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Pages: 882
Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Incorporated (2009)

The 2009 Britannica Book of the Year is an unequalled account of the people, events and trends that made 2008 memorable. Read about major political elections across the globe, including the historic Presidential election in the United States. From the Beijing Olympics to the worst economic crises in eighty years to the continued violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, capture 2008 in this one-volume beautifully-bound hardcover book. Discover important events when browsing Dates of 2008, those who changed the world and touched our lives in People of 2008. Events of 2008 covers the critical issues you want to read about. Fascinating, absorbing and informative-this is one book you'll be proud to own. Includes: A day-to-day recap of world events. DATES OF 2008 chronicles and summarises noteworthy events one day at a time. From education to health to sport, experts cover EVENTS OF 2008. Explore critical issues in business, computers, education, health, politics, science, sport and more with fact-packed entries probing the reasons behind developments throughout the year. PEOPLE OF 2008. Find out about those who made history, broke records or made a difference. A clear and incisive review of THE WORLD IN 2008. Hotbeds of unrest are examined. Multinational and regional organisations are reviewed. A statistical snapshot of the world in WORLD DATA brings you data - social, economic and financial - on more than 200 countries and dependencies throughout the world. It's the kind of detailed information you won't - or can't - find anywhere else. SIDEBARS OF 2008 explore the continuing strife in the Darfur region of The Sudan, a conflict that so far has continued despite all attempted diplomatic solutions; the growing popularity of distance learning, as more and more people earn degrees without setting foot in a classroom; the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, with which scientists hope to re-create the conditions at the dawn of the universe.

Pages: 882
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615353313
ISBN-13: 978-1615353316

Presenting an incisive look at 2009, the Britannica Book of the Year provides a valuable viewpoint on the people and events that shaped the year. In addition to keeping the Encyclopadia Britannica updated, it serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever-changing populations, governments and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again. - Research the events that made the headlines in 2009 - from sport to education to technological advances. - Read about world disasters like the wildfires that swept through South Eastern Australia, the earthquake in Central Italy reaching 6.3 on the Richter scale and the Air France Airbus that disappeared off the coast of Brazil. - World Data provides a statistical snapshot of the world's countries - incorporating data on each country's demography, economy, education, health and military. - People of 2009 commends the works of the year's Nobel Prize winners and celebrates the lives of such people as legendary football player and manager Sir Bobby Robson, chaotic TV chef Keith Floyd, anthropologist Claude Levi Strauss and King of Pop Michael Jackson. - Special Reports on key current events include the Global Financial Crisis, China's Quest for Superpower and the Swine Flu epidemic. - Explores critical issues and their origins, covering business, economics, technology, health, politics, science, sport and more. - Beautifully bound in hardback and written by Britannica's expert contributors.

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