What was the largest dinosaur to roam the planet? Who has won the most Oscars for best actor? Which Government spends the most money? All of these questions and many, many more are answered in "Top 10 of Everything 2009", the 20th anniversary edition of the annual bestseller. Packed with brand new and updated lists, "Top 10 of Everything" reveals thousands of fascinating facts and little-known trivia about history, science, sports, music, movies, nature, people and places. Compiled by category and featuring original Now & Then lists that show just how much the times have changed, this is the perfect book for all lovers general knowledge.
Table of Contents
The Universe & the Earth. Elementary; The Universe; To Boldly Go...; Bodies of Water; Go with the Flow; Islands; Mountains & Land Features; World Weather; Natural Disasters; Life on Earth. Extinct & Endangered; Sea Creatures; Land Mammals; Creepy Crawlies; Birds & Bats; Pets; Livestock; Living off the Land; Trees & Forests; The Human World. The Amazing Human Body; Good Health; Living Standards; Births, Marriages & Deaths; Names to Conjure With; Rulers & Royals; Mr President; Pole to Pole; Nobel Prizes; Criminal Records; Murder Most Foul; Punishment; World Wars; The Military Balance; World Religion; Town & Country. Countries - size; Countries - population; Future Shock; Cities; Placenames; US States; Reaching for the Sky; Bridges; Tunnels; Culture & Learning. Language; Education; Books; Libraries & Loans; The Press; Art; Monumental Achievements; Music. Singles; Albums; Record Firsts; Male Singers; Female Singers; Groups & Duos; Music Awards; Movie Music; Classical & Opera; Stage & Screen. In the Long Run; Movie Industry; Another Opening; Films by Genre; Comedy Stars; Oscar-winning films; Oscar-winning stars; Actors; Actresses; Directors; Animation; Radio; TV; DVD & Video; The Commercial World. Workers of the World; Wealth - countries; The Richest of the Rich; Natural Resources; Precious Things; Shopping Lists; Brands; Food; Drink; Communications; Tourism; World Wide Web; Energy; Environment; Hazards; On the Move (Transport). The Need for Speed; On the Road; On Track; Water; Air; Aircrash; Sport & Leisure. Summer Olympics; Athletics; Cricket (UK) / Baseball (US); Ball Games; Basketball; Combat Sports; On two Wheels; Football (soccer; UK) / Ice hockey (US); Golf; Horse Sports; Motor Sport; Rugby (UK) / American football (US); Tennis; Water Sports; Winter Sports; Leisure Pursuits;
Russell Ash has written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including 20 years of Top 10 of Everything, Whitaker's World of Facts and Tall Stories. He is regularly featured on TV and radio.