"Penguin"'s bestselling "Penguin Book of Facts" is the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date general fact book available. Organized in thematic sections that cover topics as diverse as science and technology, sport and culture, religion and mythology, it is easy to navigate and great value for money. The first edition has sold almost 15000 copies and has proved a huge hit, especially among crossword solvers, students and editors. It is an essential desk reference.
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