Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year 2009 & 2010
English | PDF | 2 Books | 123.84 Mb
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.