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January is the Time for the New World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

The World Almanac could be a great resource gift for a young student

What were the most memorable milestones of 2013? Which Winter Olympic moments in years past had us at the edge of our seats? What essential information can prepare voters for November 2014 elections? The answers to these questions and more can be found in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014.

Atlanta is well represented in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 as it takes on a fresh, contemporary design this year. The new cover features a world studded with images of President Barack Obama, Justin Timberlake, Serena Williams, One World Trade Center, and other notable figures—a reflection of the year’s top people, places, and events chronicled in its pages.  The publication talks about our high Atlanta crime, our falling Air Quality, our weather and of course our famous airport.

As the federal government begins to offer marriage benefits to same-sex couples, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 spotlights “Marriage in America: A Changing Picture,” a brand-new special feature that provides an intriguing look at the changing demographic trends behind the institution of marriage, family structures, and social attitudes in the United States. 

Other new additions to look forward to include “Memorable Winter Olympic Moments”—a look at The World Almanac® editors’ favorite moments of the past Winter Olympics, preparing readers for the 2014 Games—and a “Voter Guide,” which provides readers with a simple, state-by-state source for key election dates and information. Meanwhile, popular annual sections like “Year in Sports,” “Top 10 News Topics,” “The World at a Glance,” and “Time Capsule” make their return.  

“This latest edition and its new look are a testament to our commitment and ability to stay current as well as relevant each year,” said Sarah Janssen, senior editor of The World Almanac®. “Our world might be changing at an increasingly rapid rate, but readers can be confident that The World Almanac® will always be a reliable, up-to-date resource for any information they need.” 

The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2014 is available for purchase at www.worldalmanac.com. For eBook versions, please check your online retailer.

About The World Almanac®

The World Almanac®'s history as a publisher of award-winning reference titles dates back more than 140 years. The imprint includes such iconic titles as The World Almanac® and Book of Facts, the best-selling American reference book of all time, and The World Almanac® for Kids, the best-selling reference book for kids.

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