The most visually dynamic book of facts and figures around, Top 10 of Everything continues to amaze and inform. This new edition takes a fresh look at the universe, revealing jaw-dropping facts about machines, animals, sports, music, space, epic structures and more. A range of visual features provide exciting ways for readers to engage with facts - including graphs and charts that explain data clearly and easily, and snapshot lists that break down details into boxouts. Every page is packed full of colourful graphics, and by taking a comprehensive look at an incredible range of subjects, there's certain to be something to amuse and interest any reader.
Features hundred of separate top ten lists of statistics, anomalies, and world records of the past year, including the fastest NASCAR races, the biggest gaming publishers, the most bankable film directors, and the tallest buildings under construction.
The irresistible mix of facts and trivia featured in over 1,000 lists in this special millennium edition covers a diverse range of subjects from presidents to air disasters to what's in a name to toys and games. Top Ten dips into every area of human achievement and every area of the natural world, with such sections as the Universe & the Earth; Culture & Learning; the Human World; Town & Country; Music, Stage, Screen & Broadcasting; and Sports. The spectacular Millennium portion -- printed on 32 pages of silver paper -- provides insight into the way the world and its inhabitants have changed over the last 1,000 years. Informative, entertaining, and unmatched in the depth and breadth of its intriguing facts, Top Ten is impossible to put down!
Presents hundreds of top ten lists arranged in topical sections, covering the universe and Earth, life on Earth, the human world, town and country, culture and learning, music, stage and screen, the commercial world, transportation and tourism, and sport and leisure.
100 Top Ten Lists of the Best of Disney, from the Man to the Mouse and Beyond
Author: Christopher Lucas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
Long before David Letterman made it a nightly ritual, groupings of ten seemed to be the most common form of list making (commandments, amendments, FBI most wanted, etc.) Top 10 lists abound for everything today, from movies and music to sports and politics. There is so much Disney history to cover, however, that it can’t be contained in one simple list, thus “The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney.” There is not a person on Earth who hasn’t come into contact with Disney in some way. Whether seeing a Disney film, hearing a Disney song, recognizing a Disney character or visiting a Disney park, the company’s reach is global. The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney will collect the best of the best of Disney in a book of lists. From Walt himself and the beginning of his company, to his successors who have broadened the reach of the Disney brand well beyond where even Walt could have imagined it, this book will cover every aspect of the 93 years of history that Disney has to offer. In it you will find information on everything from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Queen Elsa, to the billion dollar acquisitions of Marvel and Lucasfilm. Written for casual and die-hard fans alike, The Top 100 Top Ten of Disney will revisit some familiar characters, films, songs, rides, and personalities associated with Disney but will also uncover some forgotten, obscure and overlooked parts of the company as well, such as the unlikely Disney films Victory Through Air Power (1943) and The Story of Menstruation (1946). The book will be laid out in easy to read “bite size” pieces. It will be one of those books that the whole family can enjoy and can be picked up and referred to again and again. Author Bio: Christopher Lucas is a lifelong fan of all things Disney. His admiration for Walt, and the company he built, led Chris to create a one person show called “Of Mouse and Man” which has been performed in several colleges, theaters and civic centers. He is also the co‐author of Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story, the critically acclaimed book released by Simon & Schuster and Derek Jeter Publishing in April 2015. Christopher lives in suburban New Jersey with his two young sons. His goal someday is to take a vacation somewhere that doesn’t involve a visit to a Disney theme park.