Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian
The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge: A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind, St. Martin’s Press, 2007.
Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 031 N42
With over 1300 pages of information on dozens of subjects, the newspaper whose motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” attempts to offer all the facts your curiosity desires. Dip into overviews of everything from the “History of Computing” to “African Literature” or a “Dictionary of Food” – and don’t miss puzzle editor Will Shortz’s tips on solving the NYT crosswords and sudoku.
HELPFUL FOR: Life, the Universe, and Everything
FUN FOR: puzzlers, foodies, trivia buffs, game show lifelines, Jeopardy contestants