The New York Public Library Desk Reference

The New York Public Library Desk Reference

A revised and updated edition of the best-selling reference features information organized into twenty-seven subject areas, including the Earth, fine arts, literature, etiquette, computers, and religions....

Title:The New York Public Library Desk Reference
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780671850142
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    The New York Public Library Desk Reference Reviews

  • Gretchen

    Cleaning my bookshelves is always dangerous because I end up wanting to sit down with every other book and get lost in it. The NYPL Desk Reference is particularly tempting. Google be damned, this book...

  • Kaden

    The New York Public Library Desk Reference by the New York Public Library is the most information packed book I have ever read. With many weird and wacky facts, this book is probably one of the best ...

  • Laura

    Need definitions of frequently used foreign words and phrases? What is the average temperature in Acapulco? How do you remove common stains? When were the total eclipses of the sun in the 20th century...

  • Aaron

    This book is great. In the days before Wikipedia (or even really the heyday of the internet), it was the ultimate reference book, covering everything from letter formats to government and business lis...

  • Sophiebird

    Loved this book when we first got it. Great not only for reference, but brief reads on an array of topics... but alas... the internet has entered my life these days and a quick click to the next topic...

  • Lisa

    The New York Public Library Desk Reference (4th Edition) by Paul Fargis (2002)...

  • Michelle Devidi

    Every home should have one! Where else can you learn about philosophers, astronomy, time zones, state flowers and how to set a table for a wedding? Thank you Heather for the best gift ever!...

  • Thom Dunn

    Mine is the Third edition, has this cover. Compares favorably with Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. Readable, too....

  • Mckinley

    Learned about this in library school....

  • Colin

    My copy was a gift from Heather, and it is truly an awesome reference guide without which I do not like to be. ...