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Published:October 26th, 2007 13:27 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with David Wallechinsky, The Knowledge Book

Judyth Piazza chats with David Wallechinsky, The Knowledge Book

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

David Wallechinsky is the bestselling coauthor of The Book of Lists and The People`s Almanac, and the author of The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics and The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. Also a contributing editor to Parade magazine, he divides his time between Santa Monica, California, and Provence, France.

THE KNOWLEDGE BOOK,Everything You Need to Know to Get By in the 21st Century summarizes events and ideas, places them in context, explains how they are linked and why they are important.

In his foreword, historian David Wallechinsky writes, The Knowledge Book provides the reader with an overview, a survey course, of the range of human knowledge. It introduces the reader to topics that he or she may know little about, but which might prove exciting to pursue. " Wallechinsky shares his enthusiasm for knowledge as a gateway to greater understanding of subjects: By learning about the ideas that were prevalent in other eras and the events that have taken place in the past, we are better able to understand aspects of the present which otherwise seem baffling, and we are more easily able to anticipate the trends of the future. The present, after all, is just a moving dot on the continuum connecting the past to the future. "

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