This amazing, one-of-a-kind reference book has been revised and completely updated. Called "a definite reference must" by King Features Syndicate,The Order of Thingsis an illustrated collection of orders and classifications in science, religion, history, business, the arts, sports, technology, mathematics, society, and domestic life. Includes: • Over 400 informative lists, hierarchies, and illustrations, from the ancient past to today -- divided into 13 major areas of knowledge. • Extremely well-organized and accessible, from the Table of Contents to the extensive and all-encompassing index. • Unique information that is useful, surprising, and enlightening. Here, reader's will find the 64 emperors of Byzantium; ranks in the British army; how a television dish is operated; the different layers of soil; coal sizes; the various ice ages; how your ear hears something; how all the languages in the world are organized -- and much, much more. • Illustrated with graphs, models, drawings, and portraits to make complex subjects understandable.