The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2024 (Paperback)
#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: sports, pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, business, and so much more.
The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2024 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2023 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly.
- Special Feature: Election 2024: A new feature covers all voters need to know going into the 2024 presidential election season, including primary and caucus dates, candidate profiles, campaign finance numbers, and more.
- 2023—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2023, from wildfires and earthquakes to Israel, Ukraine, and the U.S. Congress.
- 2023—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup, 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, and 2023 World Series.
- 2023—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2023, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.
- 2023—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year.
- World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2023, including a Swiftie-created friendship bracelet and the House Speaker's gavel.
- The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.
- Other Highlights: Stats and graphics across dozens of chapters show how the pandemic continues to affect the economy, work, family life, education, and culture. Plus more new data to help understand the world, including housing costs, public schools and test scores, streaming TV and movie ratings, and much more.
About the Author
Sarah Janssen is the editor of The World Almanac and Book of Facts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.