Famous First Facts

Famous First Facts, 7th Edition

For more than half a century, Famous First Facts has earned the accolades of reviewers and a place on library reference shelves nationwide. This new edition of the reference classic is updated and expanded with new entries reflecting the latest developments and discoveries, and newly organized for better access to information.


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Famous First Facts, International Edition

This international edition of Famous First Facts expands coverage of first facts past the borders of the United States, to chronicle important facts from throughout history worldwide. Famous First Facts, International Edition contains more than 5000 firsts from hundreds of countries and ranging in time from 3.5 billion years ago (the age of the oldest continental land discovered) to 2001 (the scheduled date of completion of the first building over 1500 feet tall).


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Famous First Facts About Politics

For historians, students, scholars, librarians, and teachers, this is a comprehensive information source, and the perfect first stop for political research. General readers will also find it an irresistible browse, exploring "firsts" from the earliest events in American history (such as the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy by Haionhwat’ha and Deganawidah sometime before 1550), to the ground-breaking events that took place at the end of the millennium (such as the first First Lady elected to public office, in 2000).


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Famous First Facts About the Environment

Four thousand entries focus on every aspect of earth's environment and the human actions that affect it. With global coverage, the book spans the time before recorded history to the present.


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Famous First Facts About Sports

Features more than 5,400 "firsts" in more than 110 sports. Coverage encompasses all of the major and most of the minor sports played in the U.S. The most popular sports (e.g. baseball, football, basketball, tennis, golf, and hockey) receive the greatest attention, but the book covers the whole range of athletic competition, from archery and sled dog racing, to skiing and weightlifting.


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