Malaysia
  • 291
  • Maldives
  • 292
  • Mali
  • 20
  • 293
  • Malta
  • 293
  • Marshall Islands
  • 294
  • Mauritania
  • 295
  • Mauritius
  • 295
  • Mexico
  • Chemical composition of rocks
  • 296
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • 296
  • Moldova
  • 297
  • Monaco
  • 298
  • Mongolia
  • 298
  • Morocco
  • 20
  • 299
  • Mozambique
  • 300
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • 300
  • Namibia
  • 301
  • Nauru
  • 302
  • Nepal
  • 3
  • Mineral composition of rocks
  • 302
  • Netherlands, The
  • 303
  • Aruba
  • 303
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • 304
  • New Zealand
  • 305
  • Nicaragua
  • 21
  • 306
  • Niger
  • 307
  • Nigeria
  • 307
  • Norway
  • 308
  • Oman
  • 309
  • Pakistan
  • Mohs scale of hardness
  • 310
  • Panama
  • 310
  • Papua New Guinea
  • 311
  • Paraguay
  • 312
  • Peru
  • 312
  • Philippines
  • 21
  • 313
  • Poland
  • 314
  • Portugal
  • 315
  • Azores
  • 315
  • Madeira (islands)
  • 316
  • Qatar
  • Layers of the atmosphere
  • 316
  • Romania
  • 317
  • Russia (Russian Federation)
  • 317
  • Rwanda
  • 318 --
  • 21
  • Composition of dry air at sea level
  • 21
  • World minerals map
  • 22
  • Star magnitudes
  • Continental drift
  • 23
  • Major lithospheric plates
  • 24
  • Earthquake distribution
  • 25
  • Major earthquakes
  • 26
  • Earthquake severity
  • 26
  • 3
  • Major volcanoes and eruptions
  • 27
  • Major tsunamis
  • 28
  • Recent hurricanes
  • 29
  • Climate
  • 30
  • World temperatures
  • 30
  • San Marino
  • British overseas territories
  • 356
  • Anguilla
  • 356
  • Bermuda
  • 356
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • 357
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • 357
  • 322
  • British Virgin Islands
  • 357
  • Cayman Islands
  • 357
  • Falkland Islands
  • 358
  • South Georgia
  • 358
  • South Sandwich Islands
  • 358
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Gibraltar
  • 358
  • Montserrat (Emerald Isle)
  • 359
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • 359
  • Saint Helena and Dependencies
  • 359
  • Turks and Caicos islands
  • 359
  • 322
  • United States of America (USA)
  • 360
  • United States formal dependencies
  • 363
  • American Samoa
  • 363
  • Guam
  • 364
  • Puerto Rico, The Commonwealth of
  • 364
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Virgin Islands, United States
  • 365
  • Mariana Islands, Northern
  • 365
  • Other American Islands
  • 365
  • Uruguay
  • 366
  • Uzbekistan
  • 366
  • 323
  • Vanuatu
  • 367
  • Vatican City State
  • 368
  • Venezuela
  • 368
  • Vietnam
  • 369
  • Western Sahara
  • 370
  • Senegal
  • Yemen
  • 370
  • Zambia
  • 371
  • Zimbabwe
  • 372
  • Nations of the world: general data
  • 373
  • Population
  • 381
  • 324
  • Growth of world population
  • 381
  • Projected population growth, by geographic region
  • 381
  • UK population summary
  • 381
  • Society
  • 383
  • Social institutions
  • 385
  • Serbia and Montenegro (formerly, Yugoslavia)
  • Honours
  • 385
  • Forms of address
  • 386
  • Heraldry
  • 389
  • Aristocratic ranks
  • 390
  • Law and crime
  • 390
  • 324
  • Courts of Great Britain
  • 390
  • Judiciary and legal representatives
  • 391
  • Courts of Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the USA
  • 391
  • Lord Chancellors
  • 393
  • Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 394
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Seychelles
  • Armed forces
  • 395
  • Defence forces and expenditure
  • 395
  • Ranks in the UK armed forces
  • 396
  • Comparable ranks in the US armed forces
  • 396
  • Politics
  • 397
  • 325
  • United Nations membership
  • 397
  • Main bodies of the United Nations
  • 397
  • Specialized agencies of the United Nations
  • 398
  • United Nations Secretaries General
  • 398
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Control code
ocm57168174
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition, Rev. edition.
Extent
xx, 939 pages
Isbn
9780141017051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
032 P376 2ND REV. ; P; XX-RF ; RF0206BT.
Other control number
9780141017051 (pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57168174
  • (Sirsi) o57168174

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